Expert business leaders confirmed on 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards judging panel

More than 90 experts from the fields of public relations, marketing and the business world have been confirmed as part of the judging line-up for the 2014 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards ahead of the entry deadline on Tuesday 25 February.

The 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards judging panel features over 60 senior CIPR members and 30 professionals from associated disciplines. They will be responsible for shortlisting hundreds of submission – both from the UK and overseas – after which entrants will be put through their paces at face-to-face panel interviews to decide the award winners.

Judges include:

  • Philip Dewhurst FCIPR, Senior Partner at Instinctif Partners
  • David Gallagher MCIPR, Chief Executive Officer of Ketchum Europe
  • Graham Goodkind MCIPR, Founder and Chairman of Frank PR
  • Matt Tee FCIPR, Chief Operating Officer at NHS Confederation
  • Jackie Brock-Doyle OBE, former Director of Communications and Public Affairs at London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)
  • Katie Lloyd, Deputy Chief Executive of Media Trust
  • Julie Meyer MBE, Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital
  • Victoria Thornton OBE, Founding Director of Open-City

The judging panel will be chaired once again by Helen Dickinson FCIPR, former Director of Communications at John Lewis, and Lionel Zetter FCIPR, Senior Counsel at APCO Worldwide and past President of the CIPR, who will be leading the examination of entrants’ strategic thinking, creative excellence, and outstanding execution.

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Notes to editors

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).