Lydia Hamilton

Rising Stars 2019

HR manager

Dentsu Aegis Network

Lydia Hamilton started her HR career as an assistant at Topshop in the UK before transitioning into the advertising world as a junior people advisor for TBWA London. She moved to Canada to work as an HR generalist at Universal Music Canada, then joined Grip Limited (which was acquired by the Dentsu Aegis Network in 2016) as an HR generalist. Charged with overseeing the day-to-day HR operations of a fast-paced advertising agency, Hamilton is involved in everything from employee onboarding and recruitment to payroll administration, compliance, and supporting various HR initiatives and programs, including the Grip Juicer Apprenticeship Program.

“It takes a smart and strategically minded person to understand how to inspire and sustain a strong culture for the long-term benefit of the business, and Lydia has that skill in spades, along with a very promising future ahead of as a strategic HR leader,” says John Stockwell, chief people officer for Canada at the Dentsu Aegis Network.