Strategic PA Network Announces Partnership with The Chief of Staff Association

06 Mar 2023


Strategic PA Network announces an exciting new partnership for 2023 with The Chief of Staff Association, the world’s largest membership organisation of chiefs of staff with members in over 50 countries.

As the only professional association accredited with issuing the industry-recognised Certified Chief of Staff ™ credentials, The Chief of Staff Association is an industry leader in supporting aspiring, current and former chiefs of staff.

This new partnership will allow for members of both Strategic PA Network and The Chief of Staff Association to attend events hosted collaboratively by both organisations. In addition, there will a limited number of Associate Scholarships being offered by The Chief of Staff Association to those members of the Strategic PA Network that are looking to make the leap to the chief of staff role.

Strategic PA Network was founded eight years ago by Sarah Howson and has proceeded to grow and develop, offering L&D events and a welcoming community to those in administrative support roles across all industries. Together Sarah, and her business partner Marianne Whitlock, have over two decades of experience in the field, joining forces to create a Network that provides true personal and professional development whilst championing the industry.

Euan Godbold, Director of Strategy at the Chief of Staff Association, commented, “This partnership is the first of its kind for The Chief of Staff Association. We are committed to the development of the next generation of Chiefs of Staff. Our scholarship programme with Strategic PA Network will provide both associations with the opportunity to support top talent in the UK to make that crucial next step to a Chief of Staff position”. 

Marianne Whitlock, Director of Strategic PA Network, commented, “We are delighted to be working with the Chief of Staff Association to not only support and champion a fantastic organisation but also provide the C-Suite Executive Assistants of our Network, that are looking for their next strategic career step, access to leaders and visionaries that will support them in their journey to becoming a Chief of Staff.”

Sarah Howson, Founder and Director of Strategic PA Network, commented, “As a former Executive Assistant I know exactly how it feels to be unsure about one’s next career step; the Chief of Staff Association offers education, support, and a vast network of people at the top of their game to their members when making the shift to Chief of Staff. We are honoured to have created a scholarship programme with the Chief of Staff Association and in turn, support the members of Strategic PA Network looking to further their career.”



Daisy Spragg – Executive Assistant
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