If we had to describe Ivana in a few words, we would say she is:
- outgoing; and
How did Ivana end up at Sophie Grace?
“Growing up I always thought I would be a teacher. It wasn’t until I selected economics, business and legal studies as electives in my senior years of high school that I realised how much I enjoyed marketing and the business world. I started my bachelor’s degree straight out of high school and picked up Human Resources as an additional major.” Ivana recalls.
We offered Ivana the role at Sophie Grace and are glad that she chose to be part of our team. “I enjoy my role at Sophie Grace because it is so varied – every day is different; I am constantly learning and further developing my knowledge and skills, not just in marketing but in also in relation to compliance and law. It’s different from where I saw myself originally, but I wouldn’t change it – I enjoy my role and working with such a great team”
Some of Ivana’s Responsibilities…
Ivana works across both the compliance and legal arms of the business with a particular focus on Marketing and Compliance. She specialises in enhancing client relationships and supporting the Compliance and Legal teams in drafting documentation for clients. She assists clients with initial enquiries and ensures clients receive the latest regulatory updates through Sophie Grace social media channels, the monthly newsletter and the website blog page. She also focuses on website development and management.
Away from the office…
Working in an office all day long can take its toll on your body, especially when you’re sitting in front of your computer all day and not getting the exercise your body needs. This is why, away from the office you’ll usually find Ivana outdoors hiking, horse riding or down at the beach. This year in particular, Ivana was busy planning her wedding which we got to be apart of in July this year.
Outside of the office, Ivana usually spends her free time with her family and friends, cooking and travelling.
“I love travelling and experiencing other cultures,” says Ivana. She once travelled through 12 countries in 7 weeks. “I wouldn’t be able to pick my favourite place in the world but can say I particularly enjoyed travelling through Greece and France. Spending quality time with my family back home in Serbia is always the best part of any trip.”
Fun facts about Ivana…
Ivana is a lover of all chocolate but especially Nutella. Whilst travelling through Europe, she flew to Rome for a day just to enjoy some Nutella gelato and crepes, she even purchased some limited-edition Nutella goodies.
Ivana adores all animals, but especially her Persian cat Maci who she rescued at just 6 weeks old.
As a result of many hours baby-sitting her younger cousins, nieces and nephews, Ivana has developed a love for Disney. One of her favourite movies is Frozen, which she has watched at least 10 times. Ivana’s wedding dress was even custom made with a disney princess theme in mind.
What’s the best piece of advice Ivana has received?
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Ivana is responsible for all Marketing activities for Sophie Grace and assists both the Compliance and Legal teams with a particular focus on Compliance services. Ivana focuses on website development, management and ensures clients receive the latest regulatory updates through Sophie Grace social media channels, the newsletter and website blog page. Ivana also assists the Compliance team with drafting and amending compliance documentation, preparing AFSL and ACL Applications and implementing ongoing compliance solutions.