Aileen Thompson is an award-winning communications leader in interim and permanent roles in the private and public sector. She has Board level experience as a Corporate Communications Director in EMEA, EU and the UK creating business value for companies and organisations in pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences, technology, telecommunications and fast-moving consumer goods. She is an expert in simplifying the complex via corporate affairs: media relations and social media, corporate marketing and brand communications, change communications, government and public affairs, employee engagement, corporate responsibility and reputation management.
Formerly Executive Director, Communications at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Aileen has set up her own company to advise organisations on how best to create sustainable, integrated communications strategies.
Aileen has been a Governor at Pangbourne Primary School in Berkshire. She plays an active role in the public relations industry as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a Freeman of the Guild of Public Relations and recently as Interim Chair of the Healthcare Communications Association.