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2023 Speakers


Kirsi Swinton

Kirsi Swinton

Office of the MD UKIMEA & Executive Support, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Kirsi began her career as an assistant in 2008, working in numerous firms including Alfred Dunhill and Fortnum & Mason. In 2016, having laid her career's foundations in luxury hospitality, events and sales management, front-of-house management, and project planning, Kirsi launched her career as a corporate admin assistant at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Since then roles have included UKI Sales Programme Manager and most recently being promoted to Office of the MD role where she drives the engagement with key functions on behalf of Managing Director to ensure effective execution, compliance, as well as positive employee and customer engagement.

Kirsi is passionate about Business Psychology and applies her learnings and skills to her day-to-day role driving engagement on all levels. Kirsi is an advocate for change in the EA/PA industry and looks to play an active role by creating opportunities for growth and self-development within HPE and the wider administrative landscape.

In 2020 Kirsi won PA Life’s PA of The Year award marking her achievements and input to the industry. Kirsi founded HPE UKI internal Assistants Network in 2018. This proactive platform is to support the company's administrative staff to share learnings, develop skills across the community, and create platforms to engage with external speakers from the industry and beyond.

Kirsi is also a professional actor and enjoys using the skills from both professions to grow her career and support the evolvement of support industries.