Debbi Powton FCIPR

The CIPR is sad to learn of the death on Sunday 26 December of Debbi Powton FCIPR, co-founder and first chair of the CIPR's Greater London Group (GLG).

Debbi co-founded the Group in 1983 and remained on the committee until retiring from her role as secretary in 2020. As well as serving on the GLG committee, she sat on the Institute’s council, was a committee member of both the International and Government Affairs Groups, was a trustee of the iprovision benevolent fund, and was nominated to feature in the body’s ’70 at 70’ campaign in celebration of its 70th anniversary in 2018. She was awarded a fellowship in 1992.

Debbi was co-owner of Sam Weller Associates PR.

Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and former colleagues at this difficult time.

The Greater London Group is dedicating the first DrinknLink of the year in February to Debbi as an opportunity for any CIPR members wanting to remember her. Registration for the event can be found here.