Experienced corporate PA Debbie Ryder has joined us as PA to Operations Director Elaine Farrer.
Debbie has worked in the luxury goods and recruitment sectors and latterly has supported a high-net-worth entrepreneur involved in building modular homes and quality senior living houses.
Asked what skills and qualities a good PA needs, Debbie says: “You have to be a people-person, a good listener and able to be reactive and proactive at the same time. You don’t know what will be given to you at any one time but you deal with it in the best way possible, constantly prioritising.”
Debbie says joining Colten Care is her ‘best move ever’, adding: “Everyone here has the same goal, doing the best we can for our residents. The Operations team handles so many different aspects of the business so my role is very interesting and busy. I’m learning a lot from Elaine and the team, and really enjoying it.”
Debbie is married with two daughters and lives near Romsey. Outside work, she enjoys gardening and National Trust visits. She has just taken up oil painting as well – a little ‘me time’, she says.