David Ellis

David Ellis

Head of Strategic Reward Advisory, Partner

Global Employer Services

Executive summary

David’s deep expertise lies in the creation of reward and broader people strategy to support business success. To bring that to life a little, he spends much of his time engaged in:

  • Executive compensation consulting for management teams and remuneration committees
  • Strategic reward reviews for larger private or listed organisations – looking at pay and grading, job evaluation and the cascade of reward strategies throughout a business.
  • Helping founders/majority shareholders/family business owners pay senior professional management teams. Essentially, brokering a deal between the two parties to reach a happy medium of upside versus protecting the business for the long term.
  • Transactions – including retention arrangements, the treatment of variable pay and equity arrangements on a deal and any related investment and exit terms, harmonisation of conditions and post deal incentivisation.
  • Performance management systems and processes including linkages to reward, learning and talent strategies.

Specialties: reward, employee experience, performance management, transactions, communication, executive compensation, governance, future of work.