CIPR International elect Eva Maclaine as Group Chair
The CIPR International group has announced that Eva Maclaine FCIPR, will be Group Chair in 2013/14. The Group has over 900 members and represents CIPR members who work in an international context, or who wish to develop their careers in an international direction. The group brings together the many different sectors within the international communications industry to network, discuss, and learn from each other about the issues facing communicators working internationally by holding face-to-face events as well as virtual meetings so that colleagues overseas can participate.
Eva was voted in as Chair at the Group’s AGM held at Tapsters Wine Bar, London. Attended by Public Relations professionals from the private, public and voluntary sectors, the AGM also saw the election of a new committee charged with leading the Institute in its promotion of the Public Relations industry in the international sector.
Eva, previously the Group’s Secretary, will replace Matthew Francis as Chair and will lead the Group and Committee over the next year. Eva has been a CIPR Fellow since October 2011.
This is a great time to be taking the helm of such an important CIPR group. CIPR International is perhaps the one group which cuts across all our disciplines. So, whether you work in corporate, financial, public affairs, internal or stakeholder PR, it can have relevance for you, as has also been fully recognised by the CIPR. We have quite a large membership, with almost 1000 members, but they are dispersed throughout the world. The focus for us this year will be to communicate better with them, to listen to what they want, and to give them a really great offer which transcends global boundaries.
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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).