Kelly Brooks

Executive Assistant to CEO & Office Manager

Kelly Brooks

Who are you and what is your purpose?

I’m Executive Assistant to our CEO, Charmaine, and Office Manager for the entire business. My purpose is to help streamline and manage many of the day-to-day operational and administrative tasks for Charmaine, enabling her and the leadership team to focus on the growth and success of the business. I’m here to help and make everything that little bit smoother and more efficient for the entire business.

What has been your greatest achievement (personal or professional)?

I’m proud of so many things I’ve achieved, from running the London marathon to living abroad, but my greatest personal achievement to date has been becoming a mother and watching my little boy grow up. Professionally, winning PA of the Year was a hugely proud moment for me.

What advice would you give other leaders out there?

Lead with empathy and never stop learning from others around you, including your team. We’re never the finished article.

Who inspires you? And why?

I have been hugely inspired by Glennon Doyle and Brené Brown; for opening the dialogue and conversation around vulnerability, which makes us more human than anything else. I’m also hugely inspired by Marcus Rashford, who is using his voice and platform for so much good and inspiring a generation, including my little boy. And of course, I’m inspired by my mum, who has never lost her huge heart regardless of the challenges she’s faced, her resilience and empathy are something I am always inspired by and aim to show daily.

Favourite Food

I love all Thai food but Pad Thai is my absolute favourite. 

What’s your leadership superpower?

I am the organisation queen!