Two-way contest for CIPR President 2014
Miti Ampoma and Lionel Zetter, both fellows of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, are running for the 2014 CIPR presidency.
During 2013 the successful candidate will serve a year as president-elect to Sue Wolstenholme FCIPR, who takes over from current president Sally Sykes FCIPR at the start of next year.
Miti Ampoma is an independent communications specialist with extensive experience in the private and public sector. She is also leader of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Communication Forum and a Public Relations mentor for the Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames.
Lionel Zetter is Senior Counsel at APCO Worldwide, and also Vice President of Public Affairs Asia, and a director of the Enterprise Forum.
With a choice between two strong candidates and a healthy debate about the issues, this election gives CIPR members the opportunity to influence the kind of leadership they think the profession should have over the next two to three years.
Canvassing starts and online voting opens on Monday 8 October, with voting instructions also emailed and paper ballots dispatched. Voting closes on Wednesday 24 October and results will be published on the CIPR website on Friday 26 October or Monday 29 October.
Both candidate statements can be found on the CIPR website. Miti and Lionel will also be interviewed live at 5pm on Tuesday 16 October on CIPR TV, presented by past CIPR President Kevin Taylor FCIPR.
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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).