My career began five years ago when I moved from South Africa to pursue a career in London. This started with a 3 year position as an EA at Unwired Ventures Ltd, led by Philip Ross. Within five months into the EA role, to build out my events experience, I took on the Events Assistant / Conference Producer roles and delivered 5 global events per year, with the most notable being WORKTECH Berlin 2014 and FutuRetail 2014, both of which achieved more than 110% of target revenue, and broke new ground in audience engagement.
Leveraging this success I sought out an opportunity as Partner Marketing Executive at Condeco that would allow me to lead on more events in Europe and benefit a wider audience and company. After 9 months I was promoted to Events Manager & Executive Assistant to the MD of EMEA which in the following 2 years I became deeply embedded in the FM / workplace industry through being the Deputy Chair of WIFM within BIFM, the Communication Leader for YMF and the Young Leader Lead in programmed events for CoreNet UK. My enthusiasm in these roles, and the difference I am having, saw me being recognised as a Young Leader by Tomorrow Meets Today.
I have a passion for making a difference in people’s lives through being a powerhouse for a brand, and couldn’t refuse to join the Sodexo team in supporting the CEO of Healthcare in UK & Ireland to connect its 8,000 strong workforce through reinvigorating the internal communications strategy, repositiong our vision and mission statements and raising the profile of the CEO through social media. This current role is a key step in me achieving my goal of becoming a CEO of an organisation.