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.