Ileana was such a great person to be around and was one of the most kind and caring managers I have ever worked with. She was always interested in what was going on in my life in and out of work, and we would spend many 45 minute train journeys from Uxbridge chatting away. She was also extremely thoughtful, one of my favourite memories was when she returned from a trip to the US and came over to my desk with a bundle of Hello Kitty goodies, really made my day! Another memory was when she turned up to the office on Chinese New Year with bunches of tulips to decorate the office for good luck. Thanks for being such a great colleague and mentor Ileana. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you. Eva xxx

Sent by Eva on 23/02/2016