Julian Holmes joins LACE Partners executive team

20 February 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Julian Holmes has joined the senior executive team of LACE Partners. Holmes will help the HR consultancy execute a number of keystone plans.

Speaking of the next step in their career, Julian Holmes said, “I am very excited to join such a talented and friendly team and I look forward to helping LACE develop some new and compelling ways to help our clients. There are some ambitious plans within the business and some of the work we are already looking at with regards to parts of the function such as people data and analytics, makes this time in LACE’s history very exciting and a very compelling place to develop at.”

Prior to joining LACE Partners, Holmes was a key member of the OrgVue leadership team, and before that a founding member of Deloitte’s people analytics and Organisation Design teams. LACE believes this means they are perfectly positioned to bring a productivity and practical focus to LACE’s people analytics offerings.

Julian Holmes, Client Executive Director, LACE Partners

Holmes also has history with LACE, having previously been part of its advisory board in the firm’s early years. Joining the business to lead the new People Insights and Analytics team, Holmes assumes the role of Client Executive Director, as the firm prepares to put a significant new investment from private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners to use.

LACE Co-Founder and Managing Director, Aaron Alburey, added, “We are anticipating that 2023 is going to be one of the most significant in LACE’s history and we have moved to further strengthen our capabilities. I personally am delighted that Julian was willing to join at such an exciting time and cannot wait to see how we can support our clients with their people analytics support.”

The new funding from Mobeus is something which LACE believes will enable the company to supercharge growth plans, and deliver an even greater level of services offered to HR professionals. The boutique consultancy specialises in HR transformation, and has already been growing rapidly in recent years, with a tightening talent market meaning firms are increasingly looking for support from consultancies to help obtain and retain labour.