Meet The Team 

Meet The Team 

Action PAs Our team 

Action PAs Our team of Directors and Virtual Assistants 

Jan Baber - Action PAs
 
Electra Savvidou 
Director 
 
Electra’s charm and poise, infectious smile and upbeat spirit are enough to disarm any spreadsheet.  
With her results-driven attitude, Electra proves herself time and again in her work with successful businesses and individuals. Her expert analysis, fine-tuned organisation and world-class administration skills make her a sought-after VA, an excellent director and a priceless asset to anyone who has the pleasure of working with her. 
BORN IN: Thessaloniki, Greece 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Mojito 
HOBBIES: Chatting at the gym, babysitting her niece and cooking 
FAVOURITE SINGER: Bob Marley 
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Meredith Cairns-Palmer 
Marketing Manager 
 
Meredith brings charm and poise to every project that stands before her. She’s witty, creative and forward-thinking and offers an injection of chutzpah, guaranteed to build genuine connections and inspire the target audience. 
 
With a degree in marketing and years of experience wedged firmly under her belt, she helps businesses to discover their true potential in marketing and exceed all sales targets. 
BORN IN: Stroud, Gloucester 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Vodka Coke 
HOBBIES: Gym, being outdoors, 
FAVOURITE SINGER: Herself 
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Hannah Pountney 
PA to Director 
 
Hannah will greet you with a warm friendly face, she’s extremely driven and trustworthy by nature. But more than anything else, Hannah prides herself on her ability to help others. 
 
Hannah has spent the last 9 years juggling the wide variety of responsibilities that comes with being a professional nanny for high profile clients. Hannah has decided to utilise her impeccable organisation skills, by building her career as a Virtual Assistant. 
BORN IN: Witshire, UK 
FAVOURITE DRINK: G & T 
HOBBIES: Country walks with her husband, chicken keeping and fine dining 
FAVOURITE FILM: The Lion King 
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Kath Tarr 
Virtual Assistant  
 
With over 25 years of experience working within an administrative environment. Kath has excelled at Directorial level PA positions. Kath’s attention to detail makes the Financial Services sector a perfect fit. 
 
Kath’s vast call centre background has given her a confident charm when handling telephone enquiries. 
BORN IN: East-Midlands 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Ice-cold water 
HOBBIES: Crafting, dressmaking and reading 
FAVOURITE BOOK: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 
FAVOURITE SONG: Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore 
 
Susan Caldwell 
Virtual Assistant 
 
An impressive 25 years’ experience of supporting senior management in a wide variety of industries... Susan has just about seen all there is to see. This level of experience means that Susan is well-equipped when it comes to getting things across the line. Susan is the best of the best when keeping teams on track while providing realistic feedback on what needs to be done, by whom and when. 
 
Adept at collaborating remotely, Susan helps you plan things so you can focus on what needs YOUR attention. Always professional, she truly is your confidential confidante. 
BORN IN: Inverness, Scotland 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Pink Champagne (every day is a special occasion?) 
HOBBIES: Reading, cycling, calligraphy 
FAVOURITE MUSIC: Anything 80s 
FAVOURITE MOVIE: Gladiator 
 
Kim Thomson 
Virtual Assistant 
 
Kim has a background of 17 years in various administrative roles, alongside 15 years of experience in creating written content for websites and newsletters. She is friendly, highly organised, and self-motivated with a partiality for using lists to stay goal-focused. 
 
Kim enjoys working on projects which will expand her skill set and is a dedicated self-learner who believes that administrative processes should be creative, flexible, and open to adaptation as and when the need arises. 
BORN IN: Stirling, Scotland 
FAVOURITE DRINK: French Martini 
HOBBIES: Writing & gardening 
FAVOURITE SONG: Bad moon rising - CCR 
 
Rachel Blackley 
Virtual Assistant 
 
Rachel has 15 years of experience in administrative business support, 3 of which as a PA, and enjoys work that requires a meticulous eye for detail. Rachel is comfortable with a variety of tasks; from contacting your customers, forging positive relationships with you and your client base, to building reports, and breaking down data. 
 
Rachel particularly thrives when getting into the finer details of why something isn't working and resolving the issue swiftly. 
BORN IN: Northampton 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Pimms (reminds me of summer) 
HOBBIES: Running, going to the gym and walking my labradoodle and cockapoo as well as running my home with 4 children (one of whom is at Uni in Bristol) 
FAVOURITE SONG: Manic Monday by The Bangles 
 
Melanie Witthuhn 
Virtual Assistant 
 
With a colourful background in a wide variety of industries, and a business degree under her belt, Melanie brings not just knowledge, but 25 years of experience! This combo means that she is well-equipped when it comes to managing the day-to-day obstacles of a CEO/entrepreneur. 
 
