Our Chairman (ahead of his departure from his executive director position at another company) has asked whether or not we would be willing to provide him with a full time PA going forward (which is what he is used to having). I imagine this role would go above and beyond just sorting out the bits and bobs relating to his role as Chairman of our company and therefore we question whether or not we should be providing this service.
We wanted to know the following:
– Do any other companies provide a PA for their Chairman?
– Do they limit the work done by this PA to purely company related matters?
– Would the company, by employing a PA for an independent Chairman, be compromising the Chairman’s independence?
– Where companies do not provide a PA for a company chairman what alternative, if any, has been suggested?