Simon Richardson

Simon Richardson

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School  of Organisations, Economy and Society within Westminster Business School with a background in commercial HR consultancy. My non teaching roles include currently Course Leader for BA BM in HRM, Chair of Westminster Business Consultants and Knowledge Exchange Lead (academic enterprise) for SOES . I deliver Post Graduate modules in Reward Management as well as supervise student dissertations in areas such as Executive Pay, Gender Pay Gap and Global Mobility. I am a tutor on the Business Experience Placements module and teach on modules such as Coaching, Resourcing and Strategic Management. Prior to the university career, I was a founder member of the Total Reward Group in 2005 providing Reward services to commercial and not for profit organisations which was integrated into the Gallagher Insurance and Consulting Group which I left in May 2021. I am very committed to bridging the gap between employers and academia by putting student research into practice. Before  TRG, I was a Senior Manager at PwC assigned to the internal Global Mobility staff programme. I also ran the CIPD training courses on Global Mobility and tutor their Reward Management programme. My undergraduate studies were at the University of Wales from 1983 to 1986 and postgraduate studies with the University of Westminster between 1990 and 1992 including recently completing the PGCHE in 2018.  I am currently studying for a Masters in Higher Education with Middlesex University. 

My areas of Research interest are expatriate compensation and benefits, executive pay, Gender Pay Gap, employee benefits and international reward structures. I have published a number of articles on employee benefits in Employee Benefits, Reward  & Employee Benefits Association and International HR Adviser magazines. I am also a regular speaker and CIPD and International HR Adviser conferences and past Chair of Central London CIPD branch. 

In brief

Research areas

My research interests are Global Mobility, International HR, Executive Pay, Job Evaluation and Gender Pay Gap

Skills / expertise

My skills are commercial HR consultancy in expatriate compensation and benefits and global reward issues such as performance management systems and global grading systems.

Supervision interests

Executive Pay, Gender Pay Gap and international HR