Kevin RuckKevin Ruck is a founding director of PR Academy, a CIPR qualifications centre providing education, training and coaching for communication professionals. He has spent more than 20 years in various communication roles within the telecoms and ICT sector, latterly specialising in internal communication.
Donna McAleeseDonna McAleese has taught on a wide range of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels for the Schools of Communication, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ulster. In her role as a communication consultant, she has conducted a number of large scale communication audits.
Mary WelchMary Welch is a Senior Lecturer in the Lancashire Business School's public relations and communication management division. Previously, she worked in public relations and corporate communication management. She has a PhD in internal communication from Manchester Business School.
Paul NoblePaul Noble is an independent public relations trainer, consultant, academic, mentor and speaker/facilitator. He is a Fellow of the CIPR and an assessor for the CIPR’s Chartered Practitioner scheme. With Dr Tom Watson, he is the author of Evaluating Public Relations (2nd edition published in 2007).
Ellen HakeEllen Hake specialises in international business communication, change management and cross-cultural management training. Ellen helps organisations manage change, communicate internationally, build effective teams following mergers. She has worked on projects in more than 20 countries.
Ann PilkingtonAnn Pilkington is a co-founder of the PR Academy. She lectures on CIPR qualifications and works in consultancy, specialising in leading communications on change programmes within the public sector. This has included major IT change and the introduction of shared services for large central government departments.
Laoise O'MurchuLaoise is a highly experienced communications professional who has worked on all sides of communication—agency, freelance, consulting and in-house. She has 15 years experience in delivering results based corporate communication, internal communication, public affairs and strategic planning.
Kelly KassAs Global Editor of simply-communicate.com, Kelly Kass is on the pulse of the latest tools being used to enhance employee knowledge sharing, collaboration and productivity inside the enterprise. Kelly is also a contributor to the Gower Handbook of Internal Communication.
Nigel de BussyProf. Nigel de Bussy is Head of the School of Marketing at Curtin Business School in Australia. He holds a PhD from Curtin Business School and an MA from The Queen's College, Oxford. Before joining Curtin, Nigel gained more than a decade's experience in the PR profession in the UK and Australia.
Tracy PlayleTracy is founder and director of Pickle Jar Communications, a communications consultancy that specialises in advising organisations on how to embed social and digital media into their communications activities. Tracy started out her career in PR at the University of Warwick where she worked on press relations, web development, event management and internal communications projects.