About Us

The Pay Index was formed in 2018 to provide global compensation data and analysis focused exclusively on executive level staff. Headquartered in London, England, the team believes passionately about how data transparency can ensure people are paid fairly and what they are worth.

James Rust


Nigel Morgan


Aoife Whitford

Head of Business Development

James has spent the last twenty years building Leathwaite, a global boutique executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Zurich. He recognized the need for an easy to use on-line executive compensation tool. As such he founded and launched The Pay Index, a global tool covering all industries for use by senior executives as well as business and industry groups. He is the founder and CEO.

Nigel has spent the last 20 years in increasingly senior roles in large US corporations such as Dell, WPP and Intuit, owners of Quickbooks financial software. Based in hotspots such as Austin, Seattle and Silicon Valley he has gained a deep expertise in marketing and analytics. With a passion for all things digital he was excited by the opportunity to join a fast growing, tech start-up back in London.

Aoife has a passion for innovation in the HR & Reward space and has spent the last 10 years in increasingly senior sales roles. She is our resident specialist on the apprenticeship levy, global mobility and employee rewards. She was named as the only person ever to win the Vodafone Ireland World of Difference Award twice, which champions innovative projects within the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Jonathan Gibson

Data Scientist

Jonathan's educational background saw him analyse and model data trends in the field of medical physiology. This exposed him to various analytic tools, languages and concepts. When Jonathan was given the opportunity to join The Pay Index he realised he could make a difference and empower executives and companies to better understand their renumeration trends.