CIPR awards three new Fellowships in recognition of outstanding contributions to public relations

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today announced the appointment of three new Fellows, who have been awarded the Institute’s highest grade of membership in recognition of their significant contributions to the CIPR and the public relations industry.

CIPR Fellows are an integral part of the CIPR's member base, helping to promote professionalism, raise awareness of CIPR membership and demonstrate best practice within the industry by contributing to the Institute's working groups, panels and consultations.

The three new Fellows are:

  • Alex Aiken FCIPR, Executive Director of Government Communications
  • Richard Bailey FCIPR, senior lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, editor of Behind the Spin, and contributing Author to Share This Too
  • Aileen Thompson FCIPR, former Director of Corporate Communications at Vodafone
Sukhjit Singh Grewal
CIPR Fellowship is our highest grade of membership, bestowed upon those who hold invaluable experience and who have served our profession admirably. We know that our new Fellows will play an important role within the CIPR, helping us continue to highlight and improve the professional standing of our industry and the practitioners who work within it. We congratulate Alex, Richard and Aileen on their industry recognition and look forward to working with them all in the future.
Sukhjit Singh Grewal
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).


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