MARK PATTERSONNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
JULIAN MALINS Q.C.NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
After studying French at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, Yvonne started her career at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva and subsequently forged a career in public relations and publishing spanning some 25 years.
She lived for several years in Hong Kong where she led a team at Ogilvy and Mather Public Relations which managed media and public relations for a diverse range of clients including HSBC, Peat Marwick International (now KPMG), Gartmore, Merrell Dow, Dragages and Colliers International and subsequently founded her own company. Yvonne worked closely with Chinese colleagues and clients, advising senior client management and mentoring junior staff.
Yvonne has degrees in Law and Criminology and a Masters in Criminal Justice Studies. She has completed the professional exams to qualify as a Solicitor and is fully acquainted with the recruitment process for training contracts and internships. She has a strong knowledge of English law, business and graduate employment opportunities. She is passionate about education and the
opportunities it affords.
She is multi-lingual and speaks English, French, Greek and Italian.
Having lived and worked in the Far East, Greece and Switzerland over the last 30 years her multicultural background has given her an understanding and respect for cultural diversity. With her warm and empathetic character, she is looking forward to helping our Chinese students at Mandarin Consulting equip themselves with the life skills and knowledge required for successful interviews and future career success as global citizens.