Lucy Close

Chief Executive

The full story

Lucy has an excellent understanding of the dynamics of communication both at an individual and corporate level and she is passionate about getting people and businesses communicating more effectively. Lucy’s leadership has shaped and grown Redwood’s business over twenty years.

Her strategic vision and sensitive respect for a clients’ business values allows her to quickly hone in on the core of a companies’ aims and objectives, articulating the narrative and guiding clients towards achieving goals.

Lucy has over twenty years of experience in the development of leaders and leadership teams. She is a board level coach, mentor and facilitator through The Close Partnership; certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, 16pf, Belbin, Transition Management and Pesso Boyden System Psychometer. In applying these skills, Lucy successfully advises clients through change management and team development projects, and leads Redwood’s own mentoring and personnel development programme.

Lucy founded Redwood Consulting in 1992 with Liz D’Oliveira.

A full on water baby, Lucy enjoys wild swimming whatever the weather and walking with Billy, her springer spaniel … and other family members!

The best thing about my local community is…

My neighbours and our gin nights; currently we are on Twisted Nose!!

The City that inspires me the most… 

Barcelona! My daughter lives there and then there’s Barcelona the City