Anisah AkhtarHead of Student Experience and Corporate Communications, Luton Sixth Form College

From a degree in Education and Philosophy from UCL, to starting my career off in the admissions field, I fell into PR in your not-so traditional way. I am now Head of Student Experience and Corporate Communications for one of the oldest, largest and most academically successful sixth form colleges in the country. Call it luck, or call it fate but I couldn’t have chosen a more perfect career for myself. I am the youngest female, ethnic minority Head of Department in the colleges history (that’s going on a tattoo at some point!)  All jokes aside, I would not be where I am without the support of my family, my incredible Boss and community that I am honoured to be part of.  Luton is a thriving place to live and work in so many ways, and to be able to showcase our town on a national platform with the opportunities I am given is something I take as a privilege.

Why did you say yes to become a CommsHero Ambassador?

Erm, why would I say anything but! When I was asked by Asif to join the team, I genuinely felt so humbled! To be part of a group of incredible leaders in the field of Communications was something I was going to take full advantage of. Stumbling across Asif and the team #CommsHero, really is a milestone in my career and I am really looking forward to expanding my network and meeting incredibly talented people which I just know I will learn so much from!