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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How to make your website more Accessible

1 in 6  Australians have a disability. The figure, from…

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Digital

Cannings Purple takes home gold at the 2021 SABRE Awards

Cannings Purple have been announced a winner in the Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards for the work…

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Crisis Readiness

High Court rules media companies responsible for comments on their Facebook pages

The High Court has dismissed an appeal by some of…

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Crisis Readiness

Key takeaways from the latest Notifiable Data Breach Scheme stats

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) recently released…

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Feature

State Budget 2021 – 2022: The numbers that matter

Still riding high following March’s election landslide, Premier Mark McGowan today handed down his first Budget in his dual…

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Feature

On RUOK day, check on your Stakeholder Engagement team

I’ve worked in retail and raised toddlers (and teenagers) so I…

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Corporate Affairs

WA’s rocket to infinity…and beyond

With the recent launch of Western Australia’s first homegrown satellite,…

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Digital

The State of Local Social Report 2021

Social media might connect you with the world, but it works best…

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Crisis Readiness

Cyber criminals have targeted the property sector – but are gearing up for the rest of us

A new scam has triggered alarm bells for the property…

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Crisis Readiness

Why a cyber attack crisis requires a different comms response

Most crises centre around a distinct or discrete event. An…

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