CIPR appoints new Chief Executive

The CIPR has today announced the appointment of Alastair McCapra as their new Chief Executive.

Currently Chief Executive of the Landscape Institute, Alastair has considerable experience in strategic leadership and the development of professional institutions and membership bodies.

He was recruited through an open process by a panel including CIPR President Sue Wolstenholme and other members of the CIPR Executive Board.

Alastair will take post from 4 November 2013.

Sue Wolstenholme FCIPR, CIPR President
I am pleased to announce that the CIPR has recruited Alastair. He has considerable experience of leading professional bodies and can take us to the next level of our development and maybe even further. Alastair will take over from Jane Wilson and I know that the Board would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her leadership over the last three years and wish her the very best for the future.
Sue Wolstenholme FCIPR, CIPR President
Alastair McCapra
I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chief Executive of the CIPR. All professions, and the bodies which represent them, are under incredible pressure in the modern world and I will be bringing to the CIPR my experience of how others are rising to these challenges. I want to ensure that the PR profession is well equipped to respond positively to changes in technology, client expectations and regulation. I also want to ensure that it is highly regarded both by its clients and by society more widely. I look forward to working with the Board and Council, and to meeting members around the country in the coming months, as well as taking part in exciting events such as the Public Relations Show.
Alastair McCapra
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).