Meet Lucy Brazier

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As  CEO  of  Marcham  Publishing,  specialist  publishers  of  Executive  Secretary  Magazine  –  a  global  training magazine dedicated to the professional development needs of senior and aspiring administrative professionals  - Lucy works  with  the best trainers  of Executive Assistants  from  around the world to  deliver the most up to  date and current training in the market.

Her passion is for the Assistant role to be truly recognised as a career and not just a job. Her formidable training expertise and speaking style have given her opportunities to train, present and Chair in over 45 countries at hundreds of events.  This  has  created much  needed  discussions across the globe on how to professionalise the role. Lucy has also acted as a consultant on career progression, the future of the role and how Executives/ Assistants can best partner with each other, with some of the biggest companies in the world.

Lucy  has  a  unique  overview  of  the  role  and  where  it  is  heading.  With  access  to  the  most  forward  thinking, passionate  and  knowledgeable  trainers  in  the  world  as  well  as  personally  meeting  and  speaking  to  literally thousands of Assistants over the last seven years, Lucy’s knowledge of the market and what Assistants all over the world are facing on a day to day basis are second to none.

In March of 2018 Lucy received the IAM Honorary Fellowship for her outstanding work and contribution to the PA profession. In 2016 Lucy was awarded the YPA Special Award 'International Ambassador for the PA Profession' and  in  2015  the  ‘PA  Contributor  of  the  Year  Award’  by  Office*.  The  magazine  has  been  a  finalist  in  the  PPA Business  Magazine  of  the  Year  Award,  the  PPA  Media  Brand  of  the  Year  Award  and  the  PA-Assist  Members Awards.

Lucy runs a LinkedIn group for assistants which currently has over 45,000 international members and is followed on Twitter by over 12,000 Assistants who share information, network and learn. She also launched #adminchat in January  2012.  Hosted  by  a  different  world-class  trainer  every  week,  #adminchat  is  a  manifestation  of  Lucy’s commitment to providing the very best training to assistants all over the world  and has recently changed from a TweetChat into a free weekly webinar delivered via the Executive Secretary YouTube channel.

Lucy has been a Publisher and Events Organiser for over 30 years. Lucy has previously worked as a Publishing Director  for  Wilmington  PLC,  and  has  managed  a  team  based  in  Singapore,  New  York,  Germany  &  London responsible  for  13  magazines,  12  international  conferences,  awards,  trade  show attendance  and  marketing  for EMAP. Other companies worked for include The Times, The Independent, Centaur Communications and Glass's Guide.

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