K Bhavani has served in the Singapore public sector for 35 years in various appointments. She was the Director of Public Communications (2008-Jul 2011), and Director of Corporate Communications and the Press Secretary to the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts from 2004 to 2008.

Bhavani is currently running a PR training and consultancy business – International PR Training Pte Ltd. She is also an associate trainer at the Civil Service College, Singapore Business Federation, Marketing Institute of Singapore and NTU-CCE. She has previously lectured in the Nanyang Technological University’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. She taught the undergraduate class and the Masters in Mass Communications class. She was also an Adjunct Senior Fellow of CENS, the Rajaratnam School of International Studies for three years.

She has trained in public communications and government communications to senior officials of the public sector in Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei and other foreign countries.

In these roles, her scope of work was focused on coordinating Whole-of-Government communications, working closely with the other ministries and agencies. She has also handled major campaigns such as the Singapore Season in London and China, and the publicity for President’s Challenge for a few years. She was also responsible for media management for major ASEAN events, the IMF/WB meeting in Singapore and the inaugural WTO meeting.

She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for PR professionals by the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore in 2010. She was given the Global PR Professional award by the Association of Business Communications, India in 2009.