Aileen Thompson has worked in the public relations industry for over 30 years focussing on the arts, food and nutrition, fmcg, healthcare, personal finance and telecommunications.
She is passionate about engaging with stakeholders to create inspiring stories and leading teams to deliver communications that make a difference to businesses and organisations.
Her most recent role was Director of Corporate Communications at Vodafone UK, where she led the launch of JustTextGiving and expanded the award-winning Vodafone World of Difference programme. She also led consumer, brand and enterprise media relations globally in Vodafone Group. She was Director of Corporate Communications for Kellogg’s and has had various senior consulting roles in Burson-Marsteller and Weber Shandwick.
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 is a visiting lecturer in public relations at the University of Westminster, London.