CIPR announces new Chair of Judges for awards
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is pleased to announce that, for the first time in eight years, a new Chair of Judges for its awards have been appointed.
Following a call for applications, Emma Leech Dip CIPR, FCIPR, Found. Chart. PR and Kevin Read FCIPR will take up the role overseeing both the CIPR's Excellence Awards which have been running for 39 years and the regional PRide Awards which have been running for 20 years.
Emma is Global Marketing Director at Heriot-Watt University and a past-President of the Institute while Kevin is CEO of PR and communications agency, Pembroke and Rye, and a CIPR Fellow. Their responsibilities include acting as the final decision makers on judging queries, providing guidance to the panel of judges, and maintaining high standards of judging across the CIPR Awards schemes.
Their first job will be to oversee the initial round of Excellence Awards judging and shortlist announcement on Thursday March 30.
The CIPR Awards are the most prestigious, recognised, and long-running awards in the industry. They are also famously the most rigorously judged and, as a result, help to set standards for practice across the global PR landscape. It is an honour to take up this role and I look forward to working with the team and the judges and seeing the many brilliant entries this year and for many years to come.
The CIPR Awards are the best in the business. I'm delighted to have been appointed as Chair of Judges and look forward to seeing the array of strategic, creative, and brilliantly executed entries on offer from across the industry and reading about the contribution these have made to your clients, businesses, and society.
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with nearly 10,000 members.
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).