CIPR Election 2019 - Results

The CIPR Returning Officer, Martin Turner Found.Chart.PR, MCIPR, has declared the result of the CIPR Election 2019.

The elected candidate is as follows:

  • President-Elect for 2020 - Mandy Pearse Chart.PR, FCIPR

Visit the CIPR Election page for further information and a full report from the election provider.

Amanda Pearse Chart.PR, FCIPR, President-Elect for 2020
I am humbled to walk in the footsteps of some of the giants of our profession. I look forward to supporting Jenni Field, our President for 2020, and I’m committed to delivering the best I can for our profession, institute, volunteers and members.

I’d like to thank those who supported me and everyone who took part, not least Rachel Royall, for a positive debate about the direction of CIPR.
Amanda Pearse Chart.PR, FCIPR, President-Elect for 2020
Emma Leech Found.Chart.PR FCIPR, CIPR President
It is great to see two excellent candidates standing for President and to see a record number of votes cast. The CIPR is in a very strong position to take our profession forward with a new strategy, proactive member engagement and exciting change ahead. I would like to congratulate Mandy on being elected and thank both Mandy and Rachel for standing and for their passionate campaigning.
Emma Leech Found.Chart.PR FCIPR, CIPR President

The President-Elect serves a three-year term of office on the Board of Directors, beginning on 1 January 2020 and ending on 31 December 2022. The candidate elected will serve first as President-Elect, supporting the 2020 President, Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR. After assuming the Presidency for a year in 2021, they will serve a final year as Immediate Past President, once again taking a supporting role before ending their term.


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).