CIPR Election 2016 - Results

The CIPR Returning Officer, Martin Turner Chart.PR, MCIPR has declared the result of the CIPR Election 2016.

The elected candidates are as follows:


  • President-Elect for 2017 - Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR
  • Treasurer 2017 - Simon Thompson FCIPR (Elected Unopposed)

Council (two year term, from January 2017):

Open List

  • Stuart Bruce, FCIPR
  • Lindsey Collumbell, Chart.PR MCIPR
  • Jenni Field, MCIPR
  • Ella Minty, Found.Chart.PR MCIPR
  • Anne Gregory, Hon FCIPR
  • Andy Green, FCIPR
  • Laura Sutherland, Chart.PR FCIPR
  • Kevin Taylor, FCIPR

England Regional Groups

  • Hayley James, Chart.PR MCIPR Dip.CIPR
  • Lisa Jones, Chart.PR MCIPR
  • Sarah Roberts. MCIPR Dip.CIPR
  • Steve Shepperson-Smith, Chart.PR MCIPR Dip.CIPR
  • Chris Taylor, MCIPR

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Groups (Elected Unopposed)

  • Jenifer Stirton, FCIPR (Scotland)
  • John Wilkinson, Chart.PR FCIPR (Wales)
  • Samantha Livingstone, Chart.PR MCIPR (Northern Ireland)

Sector Groups (Elected Unopposed)

  • Andrew Bartlett MCIPR (nominated by the STEM Group)
  • Paul Beckford MCIPR (nominated by the Public Affairs Group)
  • Michael Blowers MCIPR, Dip.CIPR (nominated by the Marcomms Group)
  • Rachael Clamp MCIPR (nominated by the Public Affairs Group)
  • Eva Maclaine Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR (nominated by the International Group)
  • Mandy Pearse MCIPR (nominated by the Local Public Services Group)
  • Charlotte Sansom Found.Chart.PR, MCIPR, Dip.CIPR (nominated by the Corporate and Financial Group)
  • Paul Wilkinson FCIPR (nominated by the Construction and Property Group)

Voter turnout was 13.5%. Visit the CIPR Election page for a full report from the election provider, UK Engage.

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).