Karl Ward
Karl Ward
Head of Reward

Karl is currently Head of Reward for EDF, the energy firm committed to “Helping Britain achieve Net Zero.”

Before joining EDF in 2016, he had been working as Global Head of Reward with Cristal Inc. in the USA and Tasnee in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

His career covers a range of sectors, including travel, retail, financial services, call centre, airline, telecoms and hi-tech, warehousing and distribution, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing.

During his time as Global Head of Reward for Electrocomponents they were awarded the Employee Benefits Award for “Most Effective Total Reward Strategy", as well as HR Magazine’s “Most Effective Benefit Strategy" in 2011.

EDF was awarded HR Magazine’s “Best Reward and Recognition Strategy” and the Employee Benefits Award for “Best Flexible Benefits Plan" in 2021.

He is a Fellow of the CIPD.