Lucy Adams Speaker

Lucy Adams

Former HR director & executive board member of the BBC

Lucy Adams has led successful change in complex organisations for over 15 years, whose insights into the ups and downs of leading in a crisis both organisationally and personally are insightful and honest.

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Lucy Adams's 2022 biography

About Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams, CEO of Disruptive HR, talks about the challenges facing leaders and HR today:

  • 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

Lucy created Disruptive HR after having held senior level HR roles in a variety of sectors, most recently at the BBC where she was the HR Director on the Executive Board during one of that organisation’s most turbulent periods. 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 delivered 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. She now runs the agency to help HR Directors and business leaders 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. To provide us with more informative and helpful tips to approach HR, the second edition of this book has been released just recently.

Lucy Adams's 2022 talks & topics

HR, remuneration, union relations, employee engagement, talent management, leadership and management, organisational development, career development and developing an employee brand

Leading in a disrupted world

Delivering real change in complex organisations

Better not Bitter: how to survive and thrive after a setback

Developing your own brand: career advice for senior women

Leadership in times of crisis: develop resourcefulness and resilience

Lucy Adams's 2022 speaking fees

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