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  • PA Diaries: Melissa Hume, PA at First State Investments

    With 22 years of experience as a top Personal Assistant, we can all find a mentor in Melissa Hume.  Currently the PA to the Chief Investment Officer of First State Investments, a global asset management business with experience across a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors, we speak to Melissa about her current role, the reality of working in…
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    PA Diaries: Abigail Jones EA to CEO, ghd

    Abigail Jones, mentor, coach and currently Executive Assistant to the CEO at renowned beauty brand, ghd. There aren’t many people in life you meet who hold your full attention from the moment they walk into the room to the moment they leave and true advocates of the PA profession are very few and far between. With Abigail, after just one…
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    PA Diaries: Seema Shah, EA at Sportech

    Seema Shah, EA at Sportech, proud Mum of a thirteen year old, PA of the Year in 2011 with Executive Secretary Magazine, finalist with SecsInTheCity as Social Media PA of the Year in 2012 and all around superwoman. If there is one thing we can all learn from Seema is the ability to go above and beyond your job description…
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    PA Diaries: Daisy Cochrane, PA to CEO at Oktra

    When you ask most people what being a PA means, you would be hard pushed to find someone who answers that question in the same way Daisy Cochrane does. As the PA to the CEO and Senior Leadership team at Oktra, Daisy is everything that I aspired to be when I was a newbie Assistant  11 years ago – driven,…
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    PA Diaries: Kathryn Wolstenholme, EA at MOO

    After many conversations during The Assistant Room networking events, more glasses of wine than we can count and multiple emails spanning 6 months, it’s a sunny Monday morning in July when Kathryn Wolstenholme and I finally manage to settle down to chat through her incredible career as an EA. With an infectious smile and one of the warmest personalities in…
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    PA Diaries: Kelly Gethin, Amazon

    It’s the end of a long and rainy day in London and Kelly Gethin and I have finally managed to sit down and have the conversation you are about to read after almost a year of planning. I initially reached out to Kelly in 2017 while she was living and working in Bedfordshire as she was preparing to take the…
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