I have worked as an Executive Assistant for many years at Board level, in both public and private international companies in the Netherlands, relocated to the UK in July 2005.more...I have worked as an Executive Assistant for many years at Board level, in both public and private international companies in the Netherlands, relocated to the UK in July 2005. Although born in the Netherlands, I am fluent in English and German as well my native Dutch.
I love challenges and have developed strong organisational and prioritisation skills from my 24 years as PA to executives and senior managers. I also have a strong "customer" focus and my networking ability is evidenced by the fact that I have recently been asked by the Institute for Qualified Professional Secretaries)to coordinate, promote and run the South West chapter of the organisation.
In all my previous executive assisants roles, my initiative, curiosity, flexibility and commitment have helped me develop professionally and I am very keen to move forward with my business. I am numerate and have excellent analytical skills - I believe that I am able to look at and understand systems and processes, look for delays and waste within a system and where possible apply the appropriate technology to help solve problems. I am also a believer in continuous professional education and a quick learner.
Area Covered: United Kingdom (virtual); South West region (personally)
Work Experience Summary: 24 years Executive Assistant experience at Executive and Board level in both public and private sector in and outside the UK.
Education Summary: Executive Assistant Training, Private Business College, The Netherlands
Degree in Archiving, The Netherlands
Women as a Leader training, The Netherlands
ILM, 1st Line Management training, UK
GCSE English, UK