The Team

Our team combines the best of decades of experience in payroll and personnel management within the maritime industry with the most up-to-date knowledge of the fast-moving environment of global business and global employment regulation.

At Voyonic our team continues to grow and develop, while maintaining the standards and quality of service that have brought the company this far. Voyonic genuinely believes that our people are our most valuable asset.


Chief Executive

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After a career at sea which began in 1974, serving onboard a variety of oil tankers and offshore support vessels and attaining the rank of Master, Neil came ashore in 1992 to work in the operations team at OIL Limited.

Following a period as Marine Operations Manager Neil moved into Personnel Management. The team he managed in Aberdeen was responsible for a global workforce, operating in areas such as Europe, South America, S E Asia and Africa. This is when Neil recognised the full benefits of global employment arrangements.

Neil has worked in the global employment sector since 2001. He was appointed as Chief Executive in 2008.

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Group Director

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Donna joined Voyonic Crewing Limited in 2007 as Payroll and Personnel Manager bringing with her several years’ experience in payroll and employment services.

Donna began her career in Aberdeen working in payroll in the Oil and Gas industry before moving to Guernsey over 25 years ago where she continued to develop her career working in the offshore employment services sector.

The move to, the then fledgling business, Voyonic enabled Donna to utilise all her experience and contribute significantly to the development of the Company leading to her appointment to the Board of Directors in 2015.

Donna’s role on the Board, in addition to statutory duties, is to ensure that Voyonic has sufficient resources both in terms of infrastructure and people, to maintain the high standards of service for which the Company is known.

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Non-Executive Director

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John trained as a Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy and served with several well known British Shipping companies before coming ashore after a decade at sea to work for Ben Line in Edinburgh in 1969.

In 1971 he qualified as a shipbroker and became a Partner in a Glasgow based ship brokers office.

In 1989 John moved to Guernsey where, in 1992, he became Managing Director of a global employment company – a position he maintained until taking early retirement in 2001. John has many contacts with both British and overseas based shipping companies and has a wide knowledge of the shipping industry in general and global employment in particular.

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Operations Director

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As Operations Director Lorrane is responsible for the HR & Payroll department within the Company, a role to which she brings many years’ experience in HR and payroll.

Lorrane was trained in management by a major multi-national food and beverage retailer.

After moving to Guernsey, Lorrane joined an employment services company where her talents and experience were quickly recognised, and she soon assumed the role of Payroll and Personnel Supervisor.

Lorrane joined us in 2008 as HR & Payroll Manager. And was promoted to Senior HR & Payroll Manager in April 2017 and joined the Board of Directors in October 2019.

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Resources Director

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Becky joined Voyonic in 2009 and in her current position of Resources Director, with the support of Alex, Sam and Lara manages the internal day-to-day resources activities within Voyonic.

Becky is also responsible for the smooth interaction between the operational departments of Voyonic group businesses and the Directors.

Becky previously worked for Select Service Partner Airport & Marine, food and beverage operators for P&O Ferries. Becky then acquired a role with the Ministry of Defence where she developed her knowledge and skills, in HR and Payroll processes, whilst responsible for staff in the Diving branch of the Royal Navy.

Becky was appointed to the Board of Directors in October 2019.

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Senior HR & Payroll Manager

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Jenny joined Voyonic in December 2015 as a HR & Payroll Administrator and worked closely with our super yacht clients.

Upon returning from Maternity Leave with the support of Voyonic, Jenny qualified in her CIPP Payroll Technician Qualification in March 2018.

Jenny now deals mainly with our clients in the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry. Jenny was appointed Deputy HR & Payroll Manager in April 2019 due to her ability and knowledge she brings to all the team in the HR & Payroll Department. Jenny’s day to day duties involve a variety of tasks and offers support to Lorrane. Jenny was further promoted to Senior HR & Payroll Manager in 2021 in recognition of her dedication to her role.

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HR & Payroll Manager

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Gowain joined Voyonic in August 2012 providing HR and payroll services to our yacht clients. Which has now grown to over 240 Super Yachts.

Gowain was initially promoted to Senior Administrator recognising his experience and knowledge. That knowledge and experience has been further recognised and Gowain moved into a new role as HR & Payroll Team Supervisor. Gowain will be the first point of contact for most client queries.

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Office Manager

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Alex was promoted to Senior Resources Administrator in October 2018 and works closely with Becky in overseeing the internal day-to-day resources activities within the Voyonic Group.

Alex also fulfils the role of primary contact in relation to IT related queries.

Alex joined Voyonic in January 2016, as a Business Support Administrator. Alex had previously obtained the CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resource Practice and with the support of Voyonic has since completed the CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management.

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Systems Accreditation Officer

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Sarah-Jane joined the Voyonic group in 2012. She has many years experience in both quality management and systems as well as project management.

She oversees all Voyonic’s accreditations to ensure the Group is meeting all external and internal requirements as well as considering and encouraging ways in which we can continually improve our processes and outputs.

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Senior HR & Payroll Administrator

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Esme had over 15 years’ experience in HR and payroll prior to joining Voyonic in January 2014.

Esme works predominantly in our cruise and luxury yachts sections, managing the HR and payroll
service for those clients.

Esme was recently promoted to Senior Administrator in acknowledgement of the level of knowledge available to the team.

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Senior HR & Payroll Administrator

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Steph joined Voyonic in April 2009, with many years of experience in Global employment
as Senior HR & Payroll Administrator. Steph predominately overseas those employed within the Oil and Gas industry.

Steph brings a vast amount of knowledge and dedication to the team.

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