About Perry

Perry Timms

Described by CIPD CEO Peter Cheese as “The HR Futurist” Perry’s energy, passion and insight around new forms of people and organisation development and the future of work are his trademarks.    

A Chartered CIPD Member; facilitator & coach, Perry has led technology-driven business change for over 20 years as a corporate Head of Learning, Talent & OD.   

Perry runs his own enterprise – PTHR – aiming to transform learning & work one conversation at a time.

Perry is an international. CPD accredited and TEDx speaker on HR, technology and the future of work.  Perry has delivered keynote speeches across the UK and in the USA, South Africa, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, France and Ireland with over 40 events in 2016 to over 5,000 HR and workplace professionals.

2017 sees Perry published by Kogan Page with the October publication of the book Transformational HR – an HR metamorphosis for a transforming world of work.

Perry also authored the e-book “HR 2025” and writes monthly and quarterly for a range of online HR and Work publications and journals.

In 2015 Perry was invited to IBM’s Future of Work programme and recently became a part of HR software vendor Profinda’s Workforce of the Future community.

In 2016 Perry became the world’s only WorldBlu® Certified Freedom at Work Consultant + Coach – helping organisations be more democratic and inclusive.

Perry is a social HR Practitioner; voted a top 10 blogger in International and UK magazines.  Perry is Adviser to the CIPD on Social Media & HR, built the Institute’s first MOOC “Working Digitally: Social Media and HR” and was a Guide for the CIPD/MiX HR Hackathon.  

Perry was executive consultant to 2015 HRD of the Year Karen Beaven (River Island), is a Fellow of the RSA and a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University.

Perry’s past and present clients includes Macmillan, Phoenix Group, British Airways, P&G, Shelter, Sky, Toyota, Canon, Kuwait Energy, Competo, Ashridge Executive Education, Costa Cruises, Anglian Water, the NHS, Leeds City Council, ACCA and Ampelmann.

Perry also leads a global community of practitioners acting as a virtual organisation – the iPractice – with over 120 networked professionals from the US, South Africa, Europe and Australasia.

A tenacious reader; enthused networker and voracious learner, Perry describes himself as a lifeaholic determined to change the world of work; one conversation at a time.