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20 APRIL 2021 | Digital broadcast

The payroll community is under pressure to provide accurate, reliable intelligence to support employees across the nation. The question marks have never been bigger and so is the challenge to find reliable, comprehensive answers in a time-efficient way. 

This is why Reward Strategy will host the first Global Payroll Question Time on 20 April.

During a fully immersive and live studio broadcast, payroll professionals will be given the virtual floor to appear on screen and directly ask questions to a panel of experts. In other words, the Global Payroll Question time broadcast will be:

Live. Direct. From you to our experts.


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Your time to shine

Seize your chance to interact directly with our payroll experts by asking questions in person during the live broadcast on 20 April.

Discussions will cover all time-sensitive topics for the payroll community, including these:

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Here are the experts you will be able to question to on 20 April:

Amber-Ainsley Pritchard
Editor, Reward Strategy

Amber-Ainsley Pritchard is Editor of Reward Strategy, formerly Payroll World, a B2B magazine focussed on reward, payroll and HR. Working with content in print, online and in person, Amber has led editorial projects at financial publications in both London and New York.

Elizabeth Strong
European Employee Services Lead, Kerry Group

A passionate, motivational leader operating at executive level, with a proven record of bringing together cross functional, multicultural and global teams and vendors to achieve and exceed business objectives.

Strong focus on maximising efficiency and effectiveness across all stages of the employee lifecycle through problem solving, end to end process analysis, elimination of waste, effective use of technology and automation and identification and mitigation of risk.

Recipient of several industry awards including; Team of the Year multiple times and outstanding achievement Award. Highly Commended in Manager of the Year and Implementation Project of the year. Recognised 2014 with a Special Recognition Award for outstanding contribution to the industry in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Regularly appearing in Top 50 / Top 300 lists of the most influential people in the UK industry.

Samantha Johnson
Policy Lead, CIPP

The CIPP is delighted to welcome Samantha Johnson as CIPP policy lead from 12 April 2021, following her role with global manufacturing company JCB, where she headed up the Payroll and HR Shared Service team.

Leading the CIPP policy team, comprising Lora Murphy and Gemma Mullis, Samantha will be responsible for representing members and the wider payroll profession at various government consultation forums, as well as promoting the role of payroll through various articles and events.

Sam has an unwavering passion for payroll and is an advocate of raising the industry’s profile across all organisations and sectors. She sees the opportunity to join the CIPP as a “dream come true”, an opportunity to help support payroll professionals thrive in this challenging, complex and deadline driven profession.

Wendy Muirhead
Vice President, Ceridian

Wendy is responsible and accountable for the commercial and strategic growth of Ceridian Europe. Having spent most of her career working with organisations undertaking Global HCM and payroll transformation, she has a wealth of industry experience.

As a strong advocate for identifying value through shared insights, Wendy is cultivating a collaborative culture within Ceridian which is delivering tangible benefits to her team and customers alike.

Nick Adams
Vice President of EMEA, Globalization Partners

Nick Adams is the Vice President of EMEA at Globalization Partners based in London, UK, where he leads the company’s international expansion into Europe. With a focus on building a strategic partner network and overseeing regional revenue operations, Nick comes to Globalization Partners with a wealth of experience scaling high growth businesses and is a firm believer in customer focus, integrity and teamwork; values that the company enshrines across the organisation in everything that it does

Brian Sparling
Senior Manager, Global Operations, Ceridian

Brian has over 20 years’ experience in payroll, working with employers including Bosch, National Galleries of Scotland, BSkyB, TSB Bank, and is now Payroll Delivery Manager with Ceridian based in the UK. Brian has worked with HMRC for many years as part of TDSF and a committee member of IReeN.

In 2019, Brian achieved chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) by demonstrating his continuous commitment to compliance and best practice in payroll, pensions and reward.
In 2020, he was recognised in Reward Strategy’s “Reward 300” index of leading lights across the profession.

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Ceridian is a global human capital management (HCM) software company. Dayforce, its flagship cloud HCM platform, provides human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management capabilities in a single solution. Ceridian's platform helps you manage the entire employee lifecycle, from recruiting and onboarding, to paying people and developing their careers. Ceridian provides solutions for organisations of all sizes, from small businesses to global organisations.


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The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) is the Chartered association for payroll, pensions and reward professionals in the UK. With more than 9,500 individuals benefitting from the CIPP’s membership benefits, support and education services, the Institute is dedicated to raising the profile of payroll in businesses across the UK and internationally.



While we continue to live our lives virtually, Reward Strategy has pivoted, once more, to become a digital pioneer in the pay and reward space.

We have created “RS TV”, an online broadcasting platform where we will host our Awards and Conferences, as well as a series of Masterclasses and Refresh episodes.

Reward Strategy used the first few weeks of 2021 to reinvent its entire event and content proposition for the profession. The new knowledge-sharing platform will ensure the entire reward and payroll community is united and informed during this continued period of isolation.


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