We are proud to announce the top 10 shortlisted individuals for the EA & PA category, sponsored by EPAA (Executive & Personal Assistant Association)
The individuals contained within the shortlist are now able to receive public votes of support. If you wish to show your support, please cast your vote below.
We look forward to welcoming all shortlisted nominees to our celebration drinks reception sponsored by Bloomberg on 17 May.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our judges for their time and to wish all nominees the very best of luck in the next round of judging.
We are proud to announce the top 10 shortlist for the EA & PA category, sponsored by EPAA (Executive & Personal Assistant Association)
These individuals will now be invited to celebrate their shortlisting alongside our sponsors, judges and guests at a celebratory reception sponsored by Bloomberg on 17 May 2016.
Judging will now begin to identify the final five winners for each category. Winners will be notified by 6 June 2016 and invited to celebrate at the winners party sponsored by Barclays on 30 June 2016.
Should you wish to cast a public vote of support for any of the individuals below, please vote on the right hand side of this page.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our amazing shortlisted nominees the very best of luck in the final stages of judging.
Amanda is Executive Assistant to the Executive Committee of PZ Cussons International and has primary responsibility for the CEO, CFO and HR Director. Amanda is incredibly proud of the fact that she is a co-founder of the Manchester PA Network (“MPAN”) www.manchesterpanetwork.co.uk. MPAN is a not-for-profit organisation founded in July 2011. MPAN was borne out of the founders' frustrations of there being no meaningful or beneficial network for PAs in the Manchester area and it has…Read More
PA to Senior Learning & Development Partner | The Royal Bank of Scotland Debra started her career in the hotel industry with Forte Hotels, taking up a variety of customer facing roles, before moving into Conference & Banqueting. In the years that followed, Debra moved to a corporate environment organising in-house corporate events before finally moving into event management with a number of organisations. In these roles, Debra was responsible for multiple global corporate events;…Read More
I’m Hannah, Executive Assistant to the MD of our Commercial business at RSA Group. My role is really varied; one day I’m writing a speech; the next I’m facilitating a Board meeting! I joined the RSA graduate programme in 2011, fresh-faced from Leeds University with a History of Art MA in hand. Since then, I’ve worked in underwriting, business development, leadership and marketing positions in the UK and mainland Europe. One of my proudest moments…Read More
I'm PA to 2 partners & 2 directors at PwC and have been in the role for over 8 years. I've been a PA for 20+ years but it's been during my time at PwC that I feel I've had the most impact and enjoyed my career. This was due to me taking myself out of my comfort zone, joining the Manchester PA network and having the confidence to build an external peer group. I enjoy…Read More
Welcome to my bio. Tooting your own horn can feel a bit awkward but when it comes to championing the PA/EA profession or being an advocate for fairness and equality I’m more than happy to wax lyrical. For me the pen is mightier than the sword and in 2014 I set up my own PA related blog. I have also guest blogged on subjects such as networking, speaking up, creating an internal PA forum, the…Read More
I am an award winning PA with over eight years’ experience, extremely passionate and ambitious, who champions the role as a truly fantastic career choice. It is a career that I enjoy and have turned it into an opportunity to be among the best in my field. An efficient and career-focused PA who believes passionately about providing the highest level of support to the Executive which assists in underpinning their strategic objectives and someone who…Read More
I am an Executive Assistant, or Fixer EA-xtraordinaire, with almost 20 years' experience with senior executives in large, international companies. I'm an advocate of work/life balance. As a former trainer and now one of nine EAs in a group of over 200 PAs (and that's just our London office) my role has grown into one of champion and mentor. I'm a Prestige member of the PA Club; I have been video-interviewed for a personal branding…Read More
From Mayfair to Kings' Cross, from South Ken to Blackfriars, from St James's to Marylebone via The Gold Coast and Sydney, I have supported, cajoled, enthused, managed, amused and developed others and, quite often, surprised myself. Always learning, seeking and sharing new initiatives, I like to bring a fresh twist to my expertise in team management. I encourage the unexpected, taking people out of their comfort zones and into a realm of possibilities. My favourite quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt: "Do the thing you think…Read More
Born in Wythenshawe; Manchester I left school at 16 and began working as an Office Junior. I progressed to the post of Telex; telephonist; typist before starting a family. After more than ten years at home raising five children in 1991 I returned to work in a very different environment, technology having advanced, from manual typewriter to computer. Although this role was initially a two week secretarial assignment, within one hour I was appointed permanently.…Read More
I am the Founder and Chair of the ACE Network (Assistant Community EMEA) at BlackRock, the world’s leading Asset Management Firm. Having worked in administration for over 20 years, I have a wealth of experience in supporting executives at every level as well as managing teams and offices. As Chair of ACE, I work with managers, HR and assistants to ‘raise the bar’ and elevate the role of the admin professional. The ACE Network provides…Read More
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