Changing Faces at the RemCo

A year on from the UK’s ‘shareholder spring’, whether real or a media creation, executive remuneration remains a red-hot topic. In November 2012 Hedley May launched a study to examine how public companies are adapting to the hostile environment created by political pressure, increased shareholder activism and sensationalist media coverage. After interviews with Chairmen, Remuneration/Compensation Committee Chairs, HR Directors and Reward Directors representing 40 FTSE 100 companies across a breadth of industries, we produced ‘Changing Faces at the RemCo’ in March 2013. In the report we analyze the skills that are now required of the key players involved – Remuneration/Compensation Committee Chairs, Group HR Directors and Reward Directors and how these individuals engage with executive management and institutional shareholders. We also consider how companies can successfully navigate the less than favorable media and political landscape.

The Belonging Project

We launched the Belonging Project, conducting over 100 interviews globally with a diverse range of people. Our research reaffirmed our core belief: organizations that create a strong sense of Belonging are more successful – in business, employee satisfaction and longevity. Belonging is the proven cornerstone of success.


When we founded Hedley May, we made a commitment to make a positive impact on our broader communities. We focus on providing opportunity to the underserved through mentorship, internships, workshops and other career development initiatives. We are also dedicated advocates and supporters of numerous social mobility programs.