Our Newest Director Is Removing The Harsh Stigma From HR
From acting on stage to directing an IT company, Lee Green, the theatre-trained Hull native prepares for his biggest role yet as The HBP Group’s, People Director.
Welcome Aboard, Lee!
Having begun working alongside the HBP Group 18 months prior, Lee Green, has now taken up a permanent, full-time position with us as our new, People Director. This is wonderful news for the HBP Group as we were first introduced to Lee when we acquired the services of Trans2 Performance, an organisation which consults with businesses about how to best to invest in their employees. Lee stated that it was “the HBP Group’s ambition to be accredited as one the Times 100 Best Companies To Work For” that initially impressed him. However, this was not due to the reputation this accreditation would bring our company, it was “what the journey of achieving this accreditation would mean for the well-being and happiness of the people who work here”.
Despite a slight delay to his start date thanks to The Beast From The East, Lee has settled into his new office nicely and is enjoying getting to know all of his new colleagues. Lee has described it as a “weird journey” to becoming the People Director of a multi-award-winning, IT and software solutions company like, HBP. Nevertheless, his weird and wonderful range of career experiences is where his “love for coaching, educating and consulting came from”.
Initially, Lee trained in theatre at The University of Hull, graduating in 2001, having earned a BA (Hons) in Drama. During his time performing and working in theatre, Lee ran a department named Interact at the Hull Truck Theatre Company, which covered their education, outreach and community projects. Throughout this period, Lee taught another Hull native, actor Robert Aramayo, who may be most famous for his role Game of Thrones, as the Young Ned Stark. Lee worked with the young actor when preparing Aramayo for his stage role in the Tony-winning play, One Man Two Governors.
Additionally, at this time, and to this day, Lee has been heavily involved in charitable work, particularly with the theatrical organisation, Mind. He stated, “my most memorable project was when we engaged with homeless people in the area and worked with them to put on a performance at Hull Theatre”.