Accenture's Liz Sanders joins HR consultancy LACE Partners

27 January 2021 2 min. read
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Following a 15-year career at Accenture, Liz Sanders has left the consulting giant to join boutique LACE Partners.

At the London-based human resources consultancy, Liz Sanders will take responsibility for expanding the firm’s client base and offerings in human capital advisory, HR transformation, and change management.

We are very excited by the experience Liz is bringing to LACE Partners,” said Aaron Alburey, who co-founded LACE Partners in 2014 together with Cathy Acratopulo. Both had previously worked for large consulting firms including Accenture and Deloitte, and decided to stand on their feet under the belief that they could provide a “fundamentally different” offering. 

Accenture's Liz Sanders joins HR consultancy LACE PartnersLACE Partners has since its inception grown to a team of around 40 consultants and staff, working for clients across a range of sectors including financial services, retail, travel, hospitality, transport, oil & gas and real estate.

As the firm prepares for a busy 2021, it sought to add executive-level experience to its ranks. “2021 may have started with challenges and in the UK a national lockdown, but from what we are hearing from clients and the HR profession in general, there is optimism that the year will indeed see positivity and growth return quickly. That is why we have brought Liz on board.”

“She has a wealth of knowledge helping many globally FTSE 250 businesses navigate their path to reinvent their HR capabilities, bring new employee experiences and digital transformations.”

In her most recent role at Accenture, Sanders was a Managing Director and Head of its Digital HR & Workforce Experience practice, responsible for the unit’s strategy, delivery portfolio, technology partnerships and thought leadership.

Speaking of her decision to join a specialist firm, Sanders said, “2021 will see radical changes for human resources and people teams as they look to reset and rejuvenate their role at the centre of the business agenda, as more businesses look to enhance their digital strategy look at cost optimisation opportunities, restructure or even diversify into new models and services at pace as a result of the pandemic.” 

“Being part of an agile boutique consultancy able to adapt their approaches to suit our client needs, whilst also having a strong and exciting strategy for growth was a new challenge I could not pass up on.”