Colliers International Publishes UK Gender Pay Report 2019 - 2020


Colliers combines 2019 and 2020 data to provide greater visibility of the impact it’s Balance in Business programme is having on gender pay gap.

Colliers International has published its gender pay report for 2019 and 2020 combined. The report shows a reduction in pay gap of 6% for the mean (37.5%) and 3% for the median (41.05%) year on year.

“The relaxed deadline for the 2019 report, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gave us the opportunity to bring together data for 2019 and 2020, better aligning our report publication with the period the data relates to and creating a more meaningful link between actions and impact,” said Lydia Ings, HR Director, Colliers International. “Since our 2018 report, we have made great strides with the launch of our Balance in Business programme which, as its name suggests, is about achieving balance in everything we do. We know that the shift required to reduce our gender pay gap will take more time but focussing on changing perceptions and behaviours is what will make the difference in the long term.”

Colliers’ Gender Pay Report 2019 - 2020 provides more detail on the gender and bonus gap and outlines the steps the business has already taken in relation to this, as well as the key initiatives and strategies planned to further close the gap.

Tony Horrell, CEO UK & Ireland, Colliers International adds: “Improving representation across the firm at every level remains one of our top priorities, and we continue to look for new ways to ensure our culture creates a sense of belonging for all our people. We are committed to doing what’s right for our people, clients and communities, and closing the gender pay gap is a key part of this. The programme and actions we have put in place in recent years are resulting in visible change and I am encouraged to see that we’re heading in the right direction, yet remain determined that we continue to push ourselves further to pioneer a lasting change for our industry as a whole.”

Download the Gender Pay Report 2019 - 2020

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Tony Horrell

Chief Executive Officer - UK and Ireland

London - West End

Tony is Chief Executive Officer of Colliers International for UK and Ireland, a role he has held since 2010. 

He is responsible for the direction and growth of the UK business, which now employs over 900 people across 16 offices. His focus is on accelerating clients’ success locally and internationally through an enhanced level of service, whilst also retaining and recruiting some of the best talent in the commercial property sector.

Tony is a member of Colliers International’s EMEA Board and Global Senior Executive team, which sets the vision and strategy for the company. 

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Lydia Ings

HR Director

London - West End

I join Colliers with over 18 years experience in Human Resources, most recently holding the senior position of Head of Talent Acquisition and Development.

As a highly respected HR professional with extensive knowledge of the real estate market, I have worked across the full spectrum of HR; including talent acquisition, graduate development, training & career development, operations, and business partnering.

I lead Colliers’ UK HR team, using extensive experience in real estate to understand the challenges we face across all business lines, adding real value to the UK business.


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Charlotte Williams

Director of PR & Communications| UK & EMEA

London - West End

I am an experienced PR & Communications professional, a brilliant communicator with a track record in influencing multiple stakeholders. I am a 'do’er', not a delegator. I see the big picture but I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty and approach projects in a collaborative manner working in cross-functional teams within a matrix Global business. I execute with excellence and care about the teams that I lead.

As Director of PR & Communications in the UK and EMEA I am responsible for:
• Developing and executing internal and external communications strategy for the UK and EMEA business.
• Developing and implementing strategic and tactical communications plans to build the brand and promote key messages across all media - print, broadcast and social
• Advising senior leadership on communications reputation management and developing a media engagement programme that supports key business lines.
• Media evaluation and reporting objectives, targets and successes across the business.
• Leading on the delivery  of strategic communications programmes for all our M&A activity in EMEA


  • Manage the UK in-house PR team
  • Provide strategic direction to the PR teams across EMEA
  • For a year (2013/2014) I was Acting Head of EMEA Marketing & Communications (maternity leave cover)
  • I am a member of the EMEA Marketing Leadership and Global PR & Social teams
  • I lead the EMEA PR Leadership team


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