Emma Leonis joins HR consultancy arm of LACE Partners from Deloitte

04 July 2018 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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LACE Partners has confirmed another senior hire in the field of HR transformations to bolster its London headquartered operations. Emma Leonis has joined the firm following a ten year stay with Deloitte, and takes on the role of HR Transformation Director.

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 employees work alongside their 40 active associates to offer bespoke solutions to a variety of corporate entities. 

Since LACE’s launch in 2014, the HR transformation scene has shifted rapidly to incorporate the growing trend of digital disruption. 71% of organisations now believe HR analytics are a major priority, as they look for new ways to tap into the best talent amid an ageing population, in the UK particularly. As LACE looks to bolster its capabilities and make the most of this growing appetite among clients, the firm has made a number of key hires.Emma Leonis joins HR consultancy arm of LACE Partners from DeloitteIn March, LACE welcomed Kevin Green, whose career spans three decades and has overseen HR transformations at the likes of Royal Mail and BAE Systems, on board in an advisory role. Following on from this, and reflecting the heightened importance of technology in HR, the firm appointed technology sector veteran Matt Watson as Chief Technology Officer. Now, the firm has announced the appointment of a new HR Transformation Director, who will be tasked with wedding the enhanced technological prowess of the firm with its traditional transformation capacity.

Emma Leonis brings over 10 years of experience and knowledge of the HR transformation industry to the role, arriving at LACE from Big Four professional services giant Deloitte. Having spent a decade with Deloitte, where she latterly became a Senior Manager, Leonis has extensive experience of working with clients from across many industries, as well as leading global, large scale and complex change programmes to help clients optimise the delivery of HR services. Leonis was shortlisted for HR Consultant of the year at the 2015 MCA Awards, by the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), and also holds a degree in Management Studies from the Nottingham University Business School.

Aaron Alburey, Founder and CEO of LACE, commented on the hire, “We’re delighted to have Emma join the LACE family. Her unrivalled expertise and knowledge, particularly in transforming the value HR can deliver to the business and the employee experience, will be invaluable in the next phase of our journey. It will further strengthen the great experience we have across the team.”

Leonis herself added, “In a world where our organizations are seeing unprecedented change, especially around their people and data, I believe our innovation and values provide a fantastic opportunity to help our clients adapt to the changing world of work and prepare the wider business for the challenges ahead.”