Maja Pawinska Sims 08 Sep 2021 // 9:58AM GMT
LONDON — Milk & Honey PR has made a senior neurodiverse hire to lead the agency’s diversity, inclusion and belonging programme.
Alexandra Annable, who has severe ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, recently joined Milk & Honey as a freelance senior consultant and has been brought on full time after securing a number of new clients, including the recent Techfugees pro bono win.
Before joining the agency, Annable held senior in-house global communications roles at Entrepreneur First, Accenture Interactive, Socialbakers and Experian. In her new role, she is tasked with developing the agency’s Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging programme, as well as working on integrated programmes for Milk & Honey’s client base of purpose-driven businesses.
Annable is an advocate for supporting neurodiversity within the technology and creative industries, including recently speaking on disclosing neurodiversity at work for The Future is ND network, which champions those with conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
She said: “It’s extremely rare to find a company that practices what it preaches when it comes to D&I. In most cases it’s a tick box exercise, so it’s been really refreshing to be able to bring my true, authentic neurodiverse self to work and have this celebrated as a superpower. I am excited to build on what the agency has already achieved with their D&I programme.”
Milk & Honey founder and CEO Kirsty Leighton, who had previously worked with Annable at WE Communications, added: “With every new hire we try to bring in new skills. Alexandra’s creative and neurodiverse mindset is going to be a huge asset to the team along with her 20 years’ experience working for some of the biggest global tech companies. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved in our first four years and look forward to continued growth.”