Elizabeth Joy Oakley


  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Print Design
  • Presenting
  • Client Services
  • Design
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


EA TO Founder & Studio Manager

BIG White Wall

Nov 2014
  • The Big White Wall is a digital community, app and interactive platform within the healthcare industry. I have been working as EA to their CEO/Founder and Managing their busy studio. I have thrived in this hybrid role as no day is the same and I've been lucky enough to work on a hugely varied range of projects; most recently I've project managed the move and design of a completely new studio space, our Global Board meeting in NYC and the build of the Founders personal website including all Social Media and Comms. Whilst I have relished the diverse nature of this position I am now looking for a more creative role within the fashion/design industry where my skills, passion and expertise can be utilized to their full potential. Key responsibilities: • Diary management for the CEO and Senior Management Team across all Global teams (US, NZ, AUS and Europe) • Extensive travel planning and coordination • Event planning including regular Board meetings in NYC and London • Regular travel to New York and Europe - independently and to support the CEO/Senior Management Team • Managing the studio, coordinating across all departments and communicating between teams • Managing social media, press, e-mail, correspondence, communications and events • Meeting bookings, all administration and ad-hoc office organization • Processing all expenses and personal requirements for the Executive Leadership Team • Organizing and attending all key meetings, minute taking and following up on business strategy, product road map, business development, finance and ad hoc requests • Managing timelines, deadlines and budget • Preparing Power Point presentations (including internal and external) • Client facing and maintaining/building key relationships


Assistant Buyer


Apr 2013 - Sep 2014
  • The role of Assistant Buyer within the Net-A-Porter group was an extremely demanding, eclectic and invaluable opportunity to return to such a challenging, high paced and competitive environment. I managed over 70 luxury brands and oversaw a diverse range of styles and product categories within this global e-commerce platform. I was responsible for our entire Continuity business (40% of the departments sales) and also took ownership of 14 key accounts (30% of the buy mix), which provided an incredible opportunity to work with conviction independently as well as part of a team. This was an extremely hands on, client facing role representing this Global leading luxury fashion business. Key responsibilities: • Reporting directly to the Head Buyer and responding to all ad-hoc, day-to-day requests to support my manager • E-mail and diary management, booking travel arrangements, authorising payments and all expenses • International scheduling and travel management for the Buying and Merchandising teams • Working with all departments to ensure key information is communicated, all products are promoted effectively to drive optimum sales and coordinating marketing/events calendar between all teams • Coordinating across all areas between APAC and US teams • Maintaining client relationships for 70 brand accounts on a day-to-day basis • Attending market appointments and international buying meetings – managing negotiations of terms • Preparing internal presentations weekly and regularly presenting these to the Executive team • Managing the back end functionalities of the website • Monitoring sales patterns, evaluating performance indictors and analysing seasonal budgets - responding to these efficiently and regularly preparing financial presentations for internal and external use • Problem solving and creating new initiatives to drive sales and impact business growth • Acting as the main point of contact for all enquiries to the Head Buyer and team



Fashion Design BA

The University of Westminster

May 2006 - May 2010