CIPR Election 2013 - results

Sarah Pinch MCIPR is confirmed as CIPR President-Elect for 2014 and will be joined on the board by Dave Sanders FCIPR, who has been returned as Treasurer for a third year. Both stood unopposed, so no ballot was held, but following the conclusion of the election they can now be confirmed in their roles, which will commence on 1 January 2014.

Seven CIPR Council seats were contested by 15 candidates. The ballot opened on 15 October and closed on 29 October. The following candidates were elected:

Sue Wolstenholme FCIPR, CIPR President
I would like to congratulate Sarah and Dave, both of whom have already made a great contribution to the CIPR through their service on the Executive Board, Council and through their regional groups. I would also like to offer my congratulations to all the candidates who stood for Council, whether or not they were successful, on a good, lively election which was positive and friendly throughout. Everyone who stood has demonstrated the personal leadership that organisations like the CIPR need from their members in order to thrive. I believe that any one of the 15 candidates would have made a sterling contribution and I hope that those who didn’t make it will consider how else they can be involved in our governance, our networks, our work on professional standards and on policy.
Sue Wolstenholme FCIPR, CIPR President

A total of 578 votes were cast in the Council election.

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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).