Catherine Rickard


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Senior Research Fellow

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Catherine joined IES in June 2009, working primarily on reward consultancy projects. Prior to joining IES, she was Assistant Editor of the Incomes Data Services (IDS) Pay Report journal before moving to the Executive Compensation and Reward division of Towers Perrin.

During her time at IDS she undertook reward projects commissioned by organisations including the Office for Manpower Economics, Low Pay Commission, Department of Communities and Local Government and the ITUC. While at IDS, she was also on a team providing quarterly briefings to the Bank of England's Workforce Strategy Team on pay developments across the economy and was on a similar team briefing the HM Treasury. She also carried out research into the National Minimum Wage, equal pay and the gender pay gap, and has focused on pay and reward issues in local government, the financial services and call centres.


2003 London School of Economics BSc, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management


2008‑2009 Associate, Towers Perrin – Executive Compensation and Reward
2008 Assistant Editor, IDS Pay Report, Incomes Data Services
2003‑2008  Researcher, IDS Pay Report, Incomes Data Services

Research publications

Articles and chapters

Conference appearances

  • Review of pay comparability methodology, Brown D, Rickard C, OME conference: Research on public sector pay, Office of Manpower Economics, London, October 2016
  • Youth Indicators: What Exists and What is Missing?, Hadjivassiliou K, Rickard C, Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion (InGRID) Expert Workshop on Framework for indicators for vulnerable groups, TÁRKI, Budapest, November 2013
  • The gender pay gap and equal pay, Chubb C, IDS Equal Pay Conference, London, July 2008
  • Is pay the cause of and cure for staff attrition? Innovative remuneration strategies to attract and retain the best agents, Chubb C, Call Centre Clinic, London, June 2008
  • Pay and conditions in call centres, Chubb C, Welsh Call Centre Forum, Cardiff, February 2008