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Lucy Kellaway - Keynote Speaker

Book Lucy Kellaway as a keynote speaker. Lucy Kellaway is an award-winning FT writer, whose weekly column "Lucy Kellaway On Management" became globally renowned for its witty perspective on life in the office, workplace jargon and management fads.

She wrote the column for 15 years, and prior to that had roles at the FT as energy correspondent, Brussels correspondent and a Lex writer. She also frequently interviewed prominent business people and celebrities for the Weekend FT's series, Lunch with the FT.

 

Lucy Kellaway

Award-winning management columnist for the ft

 

SPEAKING THEMES

  • Management

  • The work place

  • The future of work

  • Women in business

  • After dinner

  • Career change


TRAVELS FROM
London, UK

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Lucy Kellaway is an award-winning FT writer, whose weekly column "Lucy Kellaway On Management" became globally renowned for its witty perspective on life in the office, workplace jargon and management fads.

She wrote the column for 15 years, and prior to that had roles at the FT as energy correspondent, Brussels correspondent and a Lex writer. She also frequently interviewed prominent business people and celebrities for the Weekend FT's series, Lunch with the FT.

Lucy was named Columnist Of The Year at the 2006 British Press Awards and Best Commentator at the 2007 Business Journalist of the Year Awards. She has also won the Wincott Young Financial Journalist Award and has twice won the Work Foundation's Workworld Media Award.

Her first book 'Sense and Nonsense in the Office' was published in 1999 and was followed by 'Martin Lukes: Who Moved My Blackberry?' in which she followed her fictional character for a year via his e-mails.

'The Real Office: All The Office Questions You Never Dared To Ask' was described by the Sunday Times as 'dispensing water-cooler wisdom, not motivational gobbledygook.' 'In Office Hours' was published in 2011.

Lucy  Kellaway served a Non-Executive Director at Admiral Group PLC from 2006 for nearly 10 years.

While Lucy still writes 12 columns a year for the FT and is still listed as an Associate Editor and Management Columnist, she gave up her full-time position in the summer of 2017 to teach maths at an inner London secondary school. This was through an organisation she co-founded called Now Teach - "a teacher training programme for experienced career changers looking to reapply their skills to the classroom".

VIDEOS

Lucy explains why she left the FT after 30 years to become a maths teacher (TEDx LondonBusinessSchool 2017)


How I Became a Fearless Feminist at Fifty-Five (2016)