'Fellows are strategic advisers operating at the top of their game ' - CIPR Creates 8 New Fellows
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has awarded Fellowship of the Institute to eight members, following our first quarterly review of nominations.
Fellowship is awarded to members in recognition of longstanding achievement and service to the CIPR and the wider public relations profession. Today's new Fellows are strategic advisers operating at the top of their game who are committed to ethical practice and giving back for everyone’s benefit. I would like to congratulate and thank you all for all your work.
William Church Chart.PR, FCIPR, Dip CIPR
William has been a member of the CIPR for over 10 years, joining at the inception of the CIPR Channel Islands group. He was elected Group Chair in September 2018. He is a keen supporter of continual professional development and sits on an independent advisory group to the Jersey Royal industry that coordinates PR on behalf of the industry.
Martin Flegg Chart.PR, FCIPR
Martin has been a member of the CIPR for nearly 10 years, an active committee member of the CIPR Inside group and Treasurer since March 2018. He is an advocate for CIPR CPD, #GetChartered and promotes best practice in the debate about the future of the profession.
Sara McCracken Chart.PR, FCIPR, Dip CIPR
Sara co-founded Women in PR Northern Ireland - a highly successful not for profit organisation, which was launched on International Women’s Day 2018 and has over 250 active members. She has continued to commit to her professional development after completing the CIPR Diploma in 2017, followed by achieving Chartered PR Practitioner status in the same year.
Jo Field FCIPR
Jo has been involved in the Diversity & Inclusion Forum (DIF) and has been a member of the Construction and Property Special Interest Group (CAPSIG) committee since October 2017. She was elected Vice-Chair of CAPSIG in September 2018. For International Women’s Day this year, she was named among the top ten most inspirational women in public affairs, from a list of over 200 nominees.
Peter Holt Chart.PR, FCIPR
Peter has held numerous senior roles within the public sector and many voluntary roles supporting young people and other associations as a non-executive director. Peter has served on the CIPR Local Public Service Group for 10 years, organising and hosting the annual conference and writing a regular column for PR Week.
Shirley Collyer FCIPR
Shirley recently retired after 25 years leading strategic communications consultancy Lansons, where she was a Board Director, seeing the company grow from 14 people to over 100. Her CIPR career began in the 1990s and she joined the International Group’s committee in 2015, overseeing their first conference. In 2019 she joined the CIPR’s Board of Directors.
Anne-Marie Lacey Chart.PR, FCIPR
In addition to winning the CIPR’s Outstanding Young Communicator award in the PRide and Excellence awards, Anne-Marie has provided outstanding leadership to the North East Committee and created employment opportunities in the region through the establishment of her agency, Filament PR. She achieved Chartered PR Practitioner status in 2017 and continues to commit to her continuing professional development.
Michelle Canning FCIPR, Dip CIPR
Michelle co-founded Women in PR Northern Ireland - a highly successful not for profit organisation, which was launched on International Women’s Day 2018 and has over 250 active members. She chairs the leadership work of the NI Public Sector Communications Forum, which seeks to support professional communications excellence.
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).