Anita Lucas is Head of Management and Leadership Development for the British Council, a role she has held since January 2020, having initially joined British Council as Senior L&D Business Partner for Corporate Functions in 2017. What Anita loves about her role is the variety in her work and the wonderful people she works with. Her remit covers all aspects of management and leadership development, including coaching. She is part of the internal pool of coaches and is working towards ICF accreditation.
A priority area in Anita’s work at the moment is the role of the people manager and how great quality people management is fundamental to an organisation’s success. She is focused on helping managers connect or reconnect with the core purpose of their role – to help others to thrive and achieve their potential – as it is often too easy for managers to lose sight of what a difference they make to others with every interaction, when balancing competing priorities, juggling the demands of modern life and adapting to a global pandemic.