My Story So Far…

Following 10 years of commencing my career in the heart of the City of London, we settled in Australia in 1984. My working career has included Secretary to a partner at Ward Keller (Solicitors), Fundraising and Marketing Manager at the Guide Dogs Association of SA & NT and Executive Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Palmerston

In 2012, I was appointed Personal Assistant to the Hon John Elferink MLA, Attorney General of the Northern Territory Government and following the general election in August 2016, assisted in the office of the Leader of the Opposition for a few months. I am married and have two children and three grandchildren. After over 45 years building a career, I am now concentrating on my home-based business and as a Virtual Assistant I can be anywhere and still have the flexibility of family life.

Virtually Linda was established in 2012 and building on my extensive experience, knowledge and skills, I am continuing to offer my clients the same quality output in a timely manner as provided during my career.

Some of my skills are mentioned below and some Clients and respected friends in my life have also provided testimonials, to whom I am very grateful.

I look forward to doing business with you to our mutual benefit.

KEY STRENGTHS & SKILLS

  • Over 45 years of administrative experience in both public and private sector
  • Strong ability to identify weaknesses within processes and develop effective solutions
  • Extensive experience volunteering on community committees and understanding Constitutions and other Governance through local legislation
  • Extensive experience in managing projects from review through to execution
  • An ability to liaise, negotiate and achieve good outcomes
  • Excellent communication and client relations
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, Access, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Dictaphone and speed-writing experience
  • Transcribing from Express Scribe

Professional Development

  • Certificate IV in Business Frontline Management
  • Diploma in Business Frontline Management

Current Professional Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP) – former Director of the National Board as President of the NT Division for four years and various roles on the Committee of Management since that time
  • Member of VA Directory
  • Member of A Clayton’s Secretary

Past Professional Memberships

  • Business & Professional Women (BPW Darwin) – (former President and committee member)
  • Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)