This Episode: What A CEO Wants From HR – with Lyn Rees Of Yourgene

Lucinda is in conversation with Lyn Rees of Yourgene Health, to discuss HR from the perspective of a CEO – what it is they’re looking for in particular, the importance of culture at the heart of any business, and why people must come first.

Key Takeaways

  • Business plans and products are essential, but equally so are the right people and the right culture in an organisation.
  • We must seek to create a culture that allows people to thrive, that encourages honesty, which embeds creativity, and allows for a free flow of feedback.
  • Building a team is about sharing success and establishing trust. It is the instilling of the belief that no one person is more important than another.
  • We can better serve out organisation, our beliefs, values and culture, as well as the people who bring them to life, but establishing an information heartbeat or drumbeat throughout the company, instead of short sharp meetings or the more hackneyed methods of addressing minds.

Valuable Resources

Best Moments

‘If you don’t have the right culture, then your plans don’t always get executed’

‘I like the words “culture” and “performance”, because for me, that’s what it’s all about’

‘As a CEO, you have a role in your organisation, but I’m not more important than the other guys’

‘I’d rather have a team who were prepared to run through brick walls for me than have a team who were capable but who did it on their own time’

About The Guest, Lyn Rees

Lyn is a seasoned executive in global healthcare and IVD markets. Since Lyn joined Yourgene Health plc in 2018 he has been instrumental in the transformation of the business. He led the group through four acquisitions including Elucigene Diagnostics and Coastal Genomics and the fundraising to underpin those deals. Under Lyn’s leadership he has grown the business from £30million to greater than £100 million market cap. Lyn is also a Non-executive Director with MyHealthChecked plc and Abingdon Health.

Linkedin: @YourgeneHealth  –

Twitter: @Yourgene_Health –

About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda also has a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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