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The PA Show ExCeL 2023



The Strategic Shift: Executive Assistant vs Chief of Staff

02 Mar 2023
Keynote Theatre

What’s the difference between a high performing C-Suite Executive Assistant and a Chief of Staff? Is it possible to make the shift?

The Chief of Staff role, until recently, has not been all that prevalent in the UK. Over the past couple of years however, there has been a rise in the number of companies employing people into this role and as such gaining invaluable members of staff. With many Executive Assistants looking for the next step in their career, could the Chief of Staff role be filling that gap?

The role is difficult to define; every organisation is different, and every CEO has differing expectations for their company. No two briefs for this position are the same and getting the right person to fit in the right position is no mean feat.

Following a sell-out Strategic PA Network event held at One Aldwych, London, it was clear from the questions asked, conversations that followed and feedback received from the session, that there is a real appetite for discussion around this topic.

Directors of Strategic PA Network, Sarah Howson and Marianne Whitlock, will be joined by an esteemed panel of business professionals, discussing:

  • What does it mean to be a Chief of Staff?
  • Can an Executive Assistant make the leap to become a Chief of Staff?
  • Do you need specific qualifications to become a Chief of Staff?
  • Is there a disconnect between the titles and remuneration of an Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff?