LACE Partners makes three senior hires

01 December 2022 3 min. read
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HR consultancy LACE Partners has expanded its senior leadership team with a trio of Director appointments. Tim Ringo, David Pacifico and Dawn Goodall will use their knowledge of HR’s most pressing issues to improve LACE’s ability to support HR and People functions of major employers.

Co-Founder and Managing Director of LACE Partners, Aaron Alburey, said, “This is a ground-breaking time for LACE and the appointment of these new team members will have a huge impact on our clients and the wider HR market. Our team is highly experienced and knowledgeable, so Tim, David and Dawn will help us to elevate support to clients to a new level.”

LACE is a boutique consultancy specialising in HR transformation, change and technology advisory work. Global events since 2020 have seen a marked rise in demand from both employers and employees for help progressing their DE&I journeys, as well as sourcing new employees to fill a growing digital talent gap. As such, firms are increasingly looking for support from consultancies like LACE to ensure growth and success while supporting the crucial agenda of becoming socially responsible businesses.

Capitalising on this, and positive growth seen in the consultancy sector more generally, the high-profile senior members are joining its team with decades of experience between them. Alburey added this means the firm now has “an even wider breadth of support to offer HR teams, from payroll and HR strategy, through skills and learning, people data and analytics, as well as employee experience, technology, change and adoption.”

Tim Ringo, David Pacifico, Dawn Goodall - Lace Partners

Tim Ringo joins the business having been both a Board Adviser and Non-Executive Director, as well as writing the prominent HR book Solving the Productivity Puzzle, which addresses the challenge of stagnating people productivity. Ringo has also previously been Vice President at SAP SuccessFactors, North Highland, IBM, and earlier spent 16 years at management consultancy Accenture.

Speaking of the new challenge at LACE, Ringo said, “I am delighted to come aboard the Leadership Team to help LACE reach its next level of growth; exciting times!”

David Pacifico meanwhile has experience at Degreed, AstraZeneca, as well as GSK in both Vice President and global technology lead positions. He also has over 10 years’ experience working for both PwC and EY, so brings detailed knowledge of complex HR transformation programmes, global strategy and execution of HR digital systems and technologies. He will be driving LACE’s talent, skills and learning transformation projects.

“Having been in industry for several years, I have always been impressed by capability and the calibre of LACE team which uniquely positions us in the market. I am truly excited about helping LACE Partners in the next stage of our growth,” Pacifico added.

Dawn Goodall finally joins the business as an experienced transformation and programme management leader. She is also an Accenture veteran, having spent over 22 years working at the firm. Since then, she has held non-executive director positions at several organisations, while maintaining a deep knowledge of change programmes, project management and managing organisational large and complex organisational change.

Goodall concluded, “It’s such an exciting time to be joining LACE working with a fantastic team of like-minded passionate and innovate people – I can’t wait to see what amazing HR excellence we can achieve for our business and our clients”.