Professional, personable and deeply knowledgeable the MD of
Firehouse and creator of ‘Disruptive HR’, Lucy Adams brings a fresh perspective
to business-minded audiences looking for innovative practices. Sailing the BBC
through a turbulent period as its former HR Director, Lucy knows what it takes
to lead change in a high-profile environment; as a keynote speaker and
conference facilitator, she discusses how the HR profession can adapt to
Lucy Adams 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 also a Director of a communications and engagement agency called
Firehouse and is a popular keynote speaker on the themes of leading people in a
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.