Executive assistant: Learning to lead

Ryan Birbeck and Serena Mujtaba

“Being able to work closely with a genuine leader and observe them – look at how they run their teams, look at how they deal with customers and set strategies – you’ll never get a better chance to do that than as an executive assistant (EA),” states Axa’s Ryan Birbeck. 

Birbeck worked as Amanda Blanc’s EA in 2011 after she re-joined the insurer from Towergate Insurance as CEO of the commercial lines business. He notes that his role was “incredibly varied”. It included working on big projects su

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