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Lee W Bannister

Founder and Principal Consultant

People Transformation Associates Ltd

Lee founded People Transformation Associates Ltd in 2014 to help clients navigate and solve their many People, Organization & Change needs and opportunities.

Lee works closely with business executives, leaders, managers and employees to deliver cohesive, business-aligned people strategy, human capital/resources, transformation and change management solutions. He uses guiding principles and maturity models to drive compelling business cases and design well-planned transformation initiatives, programs and projects. Lee develops, synthesizes and adapts portfolio, program, project, process and change management standards and techniques to deliver managed and sustainable change. Lee balances often conflicting needs related to organizational culture and changes, new/emerging technologies, established business processes, tight timeframes and constrained resources to achieve near-term wins, mid-term optimizations and long-term, lasting impacts. Lee’s extensive Information Technology experience, which includes vendor selection and management, outsourcing, contracts, telecommunications, architecture and security, enables him to align business processes and systems with organizational needs and the globalized digital economy.

Lee’s pragmatic approach stems from more than 20 years designing and delivering people programs and solutions, including people strategy, organizational design, culture, enterprise change management and Human Resources and Talent Management processes and systems for global organizations.


Lee holds professional certifications in Human Resources, Change Management and Project Management.  He has earned Master Certificates in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Project Management (PM) and Executive Education Certificates from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business in Strategic Change Management and Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Diversity & Inclusion.  Lee earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science (BSIS) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a focus on Organizational Behavior (OB) from the University of Pittsburgh.  


Lee has lived in the US and the UK and has traveled and worked extensively across the world.  He is adept at navigating both global and local business practices and integrating cultural expectations into agile solutions.

Lee is proud to call Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania his home, with some winter trips to his former home of Florida.