Lucy Adams

Former HR Director of the BBC, Former Group HR Director of Serco & CEO of Disruptive HR

How to hire Lucy Adams

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Lucy Adams for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Lucy's official speaking topics are listed below.

  • People leadership in a post-pandemic workplace
  • The post-pandemic workplace for HR teams
  • Retention, development and remuneration
  • Department management
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Personal resilience
  • When power corrupts
  • Delivering real change
  • Preventing a bullying culture

"Lucy spoke at one of our recent HR Community events and she was passionate, entertaining and most importantly engaged with the audience of HR Professionals in a way that was fresh and very thought-provoking." - Belinda, Employee Relations Lead, Accenture

"I invited Lucy to address a corporate dinner for Business Leaders, and I have to say she ticked every box. Her personality is exceptionally warm, positive, and most of all engaging. The aspect of Lucy’s talk that will stick with me is that she obviously knows her subject matter; She talks passionately from experience and finds a perfect balance of professionalism, humour and relevance. She’s thought-provoking and dynamic in her opinions, and quite clearly very well positioned to talk to Business Leaders. I expect every aspect of her business life will be successful if she adopts the approach to Commerce as she does to Public Speaking. She’s obviously a very unique and exceptional professional, and I would recommend her without question. If you have the opportunity to spend time in her company, you’ll find it hugely beneficial." - Sebastian, Sales & Marketing Professional

"Lucy spoke at an internal HR event for our senior management team and left a lasting impression, for all the right reasons. She spoke with honesty and humour about the challenges the HR profession faces and gave really practical examples of how we can change this. What can be quite a tough audience, were visibly energised after her presentation and even now, a couple of months on, Lucy’s session is still talked about. If you’re after an engaging and hugely experienced HR professional who’s a brilliant speaker and great to work with, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lucy." - Lucy, Head of Internal Communications - Strategy and Planning, BT

  • 2017 - Published ' HR Disruption: It's Time For Something Different'
  • 2014 - CEO of Disruptive HR 
  • 2014 - Named Director of Firehouse Productions 
  • 2009 - HR Director of the BBC
  • 2008 - HR Director at Eversheds 
  • 2004 - Group HR Director of Serco
  • 1999 - HR Director of Serco Rail
  • 1998 - Business Development Director for PKF
  • 1993 - Head of Strategy and Development for North Yorkshire TEC