Global Head of Organisational Development – Lendlease, Australia
Chris Lamb is Global Head of Organisational Development for Lendlease. He has been with Lendlease for more than nine years and is responsible for 13,000 employees across 10 countries. In 2009 Chris established Lendlease's Australian Diversity Council and in 2012 Lendlease’s first Global Diversity Council with a goal to lead the Property & Construction industries in diversity practices. Lendlease’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy in Australia has a particular focus on the areas of gender equity, flexibility, reconciliation and LGBTI inclusion. In 2009, Lendlease became foundation members of Pride in Diversity with Chris joining the PiD Advisory Board and chairing their annual conference from 2011-2013. He is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI) and a member of the AHRI National President's Forum as well as AHRI’s Inclusion & Diversity Reference Panel. In 2015 Chris was named AHRI’s HR Diversity Champion at their annual industry awards. Chris is also a Graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Prior to Lend Lease, he spent seven years working for American Express, the last three of which were in London with responsibility for the UK, Ireland & Eastern Europe. During his time in the UK he established American Express' first Diversity Council outside the US as well as the first Network groups for LGB employees and Women in the Workplace. He also worked closely with Stonewall UK, giving American Express the opportunity to participate in the Workplace Equality Index for the first time in 2005. One of his final actions in the UK before returning to Australia was to implement paid parental leave for the first time in American Express for its UK employees - positioning the company as a leader in the Financial Services Industry. Chris spent the first 10 years of his career at Westpac, initially in Retail Banking and then in senior Human Resources and Corporate roles. He is a graduate of Cornell University's Centre for Advanced Human Resources Studies (CAHRS), INSEAD and he completed postgraduate studies in Business at the University of Technology Sydney in 1999.