Described by CIPD CEO Peter Cheese as “The HR Futurist” Perry’s energy, passion and insight around people development and the world of work are his trademarks.
A Chartered CIPD Member; facilitator & coach, Perry has led technology-driven business change for over 20 years as a corporate Head of Learning, Talent & OD.
Perry runs his own enterprise – PTHR – aiming to transform learning & work through use of social technologies; hackathons for inclusive innovation; new models of working and leading and bringing the soul back into our working lives.
Perry is an international and TEDx speaker on HR and the future of work, authored the e-book “HR 2025” and writes for a range of online HR and Work publications and journals. In 2015 was asked to join IBM’s Future of Work programme.
2016 sees Perry as 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 was executive consultant to 2015 HRD of the Year Karen Beaven (River Island), Vice Chair of his local (Northamptonshire) CIPD Branch, a Fellow of the RSA and a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University. Perry is also an honorary Corporate Rebel (see corporate-rebels.com) and non-Executive Director of Starling Arts – helping people develop and grow through the power of singing.
Perry also leads a global community of practitioners/virtual organisation – the iPractice – with over 120 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.