David Wreford



An experienced HR consultant with a proven track record designing and delivering commercial and practical solutions to my clients, typically focused on EVP, career architecture, reward strategy, pay and benefits design, HR policy development, and function governance and effectiveness. My consulting career was built on a career in industry working with senior leaders to reshape businesses through the way they engage with their employees. I am a partner in a global HR consultancy, where I work with large/international nonprofits. I am also a co-founder of Talex, a nonprofit organisation that only advises other nonprofits on HR/people management matters.


International humanitarian/aid organisations: ICRC and IFRC (Red Cross), Oxfam, Médecins sans frontières, Actionaid, Terre des hommes, Practical Action, CAMFED, Independent Diplomat, Compassion in World Farming, Fairtrade, OSF, Refugee Legal SupportUK charities: Teachfirst, MacMillan, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Scouts Association, Barnardos, Carbon Disclosure Project, Environmental Defence Fund, MHA, London Library, Shaw Trust, Trussell Trust, Wellcome Trust, Bank Workers Charity, NCVO, Fara


PhD (ongoing) researching charity governance at Kings College London

MSc Voluntary Sector Management at Bayes Business School

MA Employment Law & Employee Relations at Leicester University

BSc Psychology Brunel University

Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Fellow and Diamond Member of the Gemmological Association


12 years internal HR consultant (Compass and BT)25 years HR consultant (Mercer)3 years independent reward consultant (Talex)Various RemCo/P&C committee roles (Fara, Oxfam, RCSE, Independent Diplomat)