CIPR 2018 Board offers 'youth, diversity and strong female leadership'

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has announced the line-up of the Institute's Board of Directors for 2018.

The 2018 Board features two non-members - Ariatu PR Founder, Ronke Lawal and Finsbury Associate, Shamma Kelly - who have been co-opted by 2018 President Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR.

The new Board comprises PR professionals from a diverse range of award-winning consultancies and in-house teams.​ The 60:40 female-to-male ratio reflects the gender balance of the industry as identified by the Institute's State of the Profession research earlier this year.

Honorary officers:

Elected members:

Co-opted members:

Sarah Hall Chart.PR,  FCIPR, CIPR President-Elect
I’ve a vision of a dynamic, progressive and assertive CIPR, that leads from the front, sets the agenda, and promotes the value of public relations. Your new board supports and will drive these goals to take the Institute forward.

I’m thrilled that your new board offers both youth and experience, diversity and strong female representation. We need to represent the industry we serve. This is the start of that change.

Finally, I'd like to thank Jason and the previous board for all their hard work over the past year.
Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President-Elect
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).