CIPR members vote Lionel Zetter as President-Elect
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced today that Lionel Zetter FCIPR will be President in 2014.
In a closely fought two-way election, Lionel, who was up against Miti Ampoma FCIPR, polled 54% of the vote. Lionel will serve on the CIPR Executive Board in 2013 as President-Elect alongside next year's President Sue Wolstenholme.
It is an honour to be elected as the CIPR's President for 2014. I look forward to working with the CIPR's hugely professional staff, and to representing our members once again.
I am sure Lionel will lead the CIPR very effectively and build upon the work done by the team and the Board in championing the PR profession and advancing professional standards. It has been a pleasure to work with Lionel already on CIPR Board and he will bring experience, enthusiasm and commitment to the role of President Elect, becoming President in 2014. I wish Lionel every success.
CIPR Members also voted on seven seats on the Institute's Council. These will be taken by Professor Anne Gregory FCIPR, Deborah Copeland MCIPR, Stuart Bruce MCIPR, Pete Biggs MCIPR, Dan Large MCIPR, Eva Maclaine FCIPR and Sandra Bauer MCIPR.
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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).