CIPR comments on Matt Tee's appointment as Chief Executive of IPSO

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has commented on the appointment of Matt Tee FCIPR as Chief Executive of the new Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), who will begin its role as the new independent regulator the UK's newspapers and magazines the end of September.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
The establishment of the Independent Press Standards Organisation is a positive move forward for the future credibility and accountability of journalism, and in Matt Tee, as a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Public Relations, they have appointed a Chief Executive with a record of commitment to promoting and upholding the highest professional standards in public relations. It the CIPR’s belief that this new independent body should build on previous models of regulation to be about more than complaints, covering media standards and ethics, and supported by a strong, non-statutory code of practice for journalists, that places an emphasis on professional development. Without a free and open press, the public relations profession would be hindered in upholding its commitment to transparency, accountability and professional standards, as outlined in the CIPR’s code of conduct.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
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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).