Lucy Adams

HR Disruptor – Former head of BBC HR

Lucy Adams CEO of Disruptive HR & the former HR Director at the BBC

Lucy created Disruptive HR after having held senior level HR roles in a variety of sectors, most recently at the BBC. She grew frustrated with the lack of innovation and fresh thinking in the profession and wanted to find new ways of tackling old problems. She now runs the agency to help HR Directors and business leaders to do things differently.

She is a very popular keynote speaker who tackles a wide range of topics suitable for HR or leadership audiences, but these are some of the most popular:

  • Delivering differently
  • Making change happen
  • The future workplace
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Disruptive HR & Leadership
  • Delivering Change
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“You were the star turn of our event! Everyone was buzzing. You were superb: fluent, charming, engaging and so authentic. I am so very grateful to you. Outstanding.”


“You were fantastic! The levels of enthusiasm, engagement and participation from the audience were unprecedented with this group. I found you insightful, educational, inspirational ….”


“You were a massive hit at the event and your style resonated brilliantly. The feedback was outstanding and I can’t thank you enough.”

Countrywide plc

“You were great! Exactly what we needed. The feedback about you was glowing.”


“THANK YOU for a great session yesterday – you absolutely nailed it.”

 Standard Life

“You were the best speaker we have had to date. You were great fun too ….”

 Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank