Gilding joins Maitland as a senior consultant, having spent the past year working as a corporate comms consultant at F&C Asset Management.
She previously spent almost six years at hedge fund group GAM, where she headed comms, covering private clients, single manager funds and hedge funds products across Europe, US and Asia.
Gilding ran her own consultancy, Anne Gilding & Associates, for seven years, initially representing GAM as a consultant as well as clients including ABN Amro, Vernalis Group and the BioIndustry Association. She has also held senior in-house roles at Vernalis Group, UBS, Powergen and Salomon Brothers.
Neil Bennett, Maitland's CEO, said: 'Anne brings further depth of expertise to our international financial services practice. She is a well-known comms professional and I look forward to working with her.'
Last month Maitland announced Brunswick partner Tom Buchanan will join the firm as a senior partner at the end of his notice period in mid-September after 18 years at his former agency.