Task orientated by nature, Melanie loves getting stuck in something that challenges her. Being adaptable and quick to learn has helped her create her successful career as a Personal and Executive Assistant to Senior Management teams and Board directors. 
Melanie is a friendly face with an outgoing personality, rest assured she will quickly become a valued asset to you and your business. 
BORN IN: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Red wine 
HOBBIES: Reading, cycling, cooking and being a slave to my 3 cats! 
FAVOURITE SONG: Anything I can sing along to while dancing in the kitchen cooking. (with red wine!) 
 
Vicki Groves 
Virtual Assistant 
 
Vicki is the happy go lucky type, someone who takes things in her stride and approaches each day with a can-do attitude. You can rest assured that Vicki will always find the positive in any situation, if not in the outcome, then in the lessons learned! Willing and ready to learn new things and try something new, Vicki will always go above and beyond for her clients. 
 
Vicki takes much pride in her ability to serve, both in work and in her personal life. Being a mum of two very energetic children, she’s familiar with the needs and requirements of a busy life. If you’re in need of some smiley team spirit with a creative and resilient brain, Vicki is your lady. 
BORN IN: Essex 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Coffee, Wine, Disaronno, Rose Champagne-there are a few!! 
FAVOURITE BOOK: Why mummy drinks (very funny book) 
FAVOURITE SONG: John Legend–All of Me loves all of you (soppy I know but its my wedding song, fantastic memories and a beautiful song) but generally I love all music 
 
Nicola Bellas 
Virtual Assistant 
 
Nicola is an administrative Queen from Eden Valley, England. The perfect blend of sass, professionalism and charisma. This rare gem thrives when supporting businesses on their journey to greater success. Keen on collaboration, and with over 20 years of experience within the industry, Nicola is a fond favourite. 
 
Through a love of people and an interest in Myers-Briggs MBTI, Nicola has developed a 6th sense for understanding what her clients need. Being an exceptional strategic planner and empowered decision-making render, Nicola an invaluable and unrivalled asset. 
 
During times of crunch - she meets challenges with a wink and a "we’ve got this" attitude. 
BORN IN: Penrith, Cumbria 
FAVOURITE DRINK: "It's 5'oclock somewhere"! 
HOBBIES: Yoga, dancing, meditation, theatre, walking, spending time with my favourite people, planning trips - any excuse for a spreadsheet! 
FAVOURITE SONG: My Karaoke Queen friends! 
 
Megan O'hara 
Virtual Assistant 
 
Born on the South coast of England, Megan carries the sunshine with her wherever she’s goes. With a passion for helping people and the ability to juggle many different responsibilities at once, Megan makes for the perfect smiley sidekick. 
 
Organisation and managing admin have become second nature to Megan, she’s extremely resourceful and get’s a kick out of finding a creative solution to the problem. Like many of our other VA’s, Megan is never afraid of a challenge! 
 
Megan has worked with over 60 clients over the years, and has been extremely driven in assisting them to reach their full potential. In any case, Megan is all too familiar with what it means to work as a professional VA. 
BORN IN: Brighton, UK 
FAVOURITE FILM: The Notebook 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Can’t beat a cup of tea! 
HOBBIES: Singing and dancing, you’ll always find me on the dance floor! 
 
Laura Brown 
Virtual Assistant 
 
By nature, Laura is an upbeat, eager to learn and loves working with people.With ten years’ experience of Account management under her belt, Laura has found herself most competent when managing projects and working with people. 
Being someone that naturally exceeds with time management both personally and professionally, Laura is always one step ahead of the game. When it comes to prioritising deadlines and task lists, utilising spreadsheets have become habitual. 
 
Like all our VA’s, Laura is someone who you can rely on. She’ll hop, skip and jump through your mounting admin, have all your appointments scheduled and be ready for any curveballs you throw her way. 
BORN IN: Wales 
LIVES IN: South Yorkshire (moved when I was 16 to live with a boyfriend, yes very rebellious!) 
FAVOURITE FILM: Blended 
FAVOURITE DRINK: Coffee, Pina Colada 
HOBBIES: Exercising, Hiking with the family, Family time 
 
Matthew Want 
Virtual Assistant 
 
Matt brings a calm sense of togetherness to both his personal life and in his work. He is tidy, efficient and friendly, and is guaranteed to bring smiles to the faces of the people he works with. 
For the last decade, Matt has enjoyed providing on-hand to support to a selection of busy people working in demanding roles. 
 
Matt has helped all of his clients find more time in each day, relieve stress from overwhelming workloads, and save money by improving efficiency. He is extremely experienced in meeting the needs of the people he works with, and takes the initiative to put himself in their shoes, so that he can understand them better. 
Born and raised in Shepperton, Surrey, he now lives about ten minutes from the beach in Angmering, West Sussex. Being someone who is passionate about the causes he cares about, Matt is part of a local Parish Councillor and is part of a local men’s mental health charity, MenWalkTalk. In his spare time, Matt geek out on everything Dr. Who, Star Wars, and Lego-related. 
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