Elizabeth Wakeling - National UK Chairman
Elizabeth is a Business Administration lecturer. She is Principal Tutor and Head of PA/Secretarial Studies at Beckenham College.
Elizabeth has extensive practical knowledge of both business and education environments. She has designed and delivered training programmes on a wide range of topics in the public and private sectors, including executive level training for administrative staff, career development and communication skills.
Prior to teaching Elizabeth worked as EA for an Artificial Intelligence company and as a bilingual PA for the CEO of an international company.
Elizabeth has a BA Hons in Education and is a qualified teacher and trainer. She is passionate about the role of the PA and her recent academic research explored “The Experience of the Male PA”.
Cristina Gee - London Region Chairman / Deputy National Chairman
Cristina is the Office Manager/PA to the Managing Partners at Growth Capital Partners based in London. She joined the business in 2000 having previously worked in senior PA positions within the financial sector in the City. Cristina has a BSc Hons in Environmental Science from Kings College, London University and a BSc Hons in Life Sciences from the Open University.
Cristina has been an active member of EUMA since joining in 2010 and was on the organising Committee for the 2013 Annual Conference in London. She believes the professional development of PAs is vital to enable them to work collaboratively with management.
Francisca Kozijn - National Treasurer
Francisca Kozijn is the Office Manager at Hudson Advisors UK Limited, an asset management company, based in London. She joined the business in 2014 having previously worked in office management, EA and other secretarial and administrative roles mainly within the legal industry. Originally from The Netherlands, Francisca relocated to the UK in 1997 and joined EUMA in 2015.
Francisca is bilingual and PRINCE2 qualified Office Manager/Administrator with extensive experience in supporting deadline driven projects that require tight operational and financial control with a high attention to detail.
Francisca is currently studying a BA Business and Management degree via the Open University. She is strong believer in personal growth and development and likes to encourage others.
Sheila Anderson - North West Team Leader
Sheila Anderson is the founding member of the North West region. Sheila joined European Association of Professional Secretaries (EAPS) the fore-runner to EUMA in 1989. In 1990 she formed the North West region, in 2010 she was voted EUMA UK PA of the Year, and continues to this day to be an active member.
Sheila's PA career spans 35 years with a multinational public transport company (buses and trains). Her roles include PA to Regional Managing Directors, PA to Group Board Directors culminating with the role of Staff Services Manager. She was responsible for the welfare of 1800 bus drivers for the London Olympics, Paralympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Sheila is currently enjoying semi-retirement whilst working as a Learning & Development Administrator for TransPennine Express trains.