Maria Henze is an Executive Assistant, supporting the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark. After completing her secretarial education in London in 1987, Maria has worked her way from junior secretary to senior management support, mainly in international organisations, including the United Nations. Maria writes and speaks at seminars and conferences on a range of subjects relevant to her work. She is an active member of International Management Assistants (IMA), an international network of management support professionals. Maria has spent over 30 years living and working in several countries in the Middle East and Europe.