Shanyn is the founder of Start Up HR, a boutique consulting company that provides specialist and expert services to start up and high growth businesses across all aspects of HR; Engagement, Culture, Remuneration, Talent, D&I, Wellbeing and Performance. 

Prior to founding Start Up HR, Shanyn held the position of Global Human Resources Director of Afterpay Limited, where she was responsible for leading a team of talented HR professionals to create and implement all people related strategies across Australia, China, the U.S, Canada, and the UK.  During her time at Afterpay, as well as navigating the company and its employees through the COVID pandemic, the company  also experienced rapid growth, and grew from 400 employees in 4 countries to over 900 employees in 7 countries.  
Prior to Afterpay, Shanyn was a member of the start-up Executive team at Online Education Services (OES), where she created and scaled all HR strategies throughout fast growth (BRW's fastest growing business in Australia in 2014) to achieve and maintain Aon Hewitt Best Employer accreditation in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2017 OES was not only accredited for a fourth time, but were also named "Best of the Best". 
Shanyn holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science degree from LaTrobe University, a Graduate Diploma of Human Resources from Deakin University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Deakin University.  




Shanyn Payne
Chief People Officer