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Cathy Acratopulo, Managing Director

Cathy co-founded LACE with Aaron in 2014. She started her career in Barclays where she worked in various HR roles before joining Accenture to focus on HR consulting. Cathy is passionate about helping clients to achieve their HR goals through transforming the HR function.  Her specialisms include developing people strategies, designing future HR operating models and delivering long term adoption of HR systems and new ways of working. As a Director of LACE, Cathy also manages key client relationships and drives the operational performance of the business.

Outside of work, Cathy spends time with her family including her two teenage children and in the gym to compensate for her love of good wine and food (in that order).

Skills

  • HR operating model
  • HR strategy
  • HR Business Partner capability
  • Technology adoption
  • Business change
  • Organisation design
  • HR policies and processes

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Blog
What does acceptable attrition look like? 
What does acceptable attrition look like? 

In this week’s blog we hear from LACE Partners CEO and Co-Founder Aaron Alburey on a topic never far from the HR Director’s agenda: attrition. He shares trends over time and discusses how you can get balance right between retaining talent and corporate memory but also...

Podcast
Podcast number 100! Highlights from our series
Podcast number 100! Highlights from our series

Today marks our 100th podcast from our HR on the Offensive series! Listen in to hear from the team about which episodes we enjoyed the most, which ones we recommend and also some bloopers from behind the scenes... We've enjoyed the journey so far and have loved...

Blog
Unsung heroes? Challenges in the payroll industry
Unsung heroes? Challenges in the payroll industry

Our community of senior payroll professionals is growing and recently got our members together to talk about challenges facing the sector. It was a fascinating debate covering everything from the comparative benefits of global vs. local systems to the impact hybrid...