Angela Garry is a fully qualified teacher and has worked in administrative roles in England and Ireland since 1991. She has over 18 years’ experience in Personal Assistant roles, and has worked in a range of industries including a utility company, an engineering consultancy, an international seaport, a training company and three Universities.


In her most recent PA role, Angela spent five years as the Principal's Personal Assistant in an Academy for 11 to 19 year olds in Nottingham.  Shortlisted for both the UK “Headteachers’ PA of the Year” and “The Times / Hays PA of the Year” awards in 2011, Angela has combined her teaching and PA skills to become a renowned trainer, mentor and coach for Personal Assistants and Administrators. On business networking site LinkedIn, Angela is the most connected Personal Assistant and PA Trainer globally.


A much sought­after motivational speaker, Angela has delivered successful training / networking events and seminars plus mentoring and coaching for more than 3,500 attendees in 29 countries worldwide since 2010, under her company Pica Aurum ( This includes specifically targeted programmes with more than 500 Headteachers’ PAs and Administrative staff from over 300 International Schools worldwide and State and Independent Schools in the UK. Her first book “Brave PAs” – targeted specifically at PAs and Administrative staff working in education – was published to great acclaim in March 2015, and she is the Owner / Editor for NAHPA (the leading magazine for Headteachers’ PAs).