Annette Ellis is the Managing Director of 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 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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