38 candidates to contest the 2014 CIPR Council election
Nominations closed on Monday 11 August in the 2014 elections for senior Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) volunteer posts.
At the deadline, there were 38 nominations for 24 positions on CIPR Council and two nominations for the position of CIPR Honorary Treasurer.
Rob Brown FCIPR, Managing Partner of PR, digital and social media communications consultancy Rule 5, is the only candidate for CIPR President-Elect 2015 and will be elected unopposed.
The practice of public relations is undergoing a significant upheaval. It has become obvious in recent years that PR needs to change to remain relevant. The CIPR has emerged as a trailblazer in modernising public relations practice in the UK and across the world and in raising standards of professionalism. I'm very honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead the Institute and continue that process.
Details of Council and Honorary Treasurer candidates and candidate statements can be accessed via the following links:
- Honorary Treasurer – view nominations
- Open List – eight seats, any Voting Member may be nominated – view nominations
- Sector groups – eight seats, nominated by the CIPR Sector Groups – view nominations
- English regions – five seats, nominated by the CIPR England Regional Groups – view nominations
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reserved seats on the CIPR Council and where there is more than one candidate put forward by the National Group, they are elected by a ballot held within those countries:
- Scotland – one seat, nominated by the CIPR Scotland Group – view nominations
- Wales – one seat, nominated by the CIPR Wales Group – view nomination
- Northern Ireland – one seat, nominated by the CIPR Northern Ireland Group – view nomination
Voting for these roles will open on Monday 1 September and close on Monday 22 September 2014.
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).