Ann Pilkington moved from a career in journalism into press and public relations with major blue chip companies including BT, The Automobile Association, The Woolwich and Barclays.
She left Barclays to teach and pursue a freelance career in change communications on major programmes within the public sector.
She subsequently co-found PR Academy, the largest centre for qualifications awarded by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
She teaches across a range of courses that cover internal and external communication and continues to provide communication consultancy services.
She is a chapter author in the text Exploring Internal Communication, published by Pearson, which supports the CIPR qualifications. She holds a Masters in public relations from the University of Stirling.
Twitter: @pracademy, @AcademyAnn