Anne Groves is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Public Relations at Richmond University and an independent communications and training consultant. She has over 30 years’ experience in public relations and reputation management in professional services, financial services and publishing.
Anne describes herself as a ‘Sounding Board’ and teaches communications and career development to in-house PR teams and to small groups on a bespoke basis. She also teaches on a graduate course at Edinburgh Business School for the Taylor Bennett Foundation, a charity training graduates from ethnically diverse backgrounds for PR careers.
Anne’s most recent in-house roles were as Global Head of PR at Clifford Chance and, previously, as EMEIA Head of PR at Andersen. Earlier in her career she worked with international insurers Old Mutual and Aviva, and at The Guardian newspaper.
Since starting her consultancy, Anne has worked with top 50 UK and US law firms, with specialist communications headhunter Taylor Bennett and as director of the Taylor Bennett Foundation.
Anne is a non-executive board member of communications consultancy Infinite Global, an ambassador for the Taylor Bennett Foundation, and on the advisory board of senior women’s executive network The Quorum Initiative. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.