Our People


Shakira Joyner LLB MSc FCIPD IOSH, NOCN – Managing Director

Shakira became Managing Director of what was then called HCHR, recently rebranded as Personology, in 2016, having made partner in 2012, joining in 2007.

With a Law Degree and a masters in Human Resources Management Shakira is a highly respected and accomplished HR professional with a host of accolades to her name.


  • HR advisor to Welsh Govt through the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Chair of the Board of Trustee of Calan DVS
  • Finalist Independent HR Consultant of the Year 2017
  • 2016 Professional Woman of the Year, Swansea Bay Women in Business Awards
  • Listed in The 2015 Top Professional and Businesswomen under 35

Combining her wealth of HR and legal knowledge Shakira has a proven track record of planning, managing and delivering large scale/sensitive projects involving high level /Companywide investigations. The quality of work has proved invaluable to defend against Tribunal Claims.

Specialising in performance management, confidential forensic investigations, conflict resolution and senior recruitment, significant projects have included company re-organizations involving, redundancies / recruitments, premises moves; Grievance and Disciplinary investigations at both Staff and Director level; Policy development; improving attendance and culture change including establishing competency-based frameworks.

A skilled Mediator & Recruiter Shakira provides a fully rounded HR service.


Angeleen Rees FCIPD

Angeleen Rees has over 30 years’ HR experience, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a committee member of the South East/South West Wales CIPD.

During the past 30 years Angeleen has held numerous Senior HR roles across a number of sectors working with large and small businesses. She is used to advising on a wide range of HR issues and her practical, balanced approach supports her decisive, perceptive business sense.

From implementing functional, operational HR solutions to interpreting relevant aspects of employment law, Angeleen provides practical and cost effective outcomes; building long term working relationships with managers and their staff and giving busy directors timely guidance, support and training.  Her broad range of expertise maintains her ability to provide HR services to a variety of industry sectors including, manufacturing, charities, engineering and legal entities.

Her competencies include the application of HRM strategies in order to achieve ISO9001, ISO14001 SQM and Lexcel accreditations and her broad skill set means she can support organisations by developing a bespoke functional HR strategies incorporating employee performance, pay and reward, company policies including statutory disciplinary and grievance protocols, absence, data protection, equality & diversity and standard employee contract terms.


Luke Welsh LLB Hons

Luke completed his law degree in 2007 followed immediately by the Legal Practice Course the following year. He spent the next 7 years practising Employment Law in two well-renowned law firms in South Wales, until deciding to pursue a career as a self-employed consultant in Employment Law and Human Resources.

Luke’s role within Personology is multi-faceted, from advising clients on day-to-day issues such as absence management, disciplinary and grievance issues and TUPE transfers, to more significant client projects including internal redundancies and restructures, investigations and change management.

One thing that sets Luke apart from the majority of HR advisors is that he regularly handles claims lodged within the Employment Tribunal and defends such claims personally in the event of the matter proceeding to a hearing. This allows Luke to gain insight into the key elements and best practices that are looked for by Employment Judges, which then, in turn, enables him to approach each issue from the view of how it would be considered before an Employment Tribunal from both the employer and employee perspectives, as Luke represents both.

Luke has a keen interest in keeping abreast of the continual developments within Employment Law and regularly blogs on such changes, providing employers with practical and commercial advice on how to acknowledge and implement such changes.


Lesley Rossiter MCIPD

Lesley is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) with over 15 years working as a HR professional.  Lesley is an experienced senior-manager of multi-disciplinary teams who consistently exceeds customer service expectations in dealing with employees over numerous sites.  Lesley is also a trained Workplace Mediator.