We are delighted to be joined by Cathy Harris for Septembers book club! Cathy's book is 'Creating an Internal Assistant Network'
Cathy Harris is an Executive Assistant to the CEO of Discovery Invest and has been with Discovery for over 18 years. She has almost 40 years’
experience in the Executive PA profession, having commenced her career as an Office professional way back in 1980. With a Diploma in Accounting, and certificates in various secretarial disciplines, Cathy’s experience and expertise in the administrative profession has gained her international recognition. Nominated South Africa’s National Secretary of the Year for 2006/2007, Cathy used the opportunity to continue her involvement with various Secretarial initiatives including mentorship, training initiatives within her organization, training and facilitating nationally and globally, and is recognized as the expert in creating internal networks for PA’s and assistants within their organizations.
Cathy is the founder and Director of the Platinum Assistant Network – South Africa; a registered not for gain, Assistants network aimed at providing resources and training initiatives to both local and international assistants. For ten years, Cathy headed up the Office Professionals of South Africa (OPSA) National Awards and initiated and formulated all the assignments required for the South African certification designations. She is the past President of the OPSA Leadership Institute, and also held the position of Director of OPSA before pursuing her own dream of creating the Platinum Assistant Network – South Africa. www.platinumassistsa.org.za