Ivy Utkin was executive secretary to the Viceroy of Sergyar. Brisk and efficient, she was a close friend and a real help to Cordelia Vorkosigan, particularly in the aftermath of Aral Vorkosigan's death.
She'd held the job for five years prior to the events of Gentleman Jole, starting out shy and nervous, but growing into her tasks well. Cordelia particularly approved of her ability to get the important tasks done quickly and well, without taking her work home and bringing more back as a result.
- Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, chapters 8, 9, 12, 17