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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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How have CPO’s built their own resilience in the last two years?

 Jacqui Summons, Chief People Officer from EMIS Health, recently spoke to us on our podcast about her experiences over the last two years. We discuss how she and her team have developed resilience amidst some of the toughest experiences the HR profession has ever had...

Podcast
How can you solve your productivity puzzle?
How can you solve your productivity puzzle?

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The building blocks HR Directors need for digital transformation
The building blocks HR Directors need for digital transformation

LACE was recently asked to give our view on the digitalisation of HR and what HR teams need to successfully deliver a digital HR transformation in The HR Director magazine. The latest edition can be downloaded here. In today’s blog we’ve summarised some of the key...