Lynne Graham

HR Director

Thames Water

Lynne Graham is accountable for the People function at Thames Water, covering the entire employee life cycle including talent attraction and selection, reward and benefits, payroll and administration, learning and development, employee relations, health, safety and wellbeing and organisational development.

Lynne has led major change programmes that have delivered significant value through cost reduction and through productivity improvements by driving an engaged culture.

Prior to Thames Water Lynne started her career as a graduate trainee in retail operations for Clarks Shoes. She then moved into a management training role, which ignited her lifelong passion for people development and employee engagement.

She has deep and broad experience across a range of industries, including retail with Safeway; rail with Eurostar; utilities with British Gas; hospitality with Westbury Street Holdings and, latterly, logistics with Yodel.