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    Bonny Howarth Address: 13 Ambon Street, Ashburton Vic 3147

    Mobile: (+61) 421-170-061

    E-mail: Bonny@louix.org

    Key Skill Areas

    Relationship building including assisting developing teams to become well connected, coordination of management

    teams, and a strong rapport with staff and clients at all levels

    Clear verbal and written communication including writing and editing professional pieces, meeting minutes, clear

    action items, and effective internal communications

    Event management including meeting/workshop coordination and facilitation

    High efficiency with keeping myself and others on track; ensuring productivity and focus on delivery are maintained

    in a busy environment

    A high level of empathy, intuition, and emotional awareness when dealing with people

    Skills in the area of wellness: Facilitation of guided relaxation classes, breathing techniques, and music

    Employment History

    Engenco Limited Corporate Office, Engineering January 2015 current

    Executive Assistant to Managing Director / Office Manager : 1:1 assistance to Managing Director and coordination of

    the Melbourne office

    Key responsibilities:

    Executive Assistant: Heavy diary management and forward planning, domestic and international travel

    coordination, working with the Senior Management Group, liaising with MDs direct reports, liaising with the Board

    of Directors, minute taking, administrative tasks as required

    Office Manager: Travel management client contact, managing properties and leases, coordination of HSE and

    Diversity committees within the Melbourne office, overseeing internal communications including compiling and

    editing the bi-monthly internal publication, ASX related duties, reconciling credit cards and expenses, ad hoc office

    duties

    Key achievement:

    Convincing the MD to work on leadership development within the management group and sourcing a good

    consultant to work with the personalities involved, resulting in the beginnings of a more cohesive and leadership

    focused management group

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    Golder Associates Environmental Engineering November 2010 to November 2014

    Personal Assistant: to State Manager (1:1), National Discipline Manager (1:1), and National Senior Management Group (5

    State Managers, 7 Sector Managers)

    Office Coordinator: Overseeing the high level running of the Melbourne office (300 people) with the Victorian State

    Manager. Coordinating internal communications and addressing issues within the office, working with the local management

    team, and assisting with client development initiatives.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Assisting a team of senior managers based across Australia to become an efficient and connected team, as well as

    holding them accountable to actions and deadlines

    One on one assistance: Diary management, inbox management, prioritising and taking on some of my managers

    tasks, travel coordination, meeting agendas and minutes, and ad hoc administrative tasks

    Internal communications within the Melbourne office: Coordinating monthly State Updates, Business Development

    Snapshots, and general office communications from the State Manager

    Coordinating internal events, client events, staff training workshops, and management meetings

    Facilitating Leadership Development Workshops on Emotional Intelligence and Preferred Working Styles to junior

    level staff nationally

    Stakeholder management with Principals and Associates, general staff, and clients

    Assisting with local business development: Client intel, BD Committee meetings, preparing documentation and

    presentations, working with the CRM database, and arranging client meetings

    Designing and maintaining a new Office Collaborative Workspace

    Key Achievements:

    Assisting the Senior Management Team, a newly formed team of managers based across Australia to quickly

    become an effective team by running regular online meetings with both tight and free form agendas, attending their

    quarterly face to face meetings, tracking their action items and holding them accountable, checking in with them on

    an individual basis, creating a collaborative workspace for confidentiality and consistency of information,

    implementing smaller working groups for large action items, and introducing authentic conversations and round

    table personal check-ins at meetings

    Co-creating then facilitating a 2.5 hour leadership development workshop on self-awareness and personal working

    styles for junior level staff within the Melbourne office. After this workshop received positive feedback in Melbourne,

    we then successfully rolled it out in our Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane offices

    Streamlining of all internal communications within the Melbourne office by seeking feedback from a selection of

    staff at all levels then using monthly full office meetings (video recorded), targeted e-mail updates on finances,

    business development, and HSE, and doing away with superfluous e-mail traffic

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    Australia Post July 2010 November 2010

    Personal Assistant to Head of Facilities Management (1:1)

    (Contract role)

    Key responsibilities:

    General PA duties including inbox management, diary management, meeting agendas and minutes, coordinating

    meetings

    Contract proofing and proposal preparation

    Liaising with the facilities company contracted by Australia Post and other external cliental

    Key achievement:

    Establishing trust and buy-in from stakeholders and management within a very short time, allowing me to offer a

    higher level of assistance than normally invited during a temp contract

    Fulton Hogan Civil Engineering February 2010 July 2010

    Integration Team Assistant / Office Move Coordinator (assisting project manager, 6 seniors and 2 seconded external

    consultants. (Contract role)

    Key responsibilities:

    PA duties to a team of 10 project managers during the amalgamation of Fulton Hogan and PRS:

    Travel bookings, itineraries, workshop and meeting preparation

    PowerPoint presentations, Word document, and Excel spreadsheet creation

    Minute taking, event coordination, database upkeep, and other tasks as needed

    Office move coordination: Assisting the project manager from inception to completion during the Corporate Office relocation

    from two head offices into one location:

    All communications; memos, presentations, welcome booklets, and notices to staff

    Move logistics and liaising with contractors to ensure a smooth transition

    Coordinating issues register and collecting feedback during the change management process

    Organising suppliers, furniture, and staff induction training for the new building

    Key achievement

    Working to a tight schedule to successfully complete the huge task of moving staff from two locations into a third

    location, receiving positive feedback about our communications and preparation, (and staff being happy enough

    that we lived to tell the tale!)

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    Metlink Melbourne Transport Industry March 2009 March 2010

    Project Officer Signage Department (working in a team of 5 people, reporting to 1 manager)

    (12 month contract)

    Key responsibilities:

    Development and coordination of signage projects - Metropolitan and Rural. Including overseeing projects from

    implementation to completion, site visits and auditing. Preparation of documentation, quotes, invoicing, and

    records. Usage of database systems, internal programs, and web based interfaces

    Administrative assistance to Project Manager/Project Coordinator including minute taking, meeting preparation,

    briefing artwork, extracting and displaying data and filing. Liaising with/meeting stakeholders, contractors,

    suppliers, and operators as required

    Village Green Environmental Solutions Environmental Sector June 2008 February 2009

    Personal Assistant to CEO / Office Coordinator, Melbourne, Victoria

    Key responsibilities:

    Diary management, client liaison, scheduling meetings, travel and itinerary preparation, minute taking (internal and

    external meetings), updating tax receipt databases, preparing documentation, writing correspondence on behalf of

    the CEO

    Overseeing the efficient running of the office including greeting clients, editing and proofing contracts and reports,

    monitoring quality/document control, liaising with and assisting project managers with administrative support,

    updating website, and e-mail and mail management.

    Previous Employment

    Available on request

    Additional Skills

    Information Systems:

    Intermediate Microsoft Package: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Visio

    Basic knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop

    Dynamics Client Management System

    Other:

    Production of residential retreats and public events: Meditation groups, community service initiatives, women and

    childrens groups, and singing events

    Facilitation of guided relaxation classes and music meditations

    Professional singer

    Certified Reiki practitioner

    References

    References available upon request.