Our People

The team behind Akyra

Margaret Goody

GradDipMgmt, FAICD, CAHRI, JP (Qual)
Human Resource & Employee Relations Strategist

Margaret’s expertise comes from working with small-to-medium and corporate enterprises across a myriad of industry and service sectors in the private and not-for-profit areas.

Key strengths include fluency in the language of business underpinned by on-the-ground experience together with a broad knowledge and understanding of the legislative environment and contemporary practices for human resource management and business sustainability.

Previous roles held by Margaret include managing director, CEO and consultant with responsibilities covering human resource management, business development, stakeholder relations, community-business partnerships and strategic and business planning.

Margaret is an alumni of the Australian Graduate School of Management; fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; and member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. 

Certifications include Saville Wave Psychometric Assessment, Australian Council for Educational Research and Gallup's CliftonStrength Finder.

 For more information on Margaret Goody, you can visit her LinkedIn here.

Shirley Lucas

Bachelor of Business Management, Human Resource and Marketing.
Business Support

Shirley’s HR expertise comes from working across a multitude of industries and service sectors for more than 11 years, including banking and finance, hospitality, vocational training, logistics and transport.

Previous roles held by Shirley include HR Manager, HR officer and HR Operations Officer with both corporate enterprises and not-for-profit organisations.

Key strengths include working with teams to recalibrate HR functions and processes to ensure compliance management systems are streamlined with an innovative approach.

Shirley’s practical business knowledge and understanding is balanced with experience developing the strategic framework for policies, procedures and practices, while having an innate understanding of the legislative environment for HR management.

Shirley has a great deal of experience within a registered training organisation and understands the legislative compliance required in this industry. She also has a great understanding of learning and development strategies and their implementation; so employees are assisted to reach their full potential.

Shirley’s previous managers attest to her diverse range of HR knowledge and skills that  transform and re-organise the HR processes within small to large scale organisations; coupled with her ability be first and foremost, people minded. Shirley’s experience, passion, positivity and ‘think differently’ approach in the HR industry, combine to ensure she exceeds clients expectations and delivers positive outcomes.

For more information on Shirley Lucas, you can visit her LinkedIn here.

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