Expert Human Resource consultants

Our team of Human Resource consultants are values-driven and committed to delivering real tangible results and are highly skilled. They come from a variety of specialist human resources, training and assessment, industrial relations and recruitment backgrounds.

We work as an extension of your business, whether this is delivering best practice human resources foundations, strategic HR Advice or recruiting the best talent for your organisation.

Our Human Resource Consultants take the time to understand the intricacies of your business and its goals so we can deliver the best possible HR solutions.

Our Leadership Team

Dayna Edwards
Founder & Director

Dayna is an experienced HR consultant and trainer with over 10 years of experience in the HR and recruitment space. Before starting PeopleStart in 2016, she worked on multi-billion dollar resource projects across Australia.

Her expertise covers the full spectrum of HR, including industrial relations, employee relations, recruitment, culture & change management, leadership development, career coaching, and organisational design.

“Dayna Edwards and her team have proven to be both professional and reliable. They have consistently gone above and beyond to understand our business and meet our requirements.”
– Tracy Harris, Financial Controller, Lithium Australia NL

Rob Gallacher
Founder & Director

Rob has built an impressive career in recruitment and people management across oil & gas, mining & minerals, health, NFP, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, construction and government sectors.

As a strategic business developer, entrepreneur, operations manager and people person, Rob enjoys the hands-on client relationship management, marketing, leadership and business improvement aspects of running PeopleStart.

“His knowledge alone of the industry was invaluable. Throw into the mix his outstanding communication and people skills and natural ability to choose the “perfect fit” for a team and you have recruitment success.”
– Sandra Meade, Workplace Learning Officer, CSU

Our Values


Our role is to provide support to our clients that will drive their success.

We affect change through our clients’ biggest assets – their people.

We aim to always deliver real tangible results.

People & community

We take a people first approach to business and treat people with respect.

We aim to enhance our community for the better and partner with inspiring organisations to aid this.

We care about our community and love giving back.


We act with honesty and integrity. We know that investment with intention gives the best results.

We believe that doing the right thing by your organisation is the best thing for our business.

As a values driven business we represent your organisation ethically, responsibly and honestly.


We pride ourselves on providing a fresh approach that focuses on achieving real outcomes

We don’t believe in doing things the way they’ve always been done – we want to do better.

Talk to us today.

Our professional consultants have extensive industry experience and available to chat anytime. Reach out and we’ll happily answer your questions.