Kevin Green joins LACE Partners in strategic advisor role

09 March 2018 3 min. read
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LACE Partners has welcomed Kevin Green to its ranks in an advisory role. Green, whose career spans three decades, has overseen HR transformations at the likes of Royal Mail and BAE Systems; experience which he will put to work in his new role on the recently established LACE Advisory Board.

UK-based consultancy LACE Partners specialises in Human Resources transformation work, partnering with clients to tackle people, HR and change challenges, via sustainable business change programmes, and tech adoption and services. Working from an office near London’s iconic Shard building, LACE’s 11 employees work alongside their 40 active associates to offer bespoke solutions to a variety of corporate entities. 

Among the firm’s client base are major global brands including commercial real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield, planes and trains manufacturers Bombardier, and Zurich-headquartered financial services group Credit Suisse.

Since LACE launched in 2014, the HR transformation has evolved rapidly. According to a recent Deloitte survey, 71% of organisations now believe HR analytics are a major priority. Looking at the current trends and developments in HR, this is not a surprise, as HR processes are increasingly optimised and digitalised. As a result, the role of HR is changing from an administrative and operational function to a more strategic and advisory one. 

As LACE has sought to roll with the trends of the industry, implementing new digital techniques and focusing increasingly on people transformation, a sound internal advisory model has proven a key element for the firm to sustain its growth. LACE’s Advisory Board was created in January 2018 to provide strategic guidance on the direction in which the business is heading, and the financial decisions it makes, all while ensuring LACE stays true to its core business goals.

Kevin Green, Strategic advisor - Lace Partners

The latest recruit to the newly formed Advisory Board is Recruitment & Employment Confederation CEO, Kevin Green. An industry stalwart, Green leads the Professional Body for the £35.1 billion UK recruitment industry – which represents 80% of the market by value, and hosts 3600 corporate members and 9,500 individual members. Green has held the role since 2008, when he moved from Royal Mail, having been Director of HR at the institution for five years. Prior to this, he also led major people-change projects at Tui, BAE Systems, Unilever, Lloyds Bank and the Cabinet Office.

On top of this extensive body of experience, Green also presides over an expansive portfolio of Non-Executive roles. Green has been a Non-Executive Director for children’s charity KidsOut since 2009; has sat on the Non-Executive Advisory Board of OEE Consulting since 2013; and has been a Non-Executive Vice President at the World Employment Confederation since 2014 – all commitments that he will maintain alongside his new role at LACE.

In his position as a Strategic Advisor on LACE’s Advisory Board, Green will be tasked with bringing his insight from nearly 30 years working in HR, consultancy and leadership roles to bolster LACE’s leadership team, as the consultancy seeks to continue its evolution, in a digitalising market.  

Commenting on his latest engagement, Green said, “I’m delighted to join LACE as a strategic advisor… [The firm] is focused on the future and is positioned to provide great value to its clients, leading the pack in solving people, HR and change problems in innovative ways. My transformation capabilities will help LACE’s clients reimagine and reinvent their HR function and services.”

LACE founder Aaron Alburey added, “We’re thrilled to have Kevin join the LACE family. His unrivalled expertise and knowledge, particularly in commercialising businesses, will prove invaluable in the next phase of our development.”