Hoey is EA to Volans Founder John Elkington and our CEO Louise Kjellerup Roper. She is also the Office Manager. Her previous roles have primarily been EA to senior leaders in the advertising and media industries.
As you would expect of a top EA (and Hoey is definitely a top EA), she is highly organised, extremely discreet, and totally trustworthy. Bringing a ridiculous level of professionalism to Volans she will also be revamping our surroundings, ensuring all new graduates who join cannot replicate their messy bedrooms at our office. As probably your first point of contact with Volans either by phone, email or in-person please do greet her with a smile.
Q. What brought you here?
A. Intrigue and interest. I was very happy in my previous position, having worked for the same wonderful boss for over 15 years. Then out of the blue I received a call from a friend saying they know of a new role that would really suit me. And would challenge me. I am not a sustainability expert, not by a long way, but the opportunity to be part of something that is really making a difference was too good to turn down. And to be EA to Louise and John really appealed. At Volans I am constantly learning and loving every minute.
Q. Where is your centre of gravity: past, present or future?
A. Not in the past – so pleased they are knocking down Thamesmead. About time. I would love to know what the future holds, especially working for a company like Volans, where we are trying to ensure there is one for the next generation. But I am definitely living in the present. I cannot afford to waste a day as who really knows what tomorrow will bring.
Q. What are you grateful for?
A. My 8-year-old twin boys. Not always happy with them. Certainly, there are plenty of very grumpy Mum moments. But always always grateful.