Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Lucy Adams | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, CEO of 'Disruptive HR', Former BBC HR Director
London
Navigate change and enhance leadership agility with Lucy Adams, speaker, CEO of 'Disruptive HR', former BBC HR Director.
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Lucy Adams | Speaker Biography

Former HR Director at the BBC during significant organisational changes
CEO of 'Disruptive HR', innovating HR practices
Keynote speaker on adaptive leadership and HR strategies

Lucy Adams, CEO of 'Disruptive HR', is highly regarded among CEOs for her innovative leadership methods in today's business environment. 

Formerly the HR Director at the BBC, Lucy navigated the organisation through significant changes, including shifts in director generals, launching a new broadcasting centre in Salford, and managing high-profile issues like the Savile scandal. 

Lucy's career at the BBC began in 2009 and was a testament to her leadership prowess honed during her tenure as Group HR Director at Serco plc and Eversheds. 

Her initiatives at the BBC, such as a significant reduction in management staff and her instrumental role in the openings of BBC North and the new multi-media newsroom at Broadcasting House, underscore her ability to drive change in complex organisations. 

She managed the transitions of various Director-Generals and represented the BBC on significant programs such as the Today programme, Panorama, and Newsnight. Her duties also involved reforming executive pay and handling the subsequent media and political fallout. 

As the driving force behind 'Disruptive HR', Lucy is at the forefront of challenging traditional HR practices. She encourages leaders and HR professionals to view crises as opportunities to create a better normal. Her talks, enriched by her extensive experience and unique insights, advocate for adaptive strategies in today's uncertain and complex world. Lucy’s approach combines solid business thinking, evidence-based strategies, and a dash of humour, making her a standout speaker who brings her audience deep HR insights and organisational savvy. 

Why Should You Book Lucy Adams?

Lucy offers your team insights from a seasoned leader in HR innovation. Her blend of solid business acumen, evidence-based strategies, and engaging humor will inspire and equip your team to navigate change, challenge traditional practices, and seize opportunities in today's complex business environment.

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