Sarah Ruffini

Sarah Ruffini

Category: Partnership & Media

Company: AXA Group Security

Five Words to describe Sarah Ruffini

Organised, driven, adaptable, people person, reliable

Please tell us the key demands of your role?

The key demands of my role are managing very complex diaries, coordinating lots of international business trips and having strong time management skills.

Our team is global and trying to arrange meetings that not only take into consideration busy diaries but also numerous time zones can sometimes be a challenge.

I need to ensure that, not only is my boss in the right place at the right time but that his time is being used most effectively wherever he may be.

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 enjoy and take pride in my job, I give my best in whatever I do and I am confident this comes across in my work.

In the 18 months that I have been at AXA I have worked hard to build very good relationships with my team and will always endeavour to make things as seamless as possible for them. I am pro-active and try to pre-empt issues so that the impact onto the team is minimal.

As well as the traditional PA duties, I have enjoyed widening my scope to include projects like our recent office move, corporate responsibility duties and arranging informal events. I like to go the extra mile and be seen at the ‘backbone’ of my team.

If you had one superpower for your role as a PA, what would it be?

Time travel, or if Hermione Granger's time turner counts as a superpower I would love to have that!