Ken Mulkearn is the Director of Research at Incomes Data Research. He has led a range of research projects for clients such as the Low Pay Commission, the Office for Manpower Economics and employers in the private and public services. Prior to setting up IDR, he was Head of Pay and Research at Incomes Data Services (IDS), where he led the Pay & Reward, Executive Compensation, and Research Services teams. He was Editor of the monthly IDS Pay Report and a range of specialist sector reports. Ken has written and spoken on pay gaps and the distribution of reward to a wide range of audiences on all sides of the employment relationship.