About Us

The Pay Index was formed in 2018 to provide pay transparency for individuals and organisations. Headquartered in London, England, the team believes passionately about how data transparency can ensure individuals are able to make the right career and educational choices for themselves and that organisations can understand what pay is fair.

James Rust



James is the founder of The Pay Index. In his prior role as a founder and partner at Leathwaite, he recognised the need for an easy to use, visually rich, on-line executive compensation tool. As such in 2018 he founded and launched The Pay Index, a global tool covering all industries for use by senior executives as well as businesses, executive search firms, associations and universities. 


Dana Perkowska



Dana has several years of experience working in educational institutions including mainstream schools, private schools as well as working with children from a range of year groups with Special Educational Needs. She joined The Pay Index in 2021 and has been supporting the whole team in a smooth running of the company. Dana bought The Pay Index in 2023 and is now the CEO. Her dedication to the company's values and vision, combined with her strategic thinking, promises a bright future for TPI.


Our team


Our tech team is a dynamic and skilled group of professionals working in harmony to achieve our goals. It comprises talented developers who bring innovation and creativity to our projects, ensuring cutting-edge solutions. Our dedicated cybersecurity experts work tirelessly to safeguard our digital assets and protect the privacy and security of our customers. In addition to these core roles, our team is supported by a range of other professionals, including network administrators, system architects, and data analysts, all collaborating to deliver robust, efficient, and secure technology solutions. Together, we are committed to staying at the forefront of technology and achieving our mission.