Annette Ellis is the Managing Director of Cannings Purple, heading our organisation and its teams and setting strategic direction.

Annette specialises in corporate communications, reputation management, crisis communications, change management and stakeholder relations and is an accomplished corporate editor, speechwriter and a highly regarded coach in executive presentation skills.

With more than 25 years’ experience gained primarily in the global resources and logistics sectors, Annette ran her own successful communications agency before joining Cannings Purple in 2008. Over the course of her career, she has provided community engagement, media management, internal communications and issues management support to major project developments both in Australia and around the world.

Annette provides pro bono public relations advice and support to a number of community and industry associations including Murdoch University’s PR Industry Advisory Committee, The Salvation Army’s Business and Industry Advisory Committee and the Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group.

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Corporate Affairs

Changes to Cannings Purple Board and Executive Team

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Design

Beyond PowerPoint: what are your presentation options?

There is more to an impressive presentation than PowerPoint transitions,…

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Corporate Affairs

Meeting the press – how to get the most from the media

There are few more stressful experiences than standing before a…

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Corporate Affairs

The value of community sponsorships

When it comes to assessing whether your community sponsorship is…

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Government Relations

Three reasons why you need to engage communities as well as politicians

Navigating your path through government engagement on any project can…

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Corporate Affairs

Life After 80: A Guide To Post-COVID Australia

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Content Marketing

Should design agencies be more transparent about their work?

Are some design agencies living solely on the reputation of…

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