Originally from Melbourne, Australia and the daughter of two Yorkshire expats I’ve always dreamt of moving to the UK – my second home. After graduating with a Diploma in Visual Merchandising in Melbourne the need for travel took centrefold. I moved to the UK for the first time in 2009 and started my first full-time role as a receptionist in Gaucho Leeds.
I moved back to Melbourne after a year living abroad and started my professional career as a Business Development Manager and Subscriptions Coordinator at Niche Media where I was involved with the advertising and subscriptions management of four of their eight in-house publications. I was also heavily involved with an industry led annual event, ‘The IDEA awards’ (hosted by Niche Media), which showcases hundreds of architects and interior designers awarding them for their winning entries. It was here I gained valuable insight and interest into admin and events.
After six months at Niche Media, I jumped at the opportunity to work with Deloitte in their Global Employment Services team as a team and personal assistant to 50 team members and three partners. I gained valuable knowledge and skills within the PA and corporate events realm and then transitioned into Deloitte Consulting as a PA supporting two partners, a director, a manager and 26 national contractors. After 6+ years at Deloitte it was time for me to seek something more exciting – so I moved to London (again).
Within ten days of landing in the UK and after the very tiring long-haul flight, I secured a position assisting the CEO and Business Development Partner of The Omerta Group – a boutique Executive Search and Headhunting Practice within the finance industry in London City. This was the perfect introduction to London and the Exec Search world. As it was a maternity leave contract and it had come to an end, I went on the search for my next opportunity.
During the interview with Kathleen and Daren it became very apparent that The Lighthouse Company was something I wanted to be a part of. The energy and passion that TLC and their leaders have for their clients and candidates is something I was drawn to – they really care about people. I am proud and honoured to say I am Daren Rubins’ EA and a part of TLC’s family.
Outside of work, when I’m not indulging in all the amazing restaurants and ‘hot spots’ of London’s most ‘instagrammable’ food, I am travelling whenever possible to new countries (hoping to visit 30 countries before I’m 30). I also try my hand at any new creative skill possible: pottery, wood carving, sculpture, weaving and hoping to sign up for silversmithing this year too.