A day in the life: Matthew Want, PA, Marcham Publishing

Matthew is the PA to Lucy Brazier, the CEO of Marcham Publishing which produces the amazing Executive Secretary Magazine. For any of us that have heard Lucy speak, we will know that Matthew is the person that keeps the wheels rolling at Executive Secretary Magazine while Lucy travels around the world promoting the industry. Matthew also has a key role in organising the Exec Sec Live events which take place in London, Dubai, South Africa and New Zealand. On top of all of that Matthew will be speaking at Assist Travel this September in London, more details can be found at the end of the blog post.  In other words, Matthew is one seriously busy PA… 

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A day in the life: Kitty Reigate, EA at Pizza Express

What are the main aspects of your role?

I am the Executive Assistant to Richard Hodgson, the CEO and Andy Pellington, CFO of PizzaExpress Ltd. I’ve been working with Richard and Andy for a short period of time, however since joining and working with them both I’ve learnt a lot about the business and our investors. This helps me understand how Richard and Andy are planning to grow the business and how I can deliver the right support in order to help them and their teams.

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A day in the life: Laura O’Malley, Team Lead and Executive PA, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

What are the main aspects of your role?

I provide PA support to the Director and Deputy Director of Operations and the Director of HR.  I am also the Team Lead for the Corporate PA Team, so I coordinate the teams work, ensure cover is arranged for annual leave, sickness etc. and line manage the two administrators and our reception staff.

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A day in the life: Katrina Wardell, EA at Dropbox

I’m originally from San Diego, California, but I have been living in Dublin, Ireland for the past six years. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Mills College in International Politics & Economics and a Master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin in International Development. Before Dropbox, I worked for a tech start-up and was the executive assistant (EA) to the CEO of an aircraft leasing firm.

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A day in the life: Bethany Fovargue, EA Data Interchange

I have recently changed roles, becoming EA to the Commercial Director at Data Interchange, where I have worked for four and a half years. My new role is exciting; I am supporting the Commercial Director, working on new projects for the business and in areas such as marketing and with our partners, so I have some new challenges ahead!

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