CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Members elect Gary Taylor as Group Chair

The CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Group has announced that Gary Taylor will be Group Chair in 2013/14. The Group has over 500 members and represents CIPR members with all levels of experience and from every sector of the PR industry across the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region.

Gary was voted in as Chair at the Group’s AGM held at The Rose Bowl, Leeds Metropolitan University. 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 Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Gary, previously the Group’s Vice Chair, will replace Deborah Copeland as Chair and will lead the Group and Committee over the next year. Gary steps into the Chair's role having spent two years as Deputy Group Chair. He has been an Accredited Practitioner of the CIPR since 2007 and is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Gary Taylor MA, MCIPR, MCLIP, Chair of the CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Group commented on his election:

Gary Taylor MA, MCIPR, MCLIP, Chair of the CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Group
I'm happy and honoured to have been elected Chair of the Group. As Deputy Group Chair, I worked with out-going Chair, Deborah Copeland, on a range of events and initiatives and I know just what a tough act she is to follow. I look forward to working with the new Group Committee and colleagues at Russell Square to keep the CIPR a visible presence which promotes the professional nature of modern public relations, and which supports and engages with members across Yorkshire & Lincolnshire.
Gary Taylor MA, MCIPR, MCLIP, Chair of the CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Group
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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).