Company Secretary of the Manchester PA Network
I’ve been an admin support professional in one form or another for over 25 years. Having started my career as an administrative assistant in the Court Service, I then moved into legal secretarial work. After several years as a legal PA and secretarial team leader, I was looking for a change of direction and a new challenge so joined PwC.
I support 2 partners & 2 directors in the People & Organisation team in the Manchester office. As well as the usual diary and stakeholder management, my responsibilities include client event management for P&O industry seminars & dinners. My proudest achievement this year, so far, is being on the steering group of the #ThisIsMeNW initiative, whose objective is two-fold – firstly, to raise awareness and start to change attitudes towards mental health across the North West, and secondly, to secure engagement and collaboration from major employers across the North West business community.
I’m a Fellow of EPAA and an enthusiastic member of the Manchester PA Network. I’m very proud to have been a member of the Network since it launched in 2011 and won the Network Ambassador category in 2015 & 2017. In 2017 I was also one of the winners of the Rising Star Award by We Are The City, in the EA/PA Category. Along with Tracey Williams, Debbie Grimshaw & Emma Glyn-Jones, I organise & host the New Members events on behalf of the Network.
Although I’m an avid networker, outside work I’m essentially a homebody and enjoy spending time with my partner Paul, large extended family, friends & my two dogs, Elli & Murphy. I love both cooking at home and visiting the new openings on the Manchester restaurant scene.
I’m committed to helping the Network hit their fundraising target of £100,000 by 2020 for The Christie charity. After completing a firewalk last year, my next challenge for 2018 is a tandem skydive in September.