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Cathy Acratopulo, Founder and 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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How to build the right HR operating model
How to build the right HR operating model

Why we recommend building your HR operating model around the business outcome you most want to achieve.Here at LACE HQ, our mission is to demystify the HR operating model. We are running this series to help HR and People teams set their HR operating model up for...

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Building an HR operating model for business agility
Building an HR operating model for business agility

Is your business trying to boost agility?At LACE we believe you should build your HR operating model ​around the business outcome you most want to achieve. Even better, we think it can be as simple as picking between four main drivers. Part of our Demystifying the HR...

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How to structure your HR op model to spark customer intimacy
How to structure your HR op model to spark customer intimacy

Does your business desire greater customer intimacy and engagement?​At LACE we believe you should build your HR operating model ​around the business outcome you most want to achieve. Even better, we think it can be as simple as picking between four main drivers. Part...