Category: Company Ambassador
Five Words to describe Hayley Aguda
Proactive, People Person, Problem Solver, Efficient & Fun
Please tell us the key demands of your role?
I have been a PA at Deloitte for over 4 years, and feel proud to say I am part of a fantastic corporation, where I get to work with amazing people and every day I look forward to going to work. My day job involves being responsible for two partners (Richard and Katie) and 1 director (Sohail) as well a junior team within Corporate Finance. This includes extensive diary management, organising project logistics and running events for the partner’s clients.
I also wear a few other hats….. I am joint EA group coordinator for CF and manage a team of 12 EAs as well as the recruitment of new EA’s. I manage the social events for M&A and am considered the ‘go to girl’ for events. I mentor two junior EAS’s with their careers and I also manage a regional team in order to run our own in house Deloitte EA of the Year Awards with our supporting partner.
60% of my job role is event management, supporting (Richard) with the running of events for The PE Circle Community and Katie with the events for the Recruitment sector/Women in M&A. This year I have run 18 events to date including breakfast seminars, Wine tasting evenings, Football tournaments, Christmas Party, and exclusive VIP dinners.
It literally is non-stop with a fully packed calendar, this works for me as I thrive under pressure. But most importantly for me, every day my PA role is different, exciting and challenging and I love that!
Why do you believe that you should be shortlisted or, give us an example of when you have demonstrated the abilities attributed to your category?
I am the problem solver! I believe my job is to make sure that the partners lives are organised and run as smoothly as possible, freeing them up to do what they are good at, the business development and the deals. As well as my day job and side roles mentioned I do whatever is needed to accommodate with live projects and events no matter what the time.
I have also been known to courier keys to partners other halves and source and deliver last minute birthday presents for their children. Attend client pitches with an outfit change of top hat and suit so that the partner can go straight onto Ascot and even babysit they’re children.
Whatever the task, I go above and beyond for Richard, Katie and Sohail and no request is too big or impossible.
If you had one superpower for your role as a PA, what would it be?
Easy – I would be telepathic so that I could actually be one step ahead knowing what Katie and Richard want before they ask. Although I feel like I’m am 80% there already, would make life so much easier if I knew for definite - where do I sign up for this??