Ilya has 20 years of experience in public relations.
Ilya started her career working with aninternational managment consultancy, specialising in organisational communication. She had spells in the London, Melbourne and Hong Kong offices and worked on global communication strategies for organisations including: InterContinental Hotels, Cathay Pacific Airways and Dow Chemicals.
In 1995 she returned to her native Scotland and worked as a director with a leading PR agency before founding Real PR in 2000. She has a hands on approach to all of the agency's work across a wide range of industries. Her specialist expertise includes strategy development, media relations, issues and crisis PR and internal communication.
Recent campaigns include: a campaign to mark five years of Freedom of Information in Scotland; profile raising activity for a social enterprise organisation, Unity Enterprise and a successful campaign to encourage residents of the Ise of Bute to vote for a community buy-out of part of their Island.