CIPR Fellow Appointed to lead Institute of Management Services

The Institute of Management Services has appointed Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas FCIPR as its President.

Professor Coulson-Thomas is recognised as a leading expert in corporate governance, learning and transformation, competitiveness, direction and leadership, human resources and organisational behaviour. He has written over 60 books and reports and well over 1000 articles, book chapters and conference theme papers. He has been a member of the CIPR since 1978 and Fellow since 1990.

Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President
My ambition is for public relations to have greater recognition as a strategic management discipline and we are actively building relationships with organisations such as the CBI to push our boundaries as a profession. I look forward to offering Professor Coulson-Thomas my personal congratulations and establishing through him, stronger links with the IMS.
Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President
Notes to editors

Notes to editors

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).