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John D. England

Managing Partner | St. Petersburg, FL & New York, NY 917-714-2904


John England is an internationally-recognized consultant in the areas of executive compensation and incentive design. His broad experience in assisting Boards of Directors and senior management in the design and development of impactful total executive reward programs has been sought out by companies in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. Clients for whom John serves as the Board-appointed executive compensation consultant include premier, global companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical, industrial, consumer products, transportation, and entertainment sectors.

Previous Experience

Prior to founding Pay Governance as a Managing Partner, John served for seven years as Towers Perrin's Global Practice Leader for executive compensation. Before entering the consulting field in 1983, John was a compensation analyst with Texaco Inc.

Additional Information

John is a frequent speaker and author addressing executive compensation and incentive design topics based on his 30 years of consulting and client experience. As a speaker, he annually addresses the WorldatWork International Conference and the Conference Board's various councils on compensation. In addition to being a certified WorldatWork instructor, John has served on several taskforces, including the Futures Taskforce and the FASB Stock Compensation Project. His most recent participation in a forum on corporate governance was featured in the Harvard Business Review. John has authored 15 articles that have appeared in such journals as The Handbook of Modern Finance, Directors & Boards, the ACA Journal, Personnel, Family Business, The New York Times, and Compensation and Benefits Review.


A graduate of Connecticut College, John received an MBA degree as an Edward Tuck Scholar from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

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