Kelly McAulay

Having left school to study law, Kelly quickly decided to change career when she secured a work placement with a law firm before university, favouring the role of the Assistant as opposed to the role of the Solicitor.

Since then, Kelly has gathered a wealth of experience as both a Personal and Executive Assistant, spaning almost 20 years, and now has a wide range of responsibilities including people and project management. Having joined William Grant & Sons in 2006 she currently supports the Chairman and members of the Supervisory & Executive Board.

A passionate advocate for the PA & EA profession, Kelly is an Ambassador for the Scottish PA Network and former EPAA Advisory Board member. Kelly also dedicates a lot of her personal time to mentoring other Assistants, both inside and outside of her organisation. She also founded, and continues to lead, the William Grant & Sons Business Support Network, now in its fourth year.

Kelly holds a Diploma in Personal Assistance and was voted Scottish PA of the Year at their inaugural awards event in 2015. Since then she has received a further accolade in 2019 for Outstanding Contribution to the PA Profession from the Scottish PA Network and Hays PA & Secretarial.

Outside of work Kelly is Mum to two growing boys and spends most of her free time supporting them from the football sidelines.