Philippa Brear is a senior communication professional with significant records as a tertiary educator and as an industry practitioner. A Senior Lecturer at RMIT University, Philippa holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts. She is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. Philippa's specialist areas include communication strategy, stakeholder communication, and governance and ethics in public relations, and she has been Program Director of RMIT's Public Relations and Advertising degrees. Prior to RMIT she worked as an analyst and communication strategist and adviser, primarily in the legal services and finance sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom.