Carmen joined ACA-UK in 2006 with Ambi and Petra, colleagues from Miramax Films. Shortly after joining ACA-UK she worked alongside the board overseeing the Directory for several years. Carmen was invited again in April 2021 to join the board as Vice President.
Carmen started her career as a Creative PA at Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper, one of the top ten leading Advertising Agencies in the world, working alongside Creative Directors such as Mark Riley known for his racy Claudia Schiffer’s Citroën Xsara Striptease ads, and Paul Shearer for his award-winning Little Less Conversation ad originally written by Elvis Presley and remixed by JXL for Nike’s secret tournament sport. A Little Less Conversation went on to become an instant number-one hit all over the world.
Carmen then moved into the world of film and managed the day-to-day business of the London office at Miramax Films. Working in the Business and Legal, and Production departments on films such as The Importance of Being Earnest, The Four Feathers, Dirty Pretty Things, Finding Neverland, Gurinder Chadha’s Bollywood musical: Bride and Prejudice, and personally delivered the original score for Michael Moore’s controversial Fahrenheit 9/11 to the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.
Following Miramax’s fall out with The Walt Disney Company in 2005, Carmen took on a temporary position working for the Founders of Agent Provocateur, where she carried on working in both a personal and business capacity for Joe Corré for the next 13 years, and was also appointed trustee to Humanade.org.uk, his charity, dedicated to supporting human rights and the environment.
Carmen has a Bachelor of Art Honours in Business Management, two kids, two cats, a farm, a husband. Celebrating 40 years as a vegetarian and a decade of driving 100% electric, Carmen has a successful track record supporting ultra-high-net-worth individuals, founder of CARMEN ETC Ltd, and now focusing her time on providing a wide range of services including property management, personal, business, virtual assistance and correspondence management, has succeeded in establishing commercial networks to assist her with any task at hand.