Our Team

Our in-house team deliver research and analysis to a wide range of clients across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. We manage the whole process internally, from collecting data and producing analysis right through to client management and invoicing, which means we share excellent relationships with our clients and can be adaptable and responsive to their needs.

Director of Commercial Research

Louisa Withers

A pay and reward expert and project manager who leads on IDR's bespoke research and consultancy services.

Director of Research and Editor-in-Chief

Ken Mulkearn

An experienced pay communicator and editor-in-chief who leads IDR’s internal research and networking.

Director of Operations & Business Change

Paul Withers

An experienced Programme Manager who leads IDR’s project management practice, operations and commercial strategy. 

Sales and Finance Executive

Nicola Stangar

Our sales and customer liaison contact responsible for enquiries and sales opportunities.

Marketing Executive

Danielle Walker

Our marketing executive responsible for developing and leading marketing campaigns.

Senior Researcher

Katherine Heffernan

Our qualitative research specialist who leads on case studies and interviews. 

Senior Researcher

Zoe Woolacott

A senior pay researcher with responsibility for our pay awards monitoring and analysis. 

Researcher and Outbound Finance Associate

Patricia Potter

An experienced administrator responsible for IDR's financial monitoring, who also contributes to research projects. 

Survey and Data Administrator

Katherine Gomez

A survey and data administrator who collects and prepares salary data for Pay Benchmarker.


Sarah Warman

A researcher who supports IDR's internal and external research programme.


Alyssa Withers

A researcher who supports IDR's internal and external research programme.

Associate Senior Researcher

Catherine Rickard

A senior research associate who supports external client-commissioned research.

Marketing and Research Assistant

Esther Enyinnaya

A Marketing and Researcher Assistant undertakes a variety of tasks promoting IDR and our services, including writing press releases. She also supports our research programme.

Technical Consultant

Ray Storry

A technical expert in the pay and reward field, Ray provides consultative support on IDR projects having recently retired as Data Director.