Ann Pilkington is an experienced communication practitioner and educator. Her early career was in journalism, moving into PR with major blue-chip companies including the AA, BT, The Woolwich bank and Barclays.

As an independent communications consultant, she specialises in leading communications on major change programmes within the public sector. This experience led her to write the book and embark on something of a mission to enhance and increased understanding of communication on projects.

She also does this as a member of the Association for Project Management (APM) People Special Interest Group.

She is also a founding director of PR Academy which provides training and professional qualifications in all aspects of communication. PR Academy is accredited by APM to deliver the Introductory Certificate in Project Management.

She holds a Masters in Public Relations from the University of Stirling, City and Guilds Further Education Teacher’s Certificate and the Communications, Advertising and Marketing Diploma (CAM).

She is a Fellow of the RSA where she volunteers her communication expertise to support Fellows’ projects and is an Associate member of the Association for Project Management and is a member of its ‘People’ special interest group which promotes good communication within projects.

Twitter: @AcademyAnn