As Chair of the Board Remuneration Committee of a major public corporation, I have had the pleasure of being a senior client of Simon Patterson at his predecessor firm and can attest to his diligence, expertise and insights in the delicate area of C-suite remuneration. If you or your organisation are looking for truly independent advice and a strong voice to advocate to an increasingly complex set of stakeholders, Simon’s new firm Rem.n should be on your very short shortlist.Omar Mustapha, Former Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Petronas
We support companies as they grow in value, ensuring the best people are hired and retained by designing appropriate incentive compensation and benefits packages.
What Our Customers Say
Simon and team provided independent, expert analysis and insight to our Board as we evaluated our remuneration policy and provisions. Their market benchmarking was thorough (based on a broad range data sources) and thought-provoking (providing challenge regarding appropriate comparator groups). It became clear they deeply understood the challenges we faced - and as such, they were able to develop pragmatic solutions that took into account our unique situation, the qualitative people issues we were grappling with, along with the fact-based market evidence they provided.Catherine Claydon, Board of British Steel Pension Fund and Member, Remuneration Committee
I’ve found Simon and the team at Rem.n insightful and refreshingly honest. Their support to Engro’s Board and Management with our new Long-term Executive Incentive program, from concept to consensus building, has not only been tailored, responsive and proactive, but Simon can be relied upon if you want a candid opinion. This played an important role in unblocking inevitable challenges and mediating conflicting opinions. We always felt we were getting the personal touch, and the hands-on style that differentiates Rem.n from other advisors - they really were a true partner, with expertise and practical perspective having worked in similar situations globallyHenna Inam, Board member, Engro Corporation and Chair, Board People Committee
Remuneration Consultants Group (RCG)
As a founding member of The Remuneration Consultants’ Group (RCG), Simon and his team are signatories to the RCG Code of Practice.
As remuneration advisors to a very broad range of international firms, both listed and private, a central requirement of our work is to provide independent advice and - to that end - our ultimate client is the Remuneration Committee or Board.
Cost vs Value: companies and their managers
Cost and value are two different things. Such a simple statement, but it hides an essential truth which is so often ignored when we look at company performance and weigh up management talent.
Executive Compensation: “we’ve had the carrot, is it time for the stick...?”
In 2022, over 90% of FTSE 100 have ESG performance measures in one of their incentive plans and over 50% of companies include carbon emissions reduction metrics. Has this been effective?
2022 Supplemental CEO Value Index
We have created a 2022 Supplemental CEO Index report which looks at only the current FTSE100 and re-calculates the Index over a 4 year period up to the end of 2022.
AGM Season 2023 - Finding a way through the rabbit warren
According to Chinese tradition, 2023 - the year of the Rabbit - should be calm and gentle. If you’re a Remco Chair, then you might be hoping fervently that this applies to the upcoming AGM season. In reality, you might just need more than the lucky rabbit
The 2022 UK CEO Value Index
Published annually since 2012, the CEO Value Index aims to provide a unique insight into pay-for-performance. Our database allows us to understand how Remuneration Committees invest in their top executives, and the lessons learned.
Incentive Compensation, Bitcoin and Beyond: same as always, just warp speed
Not surprisingly, our work in this area of remuneration and incentive design has grown at a rapid rate. The purpose of this article is to look at the implications of the ever changing digital world on incentive compensation design.
In The Blog
Keeping up to date: the Financial Reporting Council’s new Consultation
As you read around the subject of ‘improved transparency’, ‘greater disclosure’ and so forth, below, spare a thought for those poor put-upon search firms trying to find management talent for growing UK companies.
"What the heck is a NED?"
I was training one of our junior members of staff, and she asked what a Non-Executive Director (NED) does, and why? I thought this question was worth addressing.
The CEO Value Index - in response to the recent FT article on CEO pay
Exactly last week the Financial Times has published an article by an experienced journalist entitled “Eye-popping executive pay rewards [are] luck, not managerial wizardry”. What do we think about this? Should CEOs earn what they do? and why?
Will millennials change executive pay
You are more likely to have celebrated with a chocolate bunny than a visit to your local church. If you are less than 30 years old, you may not even know where that church is. Is the same true of capitalism?
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