2014 CIPR Elections - results
Following the close of the ballot at 5pm Monday 22 September, the results of the 2014 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) elections have now been announced.
A total of 1,100 votes were cast in the election, a 90% increase on last year’s turnout.
Rob Brown FCIPR is confirmed as CIPR President-Elect 2015, after standing unopposed.
Grant Thoms MCIPR is confirmed CIPR Honorary Treasurer, after a two-way contest.
Eight CIPR Council seats were contested on the Open List by 20 candidates. The following candidates were elected:
- Stuart Bruce MCIPR
- Lindsey Collumbell MCIPR
- Richard Evans MCIPR
- Andy Green FCIPR
- Anne Gregory FCIPR
- Sarah Hall FCIPR
- Jason MacKenzie FCIPR
- Jenifer Stirton FCIPR
Eight CIPR Council seats were contested on the Sector Groups List by 10 candidates. The following candidates were elected:
- Andrew Bartlett MCIPR (CIPR STEM)
- Rachael Clamp MCIPR (CIPR Public Affairs)
- David Hamilton MCIPR (CIPR Fifth Estate)
- Eva Maclaine FCIPR (CIPR International)
- Mandy Pearse MCIPR (CIPR Local Public Services)
- Katherine Raven MCIPR (CIPR Fifth Estate)
- Jenni Wheller MCIPR (CIPR Inside)
- Paul Wilkinson FCIPR (CIPR Construction & Property)
Five CIPR Council seats were contested on the English Regions List by eight candidates. The following candidates were elected:
- Paul Cullen MCIPR (CIPR Greater London)
- Lisa Jones MCIPR (CIPR Midlands)
- Pam Lloyd MCIPR (CIPR South West)
- Justin McKeown FCIPR (CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)
- Abi Whitfield MCIPR (CIPR North West)
Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have reserved seats on the CIPR Council, and the following candidates were elected:
- Northern Ireland: Chris Love MCIPR, after standing unopposed
- Scotland: Laura Sutherland MCIPR
- Wales: John Wilkinson FCIPR, after standing unopposed
Congratulations to everyone who stood in this year’s elections. Your active campaigning and participation in a lively debate has been a fantastic demonstration of the collective leadership needed to continue our march towards professionalism in public relations. In 2014 we've built fantastic momentum as we head towards 2015 and the tenth anniversary of the CIPR's Royal Charter. After making important changes to our governance we now have the opportunity to work in a streamlined structure enabling us to respond more effectively to our members’ needs, and exercise effective leadership of the profession.
A full election report, as well as detailed results tables for each list, is available to download from the CIPR website.
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).