Catherine Middleton

My career spans over 40 years working in the administrative field, the last 15 years in Office Management. I have worked in a diverse number of Industries across Australia, and overseas in London and New Zealand and has experience in the Private, Public and Not for Profit sectors.

Whether running the office on a construction site, or in the role of Executive Assistant to the CEO of the Adelaide Rams, (the now defunct Rugby club) I have enjoyed every experience that the diversity of these situations has allowed.

A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Office Professionals, have a Member since 1992 and was National President and Chair of the Board from 2011-2013. I was awarded a HLM  for my contribution over a 20 year period.

In 2014, I started her own business – Office Dynamics Adelaide, the A-Z of Office Efficiencies’, providing a high level consultancy service in Business Process Improvement.  My aim is to assist companies to achieve their own Business Excellence.

Member of Professional Speakers Australia, and also an Author.

Currently promoting handbook reference guides for those looking to enter the workforce.

Aiming to promote these guides through speaking engagements that will offer a helping hand to people who need to understand the process of applying for positions.

 

Top 5 characteristics of people who work in your field.

  • Organised
  •  Confident
  • High level communication skills
  • Has passion for what they do
  • Promote continual professional development by mentoring those around them.

 

Top 5 skills relevant to working in your industry. 

As above, but also needs the technical expertise to be able to offer high level assistance to their stakeholders. Is committed to offering high level customer service. Has honesty & has integrity

 

What education / experience is necessary for your role?

A high level of understanding of the way in which an office is managed.

Experience leading and guiding people in a team to ensure there are positive outcomes for all.

Public Speaking experience.

Although not essential, tertiary education is a great way to compliment your knowledge from a grass roots level.  Commencing with Business Studies, and then working up into a Diploma Management.