Emma Ann Hughes has joined the CII as communications director.
An NCTJ-qualified and award-winning journalist, Ms Hughes worked for the Financial Times for 16 years. She joined Financial Adviser as a reporter in 2003. She came up with the concept for, developed and launched FTAdviser's CPD Tracker, which greatly increased market engagement.
In recent years she has hosted events, webinars, podcasts and edited FTAdviser and Financial Adviser, both of which were named Trade Publication of the Year under her editorship.
As communications director of the CII, Ms Hughes is in charge of raising the profile of the professional body. She is responsible for the CII's press team, social media, internal communications and member magazines.
Ms Hughes said: "I am excited to join the world's largest professional body for insurance and financial planning, and look forward to engaging with the CII's membership and key stakeholders to support the institute's manifesto commitments to become a modern, relevant and diverse professional body, to better meet the needs of the public and members alike."