Michelle is an experienced communications professional and senior leader with over 25 years’ of experience working in both the public and private sector. For the last 10 years of her employment, she worked as Head of Communications for Network Rail and prior to that she headed up the communications function at Thames Valley Police, leading on strategic communications, crisis communications and media management. Michelle sat as part of the Chief Constables management team advising the Chief and senior officers on the force response to critical incidents, issues impacting public confidence and major incidents.
In 2018, Michelle decided to set up her own business, Purple Pitch Communications and now works with a portfolio of clients including law enforcement, travel and tourism, neurodiversity service providers and cyber security.
As well as volunteering as a marketing trustee for the charity, Michelle is also a mentor for the Women Leaders UK charity based in Milton Keynes.