Our History

EPAA was founded by multi-award winning Executive Assistant, Victoria Wratten (nee Darragh).

The Association was officially registered in December 2014, with an event launch in January 2016 at The Bloomsbury Hotel, London.

A group of Executive and Personal Assistants from across the UK came together on more than one occasion during 2014 and 2015 to shape EPAA, for today and the future of the profession. Lengthy discussions ensued, as we proceeded on a journey that produced some of the most extraordinary work and ideas our profession has ever seen!

We give thanks to the Executive and Personal Assistants, who took part in our original focus groups and also provided feedback via phone, email, social media and various meetings over the 18 months leading up to the launch of EPAA. 

The groups of Assistants we worked with showed extraordinary commitment and dedication to the creation of EPAA which we know will be felt by generations of Assistants to come.


First Focus Group – November 2014

Group History Photo

Photo Names from left to right, back to front

Catherine Butler, Bethany Fovargue, Yvonne Darling, Dalya Perry-Bernstein, Laura Ahmed, Alison Boler, Sam Herridge, Gill Quirk, Katie McEwan, Jamila Juma-Ware, Alison Hare, Amanda Reid, Vanessa Hernandez-Grey, Victoria Darragh, Jackie Barry, Emma Kernan-Staines, Leeanne Graham

EPAA Launch Event – January 2016





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