Company Update

Hemsley Fraser appoints Lynsey Whitmarsh as new CEO

Hemsley Fraser, learning and people development provider,  has appointed Lynsey Whitmarsh as its new CEO to lead the next phase of the company’s growth and development. 

Lynsey Whitmarsh - who was previously Hemsley Fraser’s managing director and replaces outgoing CEO Todd Turner - has been with the organization for 11 years and is a key driving force behind its transformation into a holistic, digital-first, learning provider. 

Under Lynsey Whitmarsh’s leadership, Hemsley Fraser will build on its unrivalled, blended offering of ready-made and tailored content, a sophisticated technology stack and people-led services, to deliver transformative and impactful learning journeys. 

Through this unique mix of content, platform and services, organizations can choose the learning approach that is best placed to meet their business goals and strategy. It also means that they can activate and monitor decisive change at pace.  

By informing every aspect of the digital learning process, Hemsley Fraser has the agility needed to build unique learning programs, for organizations and their people, which can be easily adapted to meet the ever-changing requirements that today’s unpredictable, hybridized working environments create. 

Commenting, Lynsey Whitmarsh says, “

“After the tumultuous two years created by the pandemic, it can be tempting to step back from innovation and development. By all means, reflect on what’s been achieved, but don’t stop there.  Build on the momentum created, keep innovating and seize the opportunity of change. I’m excited to build on the transformation set by Todd and bring our vision of creating a new spirit of learning to life - transforming how people learn, engage and develop in the rhythm of their work, whoever they work for and wherever they are.”

The Hemsley Fraser offering comprises :

  • An award-winning core library of dynamic learning content and products including animations, videos, e-books, quizzes, and podcasts for unrivalled flexibility in L&D program design
  • Cutting edge hub platform and learning technology support that enables self-service and blended capability development, as well as deeper learner engagement experiences that help, drive change
  •  A complete suite of services, including live program delivery, bespoke content creation and program design, strategy, engagement, and support, to ensure successful and impactful learning experiences irrespective of where learners are located in the world. 

As she takes up her new role, Lynsey has penned an open letter outlining the organization's vision - click here to read it