Amanda Hargreaves has over 18 years PA and EA experience, and is one of the co-founders of the Manchester PA Network, which was set up in July 2011 as a not-for-profit organisation to give EAs and PAs the opportunity to meet, network and develop long-term professional relationships. Since its inception, Amanda has been a driving force behind the continued growth and success of the Network which now boasts over 750 members.
Amanda has worked in a variety of PA and EA roles during her 18-year career, ranging from PA to the Managing Director of a small mortgage brokerage, EA to a team of equity partners at a large national corporate restructuring practice, and most recently Senior EA to the Board of Directors at PZ Cussons.
In a career spanning a quarter century, Jane has worked in a variety of roles, first in the court service and then as a legal PA. For the last 13 years, Jane has supported senior management in the People & Organisation regional team at PwC, a multi-national professional services firm.
A member of Manchester PA Network since its inception, and a former Network Ambassador award winner, Jane joined the ExCo in 2018.
Melanie Sheehy is one of the co-founders of Manchester PA Network which was founded in 2011 and started the Manchester PA Awards along with fellow Co-founder Amanda Hargreaves and Board member Holly Moore. She is also the EA to the Group CEO of a private equity backed company, Citation Ltd and is a Chapter Admin for the YPO Organisation. Melanie has over 20 years’ experience as a PA and EA where she has worked for companies such as AstraZeneca, Co-operative Bank and LateRooms.
Her passion is to support and mentor new PAs, to help them achieve the best of their ability.
Michaela has been a PA for over 15 years and worked in a variety of sectors over the years ranging from direct sales to football to property!
Michaela sees the PA role as being the ‘right hand woman’ to the most ambitious and demanding of Owners and CEO’s.
Understanding that their needs can change from one minute to the next and being adaptable to this is crucial to making a success of this role. (Michaela’s current role is EA to Gary Neville, Relentless Group)
Winning the Excellence Award at the Manchester PA of the Year Awards in 2016 was an extremely proud moment for her. Not only has winning the award enhanced her career but more importantly it has grown her confidence in her ability as a high-level PA.
Liz Taylor has been at the forefront of the events industry for over 35 years. Corporate occasions and private events, both large and small, all receiving her detailed, exciting and innovative style of events management. Liz’s clients include entertainment and business leaders, luxury brands, music icons, retail giants, sports superstars and even a Royal guest or two!
Liz is also an accomplished public speaker, media commentator, music manager and busy hospitality brand marketing consultant, with her company: Liz Taylor Consultancy. She sits on the Business and Enterprise Advisory Board at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and is a recipient of the Manchester Evening News Business of the Year Award and a Legend of Industry Award from Variety, the Children’s Charity.