Lucy Adams

CEO of Disruptive HR and Former HR Director, BBC

Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 - $20,000 USD

Travels From: London, UK

Lucy Adams is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Lucy Adams

    CEO of Disruptive HR and Former HR Director, BBC

    Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 - $20,000 USD

    Travels From: London, UK

    Lucy Adams is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Lucy Adams Speaker Biography

    Lucy Adams is one of the most innovative and inspirational speakers in the HR profession. Having led HR in major organisations such as the BBC she knows why HR has to change and offers genuinely fresh perspectives on how to do it.

    As BBC’s HR Director during one of its most turbulent periods, Lucy was responsible for all aspects of employee relations, reward, training and development. She reduced the BBC management by over 30%, saving the organisation £25m a year. In her five year tenure Lucy saw four DGs come and go, oversaw the move to the Salford site and coped with numerous, very public crises including executive pay-offs and the Savile scandal. This alongside the everyday work of talent retention, development and remuneration, HR policy, and the challenges of delivering multiple changes in a publicly-funded organisation working in a highly commercial, fast-moving sector with over 20,000 employees.

    Currently, Lucy is the founder of Disruptive HR which she created having grown frustrated with the lack of innovation and fresh thinking in the profession. She and her team work with business leaders and HR professionals across the world to help them lead, engage and develop their people differently.

    Lucy is also the author of the bestseller “HR Disrupted” a book packed with practical ways to innovate your approach to leading people in a disrupted world and her very latest book bestseller “The HR Change Toolkit” providing the complete guide to making it happen.

    As a speaker, Lucy Adams talks about some of the biggest challenges facing leaders and HR today and does around 30 keynote speeches a year. She also provides insights into how business leaders can drive and manage difficult and complex change – how to keep your people engaged and how to build greater leadership resilience. Her clients include HSBC, Siemens, Accenture, The Guardian, RBS, Fujitsu, KPMG, Swiss Re, Easyjet, among many others.

    Recently, Lucy and Disruptive HR have launched The Disruptive HR Club, a global, online network with over 1200 members and 700+ resources to help HR professionals and leaders change the way they deliver HR.

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    Lucy Adams Keynote Topics

    A key focus for Lucy and Disruptive HR right now is how leaders and HR professionals can make sure they don't just go back to normal - but use the current crisis to springboard into something better - a better normal! In this session, Lucy will cover the following:

    · How HR and leadership practices need to change fundamentally to keep pace with the needs of our organisations and our people
    · How the practices that we have seen during the crisis can be built upon to ensure that they create something better in the future
    · Practical examples of how progressive organisations are already implementing these new trends
    · How leaders and HR can become more agile, more responsive and more credible by changing the way they work and deliver.

    Lucy Adams, CEO of Disruptive HR and former HR director of the BBC during one of its most turbulent times, will talk about some of the biggest challenges facing leaders and HR today:

    • How to lead, manage, engage and develop people in the 21st century
    • How to create fresh and workable people solutions that meet the demands of a disrupted world
    • How to manage change and to build resilience.

    Lucy Adams Speaking Videos

    Lucy Adams - HR in a disrupted world
    Lucy Adams - Reinventing HR