How the Queen got to meet our Tahni

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Madi­son Wil­liams

WHILE Charles and Camilla toured Aus­tralia one lucky Moss­man girl was walk­ing the halls of Buck­ing­ham Palace on her way to meet­ing the Queen.

Tahni Rush was in­vited to at­tend a re­cep­tion at Buck­ing­ham Palace last week for high achiev­ing pub­lic ser­vants.

Tahni, who at­tended Moss­man High School, stud­ied an Ac­count­ing and Busi­ness de­gree at James Cook Univer­sity in Cairns.

Over the past two years she has been work­ing in Eng­land as an ac­counts re­ceiv­ables man­ager with Medicines & Health­care Reg­u­la­tory Agency (MHRA) to find ways to cut their ac­cu­mu­lated debt.

Over a one-year pe­riod Tahni and her team of eight were able to cut ac­cu­mu­lat­ing debt pro­vi­sion by 5 mil­lion pounds, earn­ing them­selves a nom­i­na­tion in the Civil Ser­vice 10th An­niver­sary Awards for fi­nan­cial man­age­ment.

In royal style Her Majesty “com­manded” the Mas­ter of the House­hold to send a per­sonal in­vi­ta­tion to Tahni and other fi­nal­ists to at­tend a re­cep­tion at Buck­ing­ham Palace.

It’s a lucky per­son that gets to sit down and have lunch with the Queen but for Tahni Rush luck had noth­ing to do with it.

Her mother Leanne Grif­fith at­tributes this op­por­tu­nity to Tahni’s ded­i­ca­tion to her field and years of hard work and per­se­ver­ance. “I’m just a very, very proud mother,” said Mrs Grif­fith.

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