Stephen J. Perkins

Stephen J. Perkins JP DPhil (Oxon) is an Emeritus Professor, London Metropolitan University and a Senior Research Fellow with the Global Policy Institute, London. His doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford analysed strategies for managing senior management activity under the rubric of Anglo-American corporate governance principles.

He is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. A past Chair of the Corporate Governance Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management, he has occupied a series of senior management posts in industry during privatization and internationalization initiatives, served as secretary to a FTSE top-30 board remuneration committee, as a board non-executive director, and as an advisor to an array of state-owned and stock market-listed companies transnationally.

Professor Perkins’ research focuses, in particular, on the interplay of corporate governance, strategy, performance and reward – connecting theory with practice. He has for several years held a commission from the CIPD to conduct the widely consulted annual survey of reward management across UK organizations, as well as co-authoring that institution’s core text Reward Management for students completing their professional education. He is editor-in-chief of the Routledge Companion to Reward Management published in 2019.