Meet the Team:

Melody Port

Melody Port

HR Director

Shipleys LLP
10 Orange Street

Shipleys LLP
5 Godalming Business Centre
Woolsack Way
Godalming, Surrey

Work and clients

Melody supports Shipleys and many of the firm’s clients in her HR capacity covering all elements of Human Resources and Organisational Development. Melody is based in both London and Godalming offices, and manages the HR team at Shipleys. With the ever changing landscape of employment law she works closely with clients to ensure that they remain compliant in relation to employment legislation and health and safety, dealing with day-to-day HR issues, and everything encompassed within the HR function.

The route to Shipleys

Melody has a business degree from the University of Birmingham and then gained Chartered Member status from the Institute of Personnel and Development. Originally starting her career in an operational capacity before specialising in HR, Melody has worked as an HR generalist and specialist as well as working on HR strategy, organisational culture and complex legal issues. She has experienced working for organisations and clients internationally within different industries including tech & digital, retail, film and transport.


Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Association Project Managers

What I like about my job

I enjoy seeing how HR can support business objectives through people as well as problem solving, and I must admit as rare as this is, I do enjoy the legal aspects of my role. My role also encompasses a lot of variety - I can be managing a large project one minute then getting involved in employee relations or working on organisational design another.

Interests outside work

Film, Chinese cookery, kettlebells and visiting any holiday destination in the sun.