House manager, Estate manager

Karine PREVOST

EXPERIENCE
PA/House manager for a French family, London
03/2014

Overseeing the smooth relocation of the family to their new London home
Recruiting a team of house staff, that included: Assistant, Butler, 4 Housekeepers, 2 drivers, Chef and handyman
Coordinate flights schedules. Liaising with pilots to confirm aircraft landing slots, positioning, catering according to the expectations of the principal
Supervising the refurbishment of a portfolio of 7 properties in London and Italy. Liaising regularly with the client’s project manager, architect and interior designer, along with solicitors and estate agent
Overseeing the household budget, including: payroll, cars, insurance premiums, utilities bills, building costs and general house expenditure
Managing an important art collection, including: contemporary and avant-garde art, antiques and silver. Liaising with art galleries and the auction houses to organise payment and shipment

PA/Estate Manager for a Russian family, London, France and The USA
01/ 2012 - 01/2014

Overseeing the day-to-day running of an international portfolio of properties. Liaising directly with the house manager in the USA and a guardian couple in France.
Reporting directly to the family office’s CEO in London
Meeting interior designers, contractors and suppliers
Controlling all household budgets and maintaining accurate up-to-date Excel spreadsheets detailing the running costs of each property

PA & House Manager for a Czech entrepreneur, Geneva
04/2008- 10/ 2011

Managing the rota of 4 nannies and 3 housekeepers
Reviewing the nannies and housekeeper’s expenses
Meeting with the lady of the house on a weekly basis

SKILLS

Staff training and management
Multiple property management
Managing art collections
Travel and diary management
Computer skills, including: Mac
Household finances
Overseeing multiple residences
Contractor and refurbishment management
Car fleet management

EDUCATION

HND Specialised in small & medium business 2007
High School Diploma in French Literature 2003

House manager, Estate manager
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