The Committee


Janine Peel - Operations Manager - BDO

Janine's Biography

 I am currently the Operations Manager for BDO Birmingham, having worked with them for nearly 17 years, working my way up from PA, Senior PA and now Operations Manager, working predominately within Corporate Finance.

As Operations Manager, I am responsible for managing strategy, operations, facilities, property, processes and the Business Continuity plan for the Birmingham office.  I also head up the business support and operations team, making sure the office operates efficiently and is client focused, development of staff and service providers and introduce standards, practises and processes necessary to achieve objectives whilst managing implementation and change.

I have been part of a number of PA forums over the years, which I really struggled with, and I can honestly say the BIRMINGHAM PA FORUM has been one of the most supportive and enjoyable networking / learning groups.    I have made some great friends/acquaintances, from all industries, who I am not afraid to ask for guidance/advice, which has been a huge benefit from this group.    The BIRMINGHAM PA FORUM, not only provides excellent networking opportunities but educational in areas that are relevant/ important to our roles, which for me is a bonus and keeps me up to date with initiatives I would potentially not get to see.

Jane Waight - Personal Assistant - Space 2

Jane's Biography

Being part of the Birmingham PA Forum has been a great experience for me.  It has given me the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge, sharing best practice with like-minded people from a range of business sectors locally to me.

As a member of the committee, I feel very proud of what the Forum has achieved, and how we are raising the profile of the PA in our region – the Birmingham PA Awards in July this year demonstrated this superbly. The Forum is the perfect way to build strong business relationships, and develop new friendships, in a relaxed environment, whilst benefiting from a wealth of experience from both its members and speakers.

Helen Birch - Executive Personal Assistant - Paragon

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#Education Committee

Lisa Neath - Executive Personal Assistant - Sulzer

I am very proud to be a member of the Birmingham PA Forum Committee working alongside a highly accomplished team to support the professional PA, EA & VA’s that make a positive difference within companies across the Midlands.  Having accomplished over 15 years EA/Manager experience within Blue Chip companies and achieving CMI Chartered Manager status I understand the high value and importance the positions bring to businesses and members are deservedly recognised with the highly acclaimed successful annual Birmingham PA Awards event.   The Education L&D Committee focuses on PA, EA & VA’s being kept up-to-date with the latest developments in the field having unique links to provide key inspirational industry specialists to support  them on their learning and career journey at our 1st L&D Conference taking place in February 2019.  I look forward to welcoming you to the Conference and to the Forum on one of the numerous social networking events that take place throughout the year.

Michelle Rafferty - Executive Assistant - Wesleyan

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Alison Parker - Personal Assistant - Wesleyan

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Fiona Boyd - Executive Assistant - J.W Hinks

Joined JW Hinks in 2015, where I provide strategic support to senior partners and oversee the administrative function.  JW Hinks is a long established independent firm of chartered accountants in Edgbaston providing tailored accountancy and business advisory services since 1896.

I have extensive cross-industry experience including the banking industry, chartered surveyors as well as the agricultural industry.  I worked over 8 years in the public sector building and developing a Teaching School brand, working closely with primary and secondary schools as well as universities to provide an outstanding training programme, supporting newly qualified teachers and developing a network for succession into middle and senior leadership.  I have been a Governor and providing clerking services to the local authority and the education community.

I am passionate about working with the Education committee to share skills and knowledge, creating new opportunities and connections for all our members to develop and expand into new areas.

Kam Sangha - Senior L&D Assistant - Mills & Reeve

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Caroline Millichamp - Virtual Assistant - Mini U Services

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Anabela Ferreira - Head of New Enterprises - Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

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