How the Queen got to meet our Tahni
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.