Perry Timms

CEO PTHR | Future of Work TEDx speaker |
Author: Transformational HR | HR Most
Influential Thinker 2017 | WorldBlu F@W Certified |
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Perry Timms

A new entrant to HR Magazine’s HR’s Most Influential List 2017, Perry is 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 25 years as a corporate Head of Learning, Talent & OD.  Perry is the Chief Energy Officer of PTHR – his own enterprise – helping people and organisations design a better future for work, transform HR and learning, innovate and democratise ways of working and use socialised technologies for learning and work.

Perry is an international. CPD accredited and TEDx speaker on HR, workplace learning, 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 and a similar number in 2017; adding Canada, Germany, Kuwait, Sweden and Turkey to this list.

Perry’s first book published in October 2017 with Kogan Page: 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.

Perry is a co-founding member of Profinda’s Workforce of the Future community, and 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 is also an Associate Adviser and Consultant with the Work Foundation and a Fellow of the RSA.  Perry was the executive consultant to 2015 HRD of the Year Karen Beaven (River Island), is a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, Adjunct at Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School and Visiting Lecturer at GEA College, Ljubljana.  

Perry’s past and present clients includes Macmillan, Veolia, Diageo, Specsavers, Phoenix Group, Airbus, British Airways, P&G, Shelter, Sky, Toyota, River Island, Kuwait Energy, Competo, Ashridge Executive Education, Costa Cruises, Anglian Water, the NHS, Leeds City Council, ACCA, Appical, AND Digital, Bulgari Hotels and Ampelmann.  Perry also leads a global community of practitioners acting as a virtual organisation – the iPractice – with over 140 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.  




If we designed better work, people would be happier about their work and able to live more fulfilling lives.

If we create new aspects of work to run alongside existing traditional models, we will make more progress than trying endless change programmes and restructures.

If we build working methods that allow people to come to life and discover themselves, their talents and their ambitions in life, we’ll have a more just and contented society.