Meet the people behind the Disruptive HR Club

We are on a mission to change outdated HR practices for good.

We genuinely believe we have something new to offer, not because we think we know more, but because together we can achieve amazing things.

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Lucy Adams – CEO

DISRUPTIVE HR was created by Lucy Adams who has held Board level HR roles for over 10 years, most recently at the BBC. Combining strategic and operational HR expertise with a fresh but practical approach, she aims to put the “human” back into Human Resources.

Karen Moran – Director

Karen has over 20 years of diverse HR expertise and spans start-ups through to established sectors such as telecoms, professional services and media. Karen has extensive hands-on experience of leading and implementing fresh thinking HR initiatives.

Helen Young – Operations

Helen is the glue that keeps Disruptive HR together – we’re not joking! Helen manages all the business operations from client liaison to getting our bills paid and everything in between. Before joining Disruptive HR, Helen held HR administrative roles in media, professional services, property and telecoms.

Sunayana Singh – Research & Development

Sun’s superbly honed research and development skills are one of the reasons we are able to bring you the very latest trends in HR and leadership. Before joining Disruptive HR, Sun held a number of generalist HR roles in London and now works for us from her pad in Madrid.

Bob Powell – Technical Director

From the award-winning comms agency Firehouse, Bob does all the clever tech stuff to get the Club content online. He films, records, edits, and makes our ideas into things you actually want to watch and listen to! 

Kate Williams – Marketing

From her fab and busy agency KW Marketing, Kate helps us to let our clients know what we’re up to. She helps to build our brand and our profile on social media and to market Disruptive HR content to anyone who might be interested!  

More from Disruptive HR

Disruptive HR Programme

Do you feel that traditional, theoretical HR training programmes are not equipping you for the world you’re actually working in?  Our unique virtual training programme will inspire you and give you the practical tools and skills to do HR differently.  Designed so that you can learn in your own time and at your own pace.

Virtual Workshops

We bring a mix of insight, previous experience and humour to any organisation we work with, and our in-house workshops (face to face or virtually) are designed to ignite valuable mindset changes within a HR team.


Our CEO Lucy Adams is a popular speaker for leadership conferences and HR audiences (face to face or virtually). Drawing on her experience of leading complex change and heading up HR in major organisations such as the BBC and Serco, she offers leaders and HR professionals new ways of leading through disruption.