I am a very organised, dynamic, and enthusiastic House Manager (Ex Diplomatic Officer), possessing excellent interpersonal, business and project management skills, which are combined with natural leadership qualities working on my own or within a team environment. I have experience in managing the principalís lifestyle and hospitality and household have a large black book of contacts worldwide for this purpose.
I have been lucky to work with Buckingham/St James palace on many an occasion for state visits & HMís Government strategy surrounding the British Royal family and have a great array of contacts within. Having dealt with many Royal familyís worldwide I am well versed in different cultures and etiquette.
I have also managed budgets for both the civil service and UHNWIís I have been key in massive savings without affecting what is being delivered; this is typically achieved through my networks of contacts. In all of my positions I have been a key gatekeeper for my principals, managing intricate mail inboxes
In my last position, I managed 35 employees worldwide, and have full responsibility for weekly one to ones, appraisals, development and setting objectives. This also included recruitment responsibilities. Further to this in my previous position at the FCO, I interviewed potential Diplomatic Officer candidates who wish to work at the Foreign Office and sat on assessment centres to determine if candidates were suitable. Being PRINCE 2 qualified I also take on projects as and when required.
My current career experience and background have allowed me to liaise comfortably and professionally with high-level Government Officials and CEOís/UHNWI. In addition, I was DV (Top Secret) cleared to the highest government classification level and am very loyal, discreet and professional. Integrity and trustworthiness are critical in my day to day role.
I have a natural flair for forging new relationships and realise the importance of creating an excellent impression of the establishment that I represent, as well as the networking opportunities that present themselves through the public interface. I also have an extensive network of Government ministers, Luxury brands & UHNW individuals.