Staff Sergeant Claudine Martin is a serving Soldier in the British Army for the past 14 years. She is the winner of PA life ‘PA of the Year 2019’, shorlisted for ‘Rising Star of the Year 2019’ with Miss Jones PA, shortlisted ‘Women in Defence Awards 2020, finalist for ‘We are the City’ Rising Star Award 2020 and finalist for Secs in the City ‘PA of the Year 2020’. She was featured in PA Life Magazine in summer 2019 sharing her experiences as a Soldier and PA. She was also featured in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper where she gave tips and advice to Lupus sufferers during the COVID lockdown. She was one of the speakers at the PA Show 2020 where she spoke on a panel with celebrity PAs.
Claudine joined the Army in 2006 when her son was just a year old and deployed to Iraq 6 months later. She has served with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in Aldershot, a foot guards Regiment responsible for guarding the Queen. Prior to her assignment at the Ministry of Defence, she worked as the Chief HR Administrator at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst within New College. Claudine also worked as a service steward at the London 2012 Olympics and Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship in 2014/15. In addition to her role as a PA, she was appointed Events Lead for the Chronic conditions and Disabilty in Defence Network in October 2019.
She is passionate about encouraging and inspiring others to maximise their full potential. She was on the judging panel for PA Life PA of the Year 2020 Star awards. She is a keen advocate for the Lupus UK charity and actively does charity runs to raise the awareness about Lupus. Claudine is a committee member of the Events Marketing Association diversity and inclusion working group.