Yvonne Darling

Yvonne Darling | Colt Technology Services

I am Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer at Colt Technology Services in London, a company that I joined in 2003. With 20 years’ experience in the technology industry and a career that has spanned almost three decades, I have seen the role of assistant change significantly in terms of remit. I have also lived through several technological revolutions redefining the way my colleagues and I work. This is something especially present at Colt as a technology company that strives to be at the forefront of digital evolution.

I’ve worked with CEO Carl Grivner for nearly 2 years and he actually chose me for the role – I was working in a different position at the time. The interview was as much about me interviewing him as him interviewing me. He recognised a mutual respect we have for each other, which was realised in 2017 when he penned a nomination for me for London Networking PA of the Year – which I won! Carl visibly empowers me in my role, taking care not to see me sidelined by the Chief of Staff. As a result the Chief of Staff and I complement each other as his two main supporters.