PARC Strategic Reward Skills Masterclass

The content of the Masterclass is founded on those areas most frequently reported by RemCo Chairs as essential to effective performance as the Group HR Director or Head of Reward in major companies.

Windsor, United Kingdom


Two-day Residential: 11 - 12 May 2022 9.00 - 17.00 each day 

Course in Detail

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Members £1,500 + VAT
Non-members £3,000 + VAT

About this Programme

This masterclass will enable the reward professional to comfortably understand how reward strategy links to business strategy. Throughout this course, the participant will analyse their organisation's reward strategy. Prior to the programme, delegates will be asked to review their organisation’s strategic business objectives, including as outlined in the Annual Report, and to assess the alignment between these objectives and their organisation’s: approach to talent strategy; reward values and principles; and major group-wide reward plans.

Who Should Attend?

The Masterclass is aimed both at prime succession candidates to current Heads of Reward in major listed companies, and also at newly-promoted, or aspiring Corporate HR Directors, who are seeking to develop a more strategically focused set of reward skills. Attendees particularly value our simulated Remuneration Committee session, focused on stakeholder management and the interface role with the RemCo and Main Board.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to develop a 'grounded' reward strategy, aligned with business strategy
  • Understand how to review, assess and contribute to RemCo effectiveness
  • Learn how to review and assess the effectiveness of longer-term incentive arrangements, and develop clear alignment to sustainable, long-term performance
  • Learn how to design and conduct a risk audit of reward

Karen Clark

Karen partners with clients to design and execute recruitment solutions to fulfil talent planning and hiring requirements. She also partners with candidates to support their career objectives and their route to securing a new role or venture. Prior to rejoining Strategic Dimensions, Karen worked for a talent and business intelligence consultancy. Pre-resourcing, Karen worked as a corporate lawyer in the TMT sector. It was during her time as a lawyer that she got her first exposure to the importance of attraction, engagement and ongoing retention of sought after talent in a competitive market for the best candidates.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Drew Matthews

Drew Matthews is Global Compensation and Benefits Director for BT. Previously, Drew was a Partner at Aon Hewitt New Bridge Street, most recently Head of Reward at Micro Focus and also formerly Personnel Director at Tesco where he was accountable for reward, global mobility, share schemes, and occupational health and wellbeing for over 500,000 employees in 14 countries.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Phil Wills

Phil Wills advises PARC in the development of its programme of events. His previous corporate roles included Global Head of Reward for Reed Elsevier (RELX), for ICI, and for Diageo. Since 2010 he has established an independent consultancy business to provide strategic reward support, focused on the delivery of business strategy and organisational performance. He is also a coach to newly appointed (or aspiring) Corporate HR Directors on all areas of reward strategy and delivery.
Patrick Jones - Course author