CIPR Northern Ireland Members elect Gary McKeown as Group Chair
The CIPR Northern Ireland Group has announced that Gary McKeown will be Group Chair in 2013/14. The Group has over 300 members and represents CIPR members with all levels of experience and from every sector of the PR industry across all counties in Northern Ireland.
Gary was voted in as Chair at the Group’s AGM held at Clifton House in Belfast. Attended by Public Relations professionals from the private, public and voluntary sectors, the AGM also saw the election of Chair Elect, Chris Love, managing director of Love PR, who will take over as Chair in 2014, and the election of a 14-strong committee charged with leading the Institute in its promotion of the Public Relations industry in Northern Ireland.
Gary, previously the Group’s Vice Chair, will replace Gillian Shields as Chair and will lead the Group and Committee over the next year. With almost a decade’s experience in communications, Gary brings with him a record of leadership and innovation in the profession. He is also the longest-serving member of the CIPR’s Northern Ireland Committee.
Over the coming year I will be working with the Northern Ireland Committee to provide a programme of training and events, and aim to raise the profile of the CIPR and the excellent work of its membership.
About the CIPR Groups
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations is represented throughout the UK via our network of 14 regional groups and 11 sectoral groups. Each group runs a programme of events, seminars and networking opportunities and acts as a source of information for what is happening in the profession and the Institute. CIPR members are automatically linked to their local group on joining and are actively encouraged to participate in their region's activities.
About the CIPR
The CIPR is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of public relations, it is the largest organisation of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.