Collins began her career selling eurobonds to fund managers at Merrill Lynch and Dean Witter. She was then involved in a management buyout to set up Ludgate Communications, which was subsequently sold to Interpublic Group.
In December 2014 Collins announced she would be stepping down from her role at MHP, citing the need for a break and her other commitments.
- John Harrington Gay Collins steps down at MHP Communications PR Week, 15 December 2014, accessed 2 July 2015.
- Alec Mattinson Engine merges Mandate, Hogarth and Penrose Financial brands PR Week, 30 September 2010, accessed 2 July 2015.
- John Harrington Former MHP executive chair Gay Collins joins Montfort PR Week, 16 March 2015, accessed 2 July 2015.