Colin Parry




Colin Parry, O.B.E. JP. is a leading figure in the movement for World Peace.   In 1993, his 12-year-old son Tim was killed by an explosion set by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and Colin and his wife Wendy have worked tirelessly since to build a UK charity called the Peace Centre.

Colin has been a in Human Resources Management since 1969 and became a freelance consultant and Leadership Development Coach in 1998.

He has been recognized with many awards, including the Order of the British Empire (OBE), and a global award for World Peace, an honour also shared by Nelson Mandela, the late Pope John Paul and former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter.


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [FCIPD].
The Paul Harris Fellowship [Rotary International] for...' significant assistance given in the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world'.
Fellow of Warrington College [University of Chester].

Awards / Nominations:

International Award for 'World Understanding and Peace', 2004 [Rotary International]. **
Communicator of the Year [British Association of Industrial Editors].

'Good Citizenship Award' [Ross McWhirter Foundation].

Best News Programme, New York Radio Festival -'An Ordinary Boy from an Ordinary Town'.
Nominated / shortlisted for Communicator of the Year [RNID].
Nominated / shortlisted for 'The People's Award' [BBC].

 Voluntary Sector / Recreational Interests: Chairman and Co-founder of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace [].

Public speaking engagements. Magistrate. Lifelong supporter/sufferer of Everton Football Club.


1965 - 69. University of Wales, U.C. Swansea. B.A.Hons Politics.

Diploma in Counselling.