Hanna Stacey

An Executive Assistant with 6+ years’ experience in high growth, fast paced tech environments.

In addition to the standard job requirements of an EA I play Project Manager on multiple strategic projects that contribute to Rackspace’s overall EMEA objectives and targets. I am also functional champion for employee engagement, business partnering with HR to make sure we align to and continually improve our People Plan (this includes Hiring, retaining, cost planning, succession planning, developing and mentor programmes). In the absence of my current leader I am aligned to I am expected to lead from the front with his immediate team making sure to keep operational order and keep us on track, often being referred to as the ‘glue’ of the team.

I take great pride in coaching and enabling my team and am currently developing a new career and personal development strategy for the EMEA admin support team for 2019. In addition to this I work with female University Interns to build confidence and understand their forward career path.

My output, organisation and positive attitude to work has won me the accolade of finalist for employee of the month at Rackspace as well as nominee for employee of the year 2017.

In addition to this, this year I have set up a women in tech diversity group in the EMEA business, partnering with the global team in the US to create true global alignment and influence positive change for our business. This is something I am very passionate about.Outside of work I volunteer for New Leaf Project which commits to mentoring Young Offenders in the Thames Valley area.