Meet the Graphite Team

At Graphite HRM, we guide business owners, senior managers, and HR personnel through complex employment law challenges such as grievance and redundancy processes. 

Our team consists of expert HR consultants who have years of experience working in various sectors. With our team on your side, you can be sure we’re doing all we can to make the running of your business as stress-free as possible.

Kelsey Lakes

HR Consultant

Kelsey Lakes is an HR Consultant with Graphite HRM. Kelsey’s educational background includes studying Human Resource Management at the National college of Ireland, as well as being CIPD qualified.

Previously, Kelsey worked as an employment law consultant at Peninsula, where she specialised in employment law compliance. She also has a decade of experience in retail management and overseeing the HR department, including personnel management, interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring/coaching, and evaluating employee performance.

Kelsey currently provides training to clients on a variety of HR topics and leads formal processes including workplace investigations, with experience in all aspects of an employee’s lifecycle.

Aneta Trzeciak

HR Consultant

Aneta Trzeciak joined Graphite HRM in 2023 as an HR Consultant. Aneta holds a Master’s degree in Political Science, as well as an Employment Law Cert NFQ 7 from Dundalk Institute of Technology and CIPD’s People’s Practice Certificate from Dorset College Dublin.

Previously, Aneta worked as a senior employment law advisor at Peninsula. Here, she provided expert guidance to clients on best-practice HR processes and gave advice to help ensure compliance with current legislation, as well as providing support with commercial options. Aneta also has years of experience as a branch manager and in in customer service and retail.

Aneta has experience dealing with areas of HR including employee relations, workplace investigations, disciplinary and grievance procedures, employee training, and more. 

Marian Whelan

HR Consultant

Graphite HR Consultant Marian Whelan began her career in HR within the construction sector where she interned during her college years. She later moved into the IT sector where she gained experience in different HR positions, moving from a HR Administrator up to a more senior position of HR Business Partner. During her time in this industry, she undertook a Master’s degree in HRM developing on her existing skills and knowledge and achieving her CIPD qualification.

Stephen McCabe

HR Consultant

Stephen McCabe joined Graphite HRM in July 2023 as a HR Consultant. Stephen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dublin Business School, a CIPD diploma from National College of Ireland, and a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Stephen has 8 years experience in HR, starting as administrator and working his way up to, most recently, HR Manager for one of Ireland’s best known FMCG brands. In that time, he has contributed to a wide range of industries including healthcare, engineering, FMCG and financial services.

Stephen has experience dealing with all areas of HR including recruitment, culture, employee wellbeing, contracts and compliance, performance management, training, grievances, workplace investigations, and disciplinary procedures.

Get in touch with one of our consultants

Whatever issue you’re faced with, whether it’s having to conduct a redundancy process, handling employee conduct, or having to change the terms and conditions of an employee’s contract of employment, we can help.

Get in touch with one of our consultants today so we can resolve your issue the Graphite way.