17 new Chartered Practitioners 'a credit to the profession'

The CIPR has welcomed 17 more Chartered PR Professionals (Chart.PR) following an assessment in London, bringing the total number of Chartered Practitioners to 255

The new Chartered Practitioners are:

  • Aamir Abbasi Chart.PR, MCIPR, Dip CIPR
  • Bridget Aherne Chart.PR MCIPR 
  • Farzana Baduel Chart.PR, MCIPR 
  • Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR 
  • Liz Fullick Chart.PR, MCIPR 
  • Philip Gibson Chart.PR, MCIPR, Dip CIPR
  • Judith Green Chart.PR, MCIPR
  • Karen Hyde Chart.PR MCIPR, Dip CIPR 
  • Sally Keith Chart.PR, FCIPR
  • Brooke Kenyon Chart.PR, MCIPR 
  • Christine King Chart.PR, MCIPR 
  • Naj Modak Chart.PR, MCIPR
  • Christopher Newstead Chart.PR, MCIPR, Dip CIPR 
  • Aisling O'Connor Chart.PR, MCIPR, Dip CIPR -
  • Kerry Sheehan Chart.PR, MCIPR
  • Helen Smith Chart.PR, MCIPR 
  • Andrew Stronach Chart.PR, MCIPR

The assessment - led by Ben Verinder Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR Dip CIPR - examined candidates in ethics, strategy and leadership. 


Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President
Employers and clients who take their reputation seriously want to work with trustworthy professionals who can protect and enhance their organisation. Chartered status is an assurance that you operate at the very highest professional and ethical standards. Congratulations to each of today's successful candidates - you are a credit to yourselves and our profession.
Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President

Chartered Practitioner Gallery
This week we're celebrating our 250+ Chartered PR Practitioners. Who can you spot in our Chartered PR Practitioner gallery? You could be there next! 

How to #GetChartered
More people than ever are eligible to apply for Chartered Practitioner Status following recent changes to the assessment criteria. The next assessment day will take place in London on 23 November. Find out more about the process.

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).