Nicky Lyle (she/her)

Nicky Lyle (she/her)

Group HR Director at Hotelplan

Nicky is the UK Group HR Director for Hotelplan UK; a specialist group of travel brands (Explore Worldwide, Inghams, Inntravel and Santa’s Lapland). Her HR journey began post-university, discovering her passion for people and culture after travelling and working in different countries. With a background in retail, she transitioned to the retail travel industry at World Duty-Free, where she worked across Europe and North America. Since 2017, she’s been a driving force at Hotelplan, leading people initiatives that drive inclusive and responsible behaviours and is on a journey to achieve B Corp certification for all brands after Explore Worldwide became accredited this year. As the first woman on the UK Board, she champions diversity and inclusion, championing a more equitable future. Off-duty, she shares her life with her wife of 14 years and dogs, creating adventures in their old camper called Nellie. Nicky loves second-hand shopping and gardening, reflecting her other passion for sustainable life choices.


It helped me listen to life experiences when I started in my career but it was rarer to hear speakers talk about ageism in the 90s and 00s. I’m keen to share my experiences and views, and of course, delighted to be invited to such an inspiring event.

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