The Committee

L-R Emma, Rosie & Louise
Rosie Thompson – Virtual Assistant
Rosie runs her own Virtual Assistant Business, which she launched in 2013.  More recently she worked on a long term contract at AstraZeneca, working for the VP of Hit Discovery, having previously worked there as Senior PA and Admin Team Leader for 15 years.
Rosie started setting up the Chester & North Wales PA Network in June 2016, keen to help other PAs in the region find a friendly and welcoming network.  The key driver being to share knowledge and support.
Originally from Stockport, Rosie has lived in North Wales for 20 years, with her husband Dave and 2 children Alice (a full fledged adult) and Ben who is 17 and lives away from home playing football.
Rosie loves gardening and has an allotment which she is very proud of and finds that and walking the dogs the best way to relax after a busy day. She also enjoys watching Ben play football, which can be anywhere from Carlisle to the south of England and always includes a long car journey.
Emma Powell – Executive Assistant to CEO, COO & Board of Trustees, Chester Zoo
Emma is extremely proud to work within the Third Sector and delighted to be part of the zoo world!  
Co-founder of the Chester & North Wales PA Network, a cross sector, informal network, which is still in its infancy but growing fast.  The network offers support and encouragement to other EAs & PAs and provides professional and personal development opportunities.  
Although she works in England, Emma lives in Wales and is proud of her Welsh roots.  Outside of work Emma is a huge football supporter a regular visitor to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United.  Emma and her husband Gareth both love to travel, with the USA a particular favourite. She also enjoys musical theatre and long walks in the Welsh countryside with her dog, Sam a Havanese Terrier.  
Louise Mackie, Director, LM-VA & Co LTD
Louise runs a very busy Virtual Assistant business from home with many clients from all over the UK providing them all with admin and business support. Louise has been a VA since November 2016 and loves running her business alongside raising her two young children Alex and Hannah with her husband Andrew.
Running a busy business and having two young children and a husband doesn’t leave much time for hobbies, but a nice holiday and some weekends away are one of her favourite ways to wind down every now and again!