Our Next Risky Business Breakfast
- Location: Ipswich Town Football Club
- Date: 12th October 2016
- Subject: The Risks of Change
- Guests: By Invite Only (Speak to your Account Executive)
Order of the day
- 7:30am – Arrival and Registration
- 8:00am – Breakfast Served
- 8:30am – Speaker (circa 45mins)
- 9:15am – Questions and Answers
- 9:45am – Away
Business exists in an environment that is constantly changing, whether it is political, environmental, technology or social. Some of these changes can be anticipated, but many cannot. We are delighted to be joined by Lucy Adams, former HR Director of the BBC for some real life insights into how an organisation subjected to massive public scrutiny handles the risks of change – planned and unplanned!
Former HR Director of BBC, Eversheds and Serco Plc.
In her successful career as a speaker and consultant, the MD of Firehouse (incorporating her creation ‘Disruptive HR’) has started to knock down the HR profession’s old, crumbly walls and replace them with new, pragmatic models well-backed by evidence.
As the BBC’s former HR Director, Lucy’s lengthy stint at one of the UK’s most famed institutions taught her valuable lessons for affecting change and people management. As she steered the Beeb through turbulent times, the corporation had four Director-Generals; opened the new broadcasting centre in Salford and the largest multi-media newsroom in Europe; delivered signifcant fnancial reductions and handled high profle crises including pay-offs and the Savile scandal.
Her fve-year tenure at the BBC started in 2009 when she was called into the organisation on the reputation she had built as Group HR Director at Serco plc and Eversheds. For 15 years she had led and delivered change in complex organisations, and the BBC made her responsible for delivering signifcant changes, including reducing management staff by over 30% and delivering people plans which ensured the smooth opening of BBC North and the new multi-media newsroom in Broadcasting House.
“In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” Mark Zuckerberg