Executive Pay – Perspectives on a fair Deal

Executive Pay is the most emotive of subjects. It is our view that it will continue to be so until there is greater societal consensus on what constitutes a ‘Fair Deal’ for a CEO. In building that consensus the starting point has to be between companies and shareholders. Our survey results highlight the areas where there is broad alignment, to those where there is fundamental disagreement – from the importance of the CEO to a company’s success, to the need for better succession planning.

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.