Aliya started her HR career in 1996 and co-founded JourneyHR in 2010. Aliya has predominantly worked in the communications industry reporting in at board level at Aegis Media, Naked Communications, Media Planning Group and lastminute.com. She applies commercial focus and business psychology to HR and continues to influence business owners in the marketing and communications industry on innovative people practices.
In her free time Aliya enjoys bike rides with her family, cooking for her friends and travelling around the world.
Her favourite journey is yet to happen…if you ask her she’ll let you in on her plan.
Sue co-founded JourneyHR in 2010 having worked as a senior talent expert with one of the largest agencies in the media world. Sue started her HR career in 2001 and now specialises in partnering with founders to drive their retention, development and engagement strategies, underpinned by rigorous HR principles and practices.
Sue loves family life and can often be found driving “mum’s taxi” around Epsom between various clubs and events with her two young children.
Her favourite journey was travelling to the Great Wall of China where she came back with a ring on her finger… great views and a great, everlasting memory.
Danielle started her HR career in 2008 working at Warner Bros followed by The Evening Standard. She joined JourneyHR in 2014 specialising in solving employee relations and is all-knowing when it comes to performance management, employment law and policies.
When Danielle is not solving HR crises she enjoys eating her way around London and other parts of the world. To counteract and balance her wellbeing you may also see her burning off those calories at the gym!
Danielle’s favourite journey is the ascent up windy mountain roads to her father’s village, Senerchia in Italy.
Zoë’s HR career began in 2001 at OgilvyOne Worldwide and she has worked in many media and communications businesses since, including The Marketing Store, Associated Newspapers (now DMG Media) and DDB (now adam&eveDDB). Zoë is an expert when it comes to business restructuring and transfers, partnering with management teams to drive business goals, employee engagement and talent development.
Most of Zoë’s free time is taken up entertaining her two young daughters, but when she gets the chance, she also loves yoga, cooking, singing and growing her own flowers and vegetables.
Zoë’s favourite journey was visiting her big brother in Japan which culminated in a trip to Hiroshima – a very thought-provoking and humbling experience, as well as seeing a real-life Geisha!
Robyn joined JourneyHR in August 2016, having worked for three and half years for creative and media agencies, including RAPP UK and FCB Inferno. Robyn enjoys helping our clients improve their processes and solve their people conundrums!
When Robyn isn’t working she’s finding her ‘zen’ in Pilates and yoga classes or brunching her way around London.
Graduating from Exeter University with degree in Geography, Robyn is passionate about exploring new places learning about different cultures and ways of life. Her greatest journey to date was a 3-month sabbatical where she explored South East Asia, Australia and Fiji.
Jessica’s keen interest in HR can first be traced back to her Psychology & Criminology degree at Sheffield Hallam University. This enthusiasm grew stronger whilst working at a City consultancy, where her responsibilities included HR, Recruitment and Finance. She joined JourneyHR in February 2017 and has since enjoyed working closely with different agencies. Understanding her clients’ businesses and unique HR requirements, then designing tailored solutions is what gives Jessica a real buzz.
You’ll find Jessica trialling the latest fitness crazes around London or having a laugh with her friends during after-work catch ups.
After being born in the U.S, her most significant journey to date is travelling across the Atlantic to settle in Hertfordshire but there are definitely more journeys to come.. watch this space!
Alice is a new addition to our team joining in 2016 after graduating from Durham University. Her law degree included study of employment law which developed her interest in HR. As HR administrator, Alice works with clients to keep their training plans, contracts and other administration in ship shape.
When Alice isn’t working she enjoys dancing, especially ballet, but is always keen to try out a new class or style! Alice’s favourite journey was a sight-seeing trip to Barcelona with her friends last summer.