PAs, EAs and Executive Secretaries are more often than not, the right-hand people enabling their managers to see the right people at the right time, with the correct information. By honing your skills to encompass your organisation’s ethos, plans and objectives you can position yourself as a key partner within the management team. This panel session discusses the skills you need to become an influential team player and create a powerful partnership with your Executive.
- Nicky Christmas – Practically Perfect PA – Panel Chair
- Natalie Egan – Morgan McKinley
- Abigail Jones – GHD
PANEL MEMBER BIO:
Abigail Jones is a career Executive Assistant, winner of PA of the Year 2018, shortlisted for Outstanding Achievement, EA of The Year 2018, London PA of the Year 2017, PA of the Year 2016, with almost two decades’ of experience. She was featured on the cover of PA Life Magazine and is a regular contributor to it, and has also been featured on panel shows, articles, summits and workshops with the European Executive Assistant Conference, The Global PA Association, Practically Perfect, LCCI PA Club and SecsInTheCity. With three degrees in the Arts, she started her career working at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Museums, Christies and Sotheby’s auction houses and private art dealers. Abigail then moved into Healthcare, Charity, Law, Fashion/Luxury Retail (L’Oreal) and is currently the EA to the CEO of ghd. Abigail specialises in working at ‘C suite’ level, and is passionate about encouraging PA’s to get the most of out their careers, giving women and equal voice in the workplace, and developing skill sets to make the most of the role of Executive and Personal Assistant. She also provides coaching and mentoring to individual EAs and PAs and as well as corporate groups.