CIPR announces three new Fellows and new Chartered Public Relations Practitioner

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced three new Fellows in recognition of their outstanding work in public relations, service to the Institute and personal achievements within the profession.

The new Fellows are:

  • Chris Harrison FCIPR, ‎Director at JPR, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Gary Taylor FCIPR, Public Relations Officer, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Julie McCabe FCIPR, ‎Managing Director, Massive Public Relations
Sarah Pinch FCIPR, CIPR President 2015
Fellowships are given to those CIPR members who have shown exemplary commitment to the Institute and the Industry, through their professional work and their voluntary work. I look forward to the ongoing contribution that Chris, Gary and Julie will make to the Chartered Institute.
Sarah Pinch FCIPR, CIPR President 2015

Alongside this news, the Institute has also announced that Sandra Gustus MCIPR, former Internal Communications Manager, Nissan Europe, has been announced as the latest Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (Chart.PR).

Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status is awarded to members of the CIPR who can demonstrate an outstanding level of professional practice and knowledge, along with a commitment to continuous learning. This status was first awarded by the Institute in October 2009.

In reviewing Sandra's submission on 'How an Innovation Mindset informed Employee Engagement at Nissan Europe' for stage two of her application for Chartered status, assessors gave particular credit to Sandra's ethical practice, crediting her for demonstrating an understanding of ethics as a constant consideration of practice from a personal perspective but also in relation to advising and counselling clients and senior managers as to appropriate responses to ethical dilemmas.

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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).