We welcome (back) Lucian Hudson as Chair of Board of Trustees
Lucian Hudson has become Chair-Elect of Council with immediate effect following the ratification of his appointment by the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations Association at its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 14th July, 2021. He will succeed David Hollywood who has successfully acted as Interim Chair when Council meets in September.
Lucian Hudson returns to the Chair role after serving as Chair of Council between 2003 and 2006. He has been a very effective Board Chair in four national non-profit organisations since 1997. As well as developing commercial partnerships for the BBC’s international arm, he was a journalist and senior television executive for 17 years.
Since 2000 Lucian has been a senior executive director operating at board level responsible for communications, marketing, public affairs and engagement in central government and universities. Over the past ten years, Lucian has become a Tavistock Institute trained consultant and executive coach through his participation at the Leicester Conference, Dynamics at Board Level and Coaching for Leadership professional programmes.
David Hollywood, outgoing Interim Chair, said, “Lucian Hudson is an excellent choice. A distinguished corporate leader at the height of his profession, he is a highly experienced and influential Board Chair who will take the Tavistock Institute to new levels of success.”
Eliat Aram, Chief Executive Officer, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, said, “Lucian truly personifies and represents the values, methodologies and wide role of the Tavistock Institute. I very much look forward to working with him in his new role as we tackle together new challenges and opportunities.”
Lucian Hudson said, “I’m thrilled to be appointed to this new role. I will be building from a position of strength. The Tavistock Institute has grown in size, confidence and stature and become secure financially. It is in fine shape and ambitious for future expansion. I am so looking forward to working with a new Board and with Eliat Aram who is an outstanding CEO.
The Tavistock Institute has transformed my experience as a practitioner. It’s given me skills and techniques to work with the complex human dynamics of organisations and groups – and to do with a much richer understanding of taking up our roles in systems.
The Tavistock Institute was founded in 1947 when the world faced systemic challenges and needed rebuilding. We now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity not only to build on what works but repair what’s broken and change society significantly for the better. We have a formidable track-record in research, consultancy and professional leadership. We are exceptionally well placed to enable organisations globally to embrace complexity and work sustainably through it, liberating the untapped potential that exists in every one of us.”