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LONDON (24 May 2017) – Lightspeed today announced that Hannah Soar has been named Director, Business Transformation, effective 17 May 2017. Reporting to Caroline Frankum, Global Chief Executive Officer, Soar will be responsible for developing, supporting and influencing strategic and behavioral change management efforts globally. Hannah Soar

“We are delighted to have Hannah take on this new role. She brings an impressive range of change management and people experience, along with the energy and vision that make her the ideal person to effectively drive change throughout the organization,” stated Frankum. “The hard work that Hannah has invested in successfully motivating and growing people at Kantar over the past year has been truly impressive. I look forward to seeing what she will accomplish at Lightspeed.”

In her new role, Soar will draw upon her deep HR experience along with her uniquely broad legal and business transformation qualifications. Soar will be joining Lightspeed from Kantar, where she served as Human Resource Business Partner since October 2015. Previously she held HR change management, transformation, consultancy and advisory roles at Nottinghamshire Police, Paul Smith Limited and Peninsula Business Services.

Soar attended The Nottingham Trent University, where she earned her Bachelor of Laws in 2009. In addition, she earned her master’s degree in Corporate and Employment Law from Nottingham Law School in 2011.

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