Simon Patterson

In my work with companies around the world, the goal of our clients is consistent: to help reinvent rewards programmes that are closely aligned to the organisation’s long-term business strategy, to drive shareholder value, and to help senior executives flourish in their leadership roles.


Simon Patterson is a managing director and head of the firm’s London office. He is actively engaged as advisor to the remuneration committees of several FTSE 100 companies and consults widely on executive compensation, incentive compensation design, and performance measurement.

Prior to Pearl Meyer, he founded Patterson Associates with a stream-lined team focused on delivering business results by linking remuneration and reward systems to business needs and increasing returns for shareholders. Prior to that, Mr. Patterson was the worldwide partner in charge of executive compensation in Mercer’s London office and the co-founder of SCA Consulting in Europe.

Mr. Patterson holds a BSc (Hons) from University College London and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

  • Incentive Compensation Design
  • Executive Pay
  • Remuneration Governance
  • Strategic Reward
  • International Board Advisor
  • BSC, University College London
  • MBA, Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles

Latest Knowledge Hub articles from Simon

Simon's latest blog posts

Are U.S. CEOs paid too much?

The U.S. pays more for executive talent, so what? That’s quite a pill to swallow for the British because a great deal of effort has gone into controlling executive pay opportunity while ensuring it is strongly linked to performance...

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"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.

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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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The Canary in the Coalmine

I raise the subject of the canary because it has great relevance to incentive compensation design. It will most likely signal the beginning of yet another economic cycle, just as the failure of did on 18th May 2000...

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