Senior Executive Business Advisor & Former Group HRD for Selfridges Group
Lynne shares insights into how you actually transform a business and navigate the human dynamics of complex change (whether its culture, acquisition, merger, analogue to digital, new strategy). Avoiding short term fads and addressing root causes not symptoms to actually turn strategy into reality.
• Hugely experienced on change and transformation
• Candid & humorous
• Great with Executive audiences
Lynne has spent the last 25 years leading and advising The Chair, CEOs and their teams on major change: mergers, acquisitions, disposals, turnarounds, new business development and fundamental changes to strategy and culture.
She brings a straightforward, pragmatic and focused approach, rooted in practical experience of how leaders actually turn strategy into reality. She effectively diagnoses and addresses root causes not symptoms. Unlocks lasting change by discerning between short term fads and value-adding initiatives while drawing on a wide variety of models, techniques and insights into the forces at play – all underpinned by a deep understanding of how to actually make stuff happen.
Until February 2019, Lynne was the Group HRD for Selfridges Group where she lead a cultural digital transformation from retail-centric to omni-channel and previous to that she was Group HRD at Dixons Group HRD and board lead on one of retail’s largest Integrations delivering synergies in excess of £300m.
Lynne is an experienced Keynote speaker who talks passionately about:
Leading, navigating through complex change – how to ensure it’s sustainable, address root causes not just symptoms and gimmicks.
Culture – what is it anyway – how can you actually change culture?
Resilience – surviving and thriving – practical advice, tools, techniques and examples of staying fit and agile in a volatile, ambiguous world.
"Lynne has spoken at a number of our School for CEOs programmes. She is perceptive, engaging and warm and tells her stories with both humour and insight. Lynne is humble and courageous enough to talk about things that don’t always go to plan, personally and professionally, which in my view often provide far more learnings than sharing stories about success. She has a natural style and connects with her audiences in an authentic way while providing different and challenging perspectives on business."David Sole OBE, Managing Partner, School for CEOs
"Lynne spoke at a recent Odgers event for senior women leaders on the topic of navigating your career through disruptive times, she also joined our panel for a q & a session. She has an engaging and authentic style that connects well with the audience and is able to draw on a wide variety of relevant and interesting experiences that people can relate to."Jane Dessar, Managing Partner, Odgers Berndston