Home 5 Who we are 5 Our people 5 Abi East

Abi East, People and Workplace Executive Director

Abi began her career as a graduate HR trainee at Accenture, where she held a number of in-house roles before moving to the client-facing Human Performance practice. After almost a decade with Accenture, Abi moved to Hay Group where she was the UK HR Director for 4 years. Since then Abi has been an independent consultant, helping her clients address a wide variety of people challenges and undertaking senior HR and talent roles across many industries (professional services, FMCG, travel, retail, financial services, insurance, housing, entertainment, education, property and electronics as well as the not-for-profit sector). 

Having worked with LACE as an Associate on a number of projects, Abi is delighted to join LACE as their Interim People Lead, bringing together her consultancy and in-house experience. 

Skills

  • HR Transformation
  • Change Management 
  • HR Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Communications Planning and Management

Reach out to us to see what opportunities we have available

Insights. Our latest thought leadership, including blogs, webinars, podcasts and videos.
Podcast
How should businesses ensure national minimum wage compliance?
How should businesses ensure national minimum wage compliance?

Chris and LACE payroll experts Adrian Axtell and Sara Thompson discuss the challenges raised by the national minimum wage breach on this podcast episode. After delving into recent press coverage around companies facing allegations of underpaying their employees, the...

Blog
Demystifying HR operating models: The ten traits of high performance
Demystifying HR operating models: The ten traits of high performance

Listen to the audio version of this blog:   In a recent blog, we discussed the various and often competing accountabilities of the Chief People Officer (the ‘hats’ CPOs wear) and the purpose of the HR or People function overall. In this blog, we introduce the...

Podcast
Why does HR need to start thinking long-term?
Why does HR need to start thinking long-term?

In the latest episode Chris introduces co-host, Debbie Mitchell, and guest Graham Norris, an Organisational Psychologist and Speaker. The focus of this episode is on HR professionals’ abilities to think strategically and long-term. The summary delves into various...