Michelle Kirk
HR Manager

Everything Michelle does is designed to make Reaction Engines a great place to work. And create an environment where we can make going beyond possible. She believes an engaged, happy, diverse team is a successful team. Thanks to her tireless efforts, that’s exactly what we are.

Michelle has worked in HR since 2013 and joined us in 2019. Her role at Reaction Engines involves all areas of HR, including deputising for our Head of HR. Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is a big focus of hers. Despite our employees believing we’re already a diverse and inclusive employer, Michelle is always looking for further improvements.

She helped form an employee engagement group to create and implement an EDI roadmap. Michelle’s proud of the work this group has done so far. Sharing their own stories to raise awareness and understand EDI challenges and opportunities for positive change. Our 2019 annual employee engagement survey also helped identify some improvement areas. Michelle believes we now provide employees with a structure that helps broaden their experience and progress their careers.

No day is the same. It’s a constant challenge to think differently to make the right decisions for employees’ wellbeing, engagement and development. She knows no challenge is too big for our people, and is inspired by the positivity, teamwork and commitment from every single person.

Michelle Kirk, HR Manager, smiling in headshot