I joined Maria’s team in April 2009 and work part-time as Maria’s admin support. My role includes preparing client and speaker contracts and raising invoices, liaising with speakers to update their profiles, mailshots, office administration and some client entertaining. I really enjoy working in the fast paced environment of the speaker business world.
I have two young children who are now both at school. Before having my children I worked as an Executive Assistant for large corporate companies such as:- KPMG (at Guildford and then Gatwick), Close Investment Management Limited (in London), Bullfrog Productions Ltd (a computer games studio now integrated with Electronic Arts, at Guildford) and KBC Advanced Technology Ltd (in Walton on Thames).
My past experience has involved organising management and Board meetings, including Board papers. During my time at Bullfrog Productions Ltd I had to organise and manage off-site meetings at home and abroad, including arranging external speakers to speak within a set budget. In effect, I was on the opposite end of the speaker search role and often had to deal with speaker bureaus.
I have known Maria as a friend since 1983, we were both young, of course! We both enjoy dancing and I introduced Maria to modern jive.