CIPR launches Governance Consultation

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched a consultation on its governance structure.  

The review aims to align the Institute’s governance structures with its strategic ambitions and ensure the CIPR is sustainable for the future. It is the first time in a decade the PR body has consulted its members on its governance as it looks to modernise its Board and Council and enhance transparency, diversity, and inclusion by attracting a wider range of voices and experiences into its elected positions. The proposed changes to the CIPR’s governance will take place across four key areas:  

  • Board of Directors  
  • Nominations Committee  
  • The President’s Role
  • Council  

As part of the review, the CIPR has launched a governance consultation survey, seeking to make its members' voices and views heard across the four proposed areas of change.

Alastair McCapra, Returning Officer and CIPR Chief Executive

This consultation is the first time we have reviewed our governance for a decade and an important part of our evolution. It will help us build a stronger and more inclusive and diverse Institute that is modern, transparent, and effectively represents the public relations profession. I hope members take a few minutes to share your thoughts and insights. With our National Equality Standard accreditation, we are starting from a good place, and I hope that together, this review will help create a more resilient CIPR, ready to face the challenges of the future. 

Alastair McCapra, Returning Officer and CIPR Chief Executive


About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with over 10,000 members. 

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).