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Lucy Adams


Former HR Director & Speaker on Disruption

Lucy Adams was the HR Director on the Executive Board at the BBC during one of that organisation’s most turbulent periods and is a respected speaker on disruption.

In just five years the BBC had four CEOs, opened the new BBC in the North of England and the largest multi-media newsroom in Europe, became ever more digital across its news and television output, delivered significant financial reductions and managed numerous crises. Lucy was at the heart of all of these and led on many more.

Before joining the BBC Lucy was Group HR Director at Serco plc, a multi-national plc delivering large scale government contracts across the world. She has led and produced change in complex organisations for over 15 years.

During her time at the BBC, Lucy grew frustrated with the lack of innovation in the HR profession and wanted to find new ways of tackling old problems, so she created Disruptive HR, and the agency helps HR Directors and business leaders to do things differently.

Lucy is also the author of “HR Disrupted,” a book packed with practical ways to innovate your approach to leading people in a disrupted world.


Lucy Adams talks about the challenges facing leaders and HR today – including-

• How to manage, engage and develop people in the 21st century
• How to lead in a disrupted world
• How to create more innovation through your people
• How to stay resilient

In her virtual speech Lucy will look at how HR and leadership practices need to change fundamentally to keep pace with the needs of our organisations and our people. She will provide a fresh framework for rethinking leadership and HR – the EACH model (employees as adults, consumers and human beings) and she will provide practical examples of how HR and leaders are already implementing these new trends. She will also explore how HR can become more agile, more responsive and more credible and will share how HR teams are changing how they work and deliver.


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