Our People

We are widely respected financial services specialists, with unrivalled industry expertise.

PritchittBland Communications is jointly owned by Claudia Pritchitt and Leeanne Bland, who between them have over 50 years’ experience in communications, public relations and marketing.

Claudia Pritchitt

Director and principal

Claudia has over 25 years’ public relations consulting experience in both Australia and the UK, with almost 20 years in the financial services industry. In 2003 she co-founded Pritchitt Partners, which later became PritchittBland Communications.

She specialises in financial and investment strategic communications and content creation.

Claudia is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree (English and History) from the University of Sydney.

Leeanne Bland

Director and principal

Leeanne has 30 years’ financial services and investment communication experience including journalism, public relations consulting and marketing communications.

As a journalist, she has written for and edited a diverse range of financial services and personal finance publications including the Sydney Morning Herald personal finance section, Money Management newspaer, and NEWS.com.au. She has also worked in-house in marketing and media relations roles at the ASX, Centric Wealth and AMP.

Leeanne holds a Commerce and Marketing degree from the University of Western Sydney.

Judith Buchan

Account director

Judith Buchan is a media and communications specialist with more than 15 years experience in corporate communications and business journalism.

She has worked for Business Review Weekly, Accountancy Age and Mortgage Professional Australia as a journalist, and has held communications and marketing roles at Wilson Asset Management and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Judith has served as a Committee member to the West Australian chapter of ICON and the New South Wales branch of the Asia Pacific Professional Services Marketing Association (APSMA).

Gabi Pool

Account manager

Gabi has almost a decade’s marketing experience in the financial services industry, primarily in the insurance industry in South Africa before moving to Australia in early 2020.

She was most recently with Hollard Life, South Africa’s largest privately owned insurer, as marketing manager for the Group Risk division, and she has worked with Hollard for a decade in both Johannesburg and Sydney.

Gabi has an Honours degree in Marketing Communication from the University of Johannesburg, and has particular experience in brand management, communications and digital strategies.

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