I am a professional qualified Personal Assistant with 38 years’ experience in the legal, publishing, diplomatic and financial sectors, having worked in Singapore, the US and London, UK.
I look back at my career with such pride at the progress I have made since I left school and started my first Junior Secretary role in Drew & Napier, a top law firm in Singapore, moving on to Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs with postings to Washington, DC and New York, The World Bank, MasterCard and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation – GIC London. My PA roles have exposed me to different levels of support with top lawyers, Managing Directors, Ambassadors, C-Suite and Board level executives in medium and large organizations.
I have a very strong work ethic, commitment, focus, tact, attention to detail and am a forward thinker. My exposure to various levels of support in different working cultures (Singapore, US and UK) make me very flexible and adaptable to new situations easily. My proudest moment in my career was receiving the GIC Exemplary Service Award in 2016 and being flown back to Singapore to receive it.
I chose to leave my ‘desk job’ of 38 years and become the owner and principal Virtual Assistant of Fusion VA. I want to use my acquired and varied skills, knowledge and experience over the years to support and enable individuals and companies requiring back-office assistance, ad-hoc project work, executive support and organizing your business lunches, dinners, offsites, big corporate events. I’m going to be doing you a huge favour so you, my client, will have the extra time to free yourself from additional on-going costs of a full-time employee and allow yourself to develop and concentrate on your business focus, the results of which will be very appealing in terms of your growing revenue.
Some of my hobbies include Zumba dance, keep fit classes at the gym and reading.
I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 80s in Singapore, Washington DC and New York, and later introduced her to the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation in London when I worked there. Elizabeth is resourceful, methodical, responsive and highly productive, and has a combination of a can-do attitude and a great sense of humour which proved helpful in many complex/high stress situations. Her multicultural and multinational experience and her work with senior people in the Singapore government have given her an understanding of how to approach sensitive issues with a commitment to excellence. In summary, Elizabeth’s combination of EQ and IQ and well-honed organisational skills make her a particularly outstanding and effective personal and office assistant. I would highly recommend Fusion VA.
I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Fusion VA. I have known Elizabeth for many years, as a colleague in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore. Elizabeth has always been highly motivated, conscientious and meticulous in her work as Personal Assistant to many senior diplomats. She is efficient in her work and sociable and empathetic in her interactions with colleagues. She is a good communicator and works well in a team. Ultimately, she gets the work done, in a quick, effective and pragmatic manner. Given her work experience in the Foreign Ministry and other Singapore government departments, I have no doubts that she will bring her long-standing commitment to excellence and professionalism to Fusion VA
I have worked with Liz over the last ten years at GIC in the Direct Private Equity team and when the Integrated Strategies team was in its infancy stages. She is a key team player who will move heaven and earth to make things work. She has very strong attention to detail and thinks several steps ahead of plans. It is a rarity to spot mistakes when the individual or team is managed by Liz. This is her unique DNA.
Liz has strong experience in working with very senior individuals and also in a team setting. She will be an asset to any team she joins. She has a strong grasp of IT and is a talented networker.