Emma took on the role as Executive Assistant at Chester Zoo in January 2016, but has worked at the Zoo for a number of years in a variety of PA roles.
Emma began her career in 1997 after completing a NVQ Level III in Business Administration.Starting as an Office Junior at a local Security Systems firm, Emma was quickly promoted through the ranks into a Senior Administrator role. She then moved into the Financial Sector working for HSBC for 3 years.
Following that Emma moved into the Charity Sector when she joined Chester Zoo in 2004, firstly as Divisional Secretary, then as PA to the Finance Director. Emma is extremely proud to work in the Third Sector and is delighted to be part of the zoo world!
As Executive Assistant Emma supports the CEO and COO as well as the Chairman and the Board of Trustees (including various sub-committees). The role is extremely varied and rewarding, with the phase ‘never a dull moment’ used often.
Emma is a Co-founder of the Chester & North Wales PA Network, a cross sector informal network of EAs, PAs, VAs and admin professionals across the area. The network is still in its infancy but growing fast and Emma is thrilled to be part of it.
Although she works in England, Emma lives in Wales and is proud of her Welsh roots. When not at work Emma is a huge football supporter a regular visitor to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United. Emma and her husband Gareth both love to travel, with the USA a particular favourite. She also enjoys long walks in the Welsh countryside with her two dogs, Oscar and Sam (otherwise known as double trouble!).