About Perry


Perry is known for his energy, passion and insight around the world of people and work.

He is a Chartered Member of the CIPD; and Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam Business School.  Skilled as a facilitator, coach and mentor Perry is qualified in change and a range of psychometric tools and has been leading on business improvement and change for over 20 years.  Perry is Vice Chair of the Northamptonshire CIPD Branch, and also lectures on HRM at Birmingham City, Westminster and Dublin City Universities.

Having held corporate roles as Head of Learning, Talent & OD in public and not-for-profit sectors, Perry has set up his own enterprise – PTHR (People & Transformational HR) delivering Perry’s aim – to change the world of work; one conversation at a time.

Perry is a social HR Practitioner as he tweets, blogs and is active on LinkedIn and was voted 7th in People Management magazine’s Top 20 HR power-tweeters for 2012 and one of top the top 10 HR Bloggers in the 2013 update.

Work Timeline:

Project Lead

IT Transformational Projects:

IT Transformational Projects:

Corporate HR

Head of L&D

Head of OD

Founded PTHR

Independent Director:

Winmark HRD Network

Strategic Partner

Trainers Kitbag

CIPD Social Media & Engagement Advisor

CIPD Hackathon Guide

Visiting Fellow

Sheffield Hallam University Business School

Perry is currently the Advisor to the CIPD on Social Media & Engagement and is a Guide for the CIPD’s “Hackathon” – an online, open-source innovation platform encouraging practitioners to “hack” HR; to create new practices, processes and protocols and build an adaptability advantage for HR to influence the world of work in complex, volatile and unpredictable circumstances.

A regular blogger and writer, Perry has been published by People Management, Training Journal, Robertson Cooper, ChangeBoard, Halogen, HR Zone, the ILM and Duke University’s Dialogue journal plus a series of online books on the future of HR with the first published in 2014 – HR2025.

Perry is a regular speaker across the UK and internationally (with dates in Paris, Istanbul , Warsaw and Bucharest confirmed for 2014) and has featured as a speaker, chair and blogger at the last 5 years’ CIPD Annual and L&D national conferences.  Perry hosted the Training Journal Awards 2013 and can be seen speaking on YouTube and via recorded Webinars.

Perry’s values are Respect; Autonomy; Growth, Hope and Happiness. A tenacious reader; an enthused networker and a voracious learner, Perry describes himself as a lifeaholic.