People and networks


WHH Publishing is a contemporary network business that collaborates with public agencies, professional associates, university partners, NGOs and corporates on complex publishing projects.

Virginia Wilton
Principal; BA (ANU), Dip Ed (UPNG), MA, MPhil (Columbia), Honorary Life Member (IPEd)

Virginia began her career as a languages scholar. She taught overseas and in Australia and served on educational boards and committees before taking a part-time job as managing editor of the Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration in the mid-1990s. Since starting up Wilton Hanford Hanover, Virginia has supported leaders in most federal portfolios in communicating as a publishing consultant and lead editor on high-profile reports.

Virginia has collaborated in innovative applications of adult learning theory in public program communications; and in applying publishing expertise in tailored corporate learning, development and change management programs.

Virginia has played a key role in developing the community of practice that quality assures and publishes substantive government information, and in standard-setting and professional development and accreditation in this arena. She is a past president of the Canberra Society of Editors and  served as the inaugural chair of the council of the national Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) of which she is an honorary life member. Her professional, academic and business networks underpin our firm’s capability and capacity to partner on complex, challenging assignments for the federal government. She was a finalist in the 2003 Telstra Business Women’s Awards and is actively involved in carer organisations.