Michael Boyd

Managing Director

Michael is a science graduate and spent the early years of his career working in Multinational Pharmaceutical, Electronic & Medical Device Industries, where he held a number of positions in Research & Development, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Training & Development and Human Resources.

In 1999 Michael identified an opportunity in the marketplace to provide HR on an outsourced basis to SME’s that could not justify having dedicated HR Professionals. Today, Boyd HR employs five Staff in the provision of this service to over forty Client Companies in the North West.

Michael is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), an Associate Lecture with the National College of Ireland and is past President of the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is also a member of IBEC and the Small Firms Association.

Michael has over 23 years’ experience in the field of HR and is passionate in the delivery of value-added HR services to Client Companies and making them healthy, high-performing, fully-functioning and sustainable organisations.

Sabrina Price

Account Manager

Sabrina joined Boyd HR in June 2017. Sabrina studied Computing in the LYIT. She has a CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Management and is an associate member of the CIPD. In 2016, Sabrina obtained a Diploma in Employment Law.

Sabrina has spent almost 20 years working in the Retail industry, where she progressed to become a Retail Manager and gained a Certificate in Retail Management. She has spent over 12 years working in Management roles with large and small companies in different industries, particularly fashion and health & beauty.

She studied Human Resource Management in 2012 and since then has held roles as Training Manager, HR Assistant and HR Manager.

Sabrina enjoys helping businesses get the most from their teams by looking at people development, problem-solving and employee engagement. She likes to be organised and likes to set goals and targets to keep focused.

In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys eating out and she likes to keep fit by attending classes and running.

Nicola Gallagher

Account Manager

Nicola joined Boyd HR in February 2019. Nicola studied Business in the LYIT and obtained a Diploma in Employment Law in 2016.

Nicola has experience working in many different industries and in particular Retail and Hospitality. She has over 10 years of Management and Human Resources experience.

Nicola is a very precise, conscientious and cooperative individual who organises and plans in such a way as to be ready for as many contingencies as possible that Clients may have.

In her free time Nicola enjoys reading, walking and spending time with family and friends.

Noel Heavey

HR Administrator

Noel joined Boyd HR In October 2019. Noel studied Computer Security and Digital Forensics in LYIT. Subsequently, he obtained a position in Office Administration in the Human Resources Department in LYIT. Noel is now an integral part of the Boyd HR team as HR Administrator and Technical Officer.

Noel has experience working in many different roles within the Hospitality industry, Customer Service experience in the Telecommunications industry and he also gained valuable experience in his time working for the Public Sector.

Noel is an organised, conscientious and driven professional. He is a highly-adaptable team player with a particular interest in IT Security and Computer Networking. Noel is analytical in his approach and enjoys giving attention to the fine details of his work. He is also currently undertaking a Diploma in Employment Law.

In his spare time, Noel enjoys spending time with friends, visiting the cinema, going on long walks and auto-detailing.

Margaret O’Donnell

Account Manager

Margaret has recently joined Boyd HR (February 2021)

She has worked in the field of HR for over 18 years, in various roles including Learning & Development, HR Policies, Executive Development, and as a HR Consultant. She has also worked in the area of employee wellbeing.

Margaret holds a Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland and is a Chartered Work Psychologist (C. Psychol. P.s.S.I). She enjoys working with businesses to provide value-added HR and providing support through people development initiatives and the staff wellbeing initiatives.

She is qualified in Psychometrics holding Level A and Level B qualifications from the British Psychological Society and has experience in particular of using Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and Emotional Intelligence (EQI. She holds a Diploma in Business, Executive and Personal Coaching from the Coach Institute of Ireland.

In her free time, Margaret enjoys running, cycling and reading.

Our Core Values


  • We support one another
  • We consult and reach consensus on key decisions
  • We trust and respect each other
  • We encourage honesty and the ability to speak freely

Employee Centred

  • Boyd HR is a family flexible organisation
  • We value and care for employee wellbeing
  • We foster a supportive work environment


  • We care for our clients’ companies as if they were our own – our clients’ success is our success
  • We work in collaboration with our clients
  • All of our dealings are ethical

Continuous Learning

  • We encourage innovation
  • We support personal and professional development
  • We strive to improve every aspect of our business
  • We have a culture of accountability