CIPR Council member is new Chair of Global Alliance
Dr Anne Gregory FCIPR, Professor of Public Relations and Director of the Centre for Public Relations Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, is the new Chair of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management, from Monday 3 June 2013.
The Global Alliance, founded by the CIPR and other country-based public relations professional bodies, sets out to define universal principles and promote professional standards. It’s most recent outstanding achievement is the promulgation of the Melbourne Mandate, which argued for public relations professionals to define and maintain an organisation’s character and values, build a culture of listening and engagement and to instil responsible behaviours by individuals and organisations.
Dr Gregory was the first female academic to lead the CIPR and was the President who led the Institute to gaining a Royal Charter in recognition of its leading role in UK public relations.
Originally a broadcast journalist, Anne spent 10 years as a senior practitioner before moving on to academia. She was awarded the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal in 2009 for her outstanding contribution to public relations. Anne was elected to the CIPR Council for a second term in 2011.
The globalisation of the profession is the next big challenge for public relations. There is a need to build a truly worldwide consensus, not just on the nature of the practice, but also on the values that should inform and guide it. The Global Alliance and its members are at the vanguard of this movement.
Anne is an academic who has always worked hard to maintain the links between theory and practice. As leader of the IPR she guided us through the final stages of gaining the Royal Charter which is one of the most significant milestones in the history of UK public relations. I welcome her new role and look forward to working with her as Chair of the Global Alliance.
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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).