Five new fellows honoured for outstanding contributions to public relations

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced five new Fellows in recognition of their outstanding work in public relations, service to the Institute and personal achievements within the profession.

The new fellows are:

Nicola Bothwell Chart.PR, FCIPR

Nicola has passionately advocated the importance of professionalism in PR. She has devoted time to developing young PR practitioners through mentoring and work placements schemes, whilst playing an active role in the CIPR Northern Ireland group.


Andrew Cooper Chart.PR, FCIPR

Andrew has consistently championed the merits of professional development and CIPR membership. Throughout a career spanning more than twenty years, Andrew has proved himself to be a strategic thinker and thought leader in healthcare communications.

Chris Holly Chart.PR, FCIPR

Chris has demonstrated a tremendous commitment to progressing public relations leadership through the CIPR’s Council, Professional Development and Membership and Finance Committees. An ardent CPD advocate, Chris has played a key role in nurturing the next generation of PR practitioners by inspiring those from diverse backgrounds to pursue higher education opportunities.

Penny Norton Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR, Dip CIPR

Penny formed the CIPR’s Construction and Property Special Interest Group (CAPSIG) in 2002 to provide a much-needed communication forum for PR professionals in two of the largest sectors in the economy. She ran the group for six years and has demonstrated thought leadership on excellence in property communications.

Charlotte Sansom Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR, Dip CIPR

Charlotte has worked tirelessly to augment professional standards through her work with the CIPR’s Professional Practices Committee and Corporate & Financial Group. She's also worked closely with the Global Alliance on the development of the Global Body of Knowledge (GBOK) and has passionately communicated the benefits of CIPR membership and professional development.

Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Chart.PR, CIPR President 2017
CIPR fellows play an invaluable role in promoting professionalism and best practice in our industry. Nicola, Andrew, Chris, Penny and Charlotte deserve praise for their selfless dedication to our profession. They are a credit to the industry and I look forward to their ongoing contribution to the CIPR's mission.
Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Chart.PR, CIPR President 2017

The CIPR awards Fellowship to members of the CIPR twice each year in recognition of outstanding contribution to the CIPR and the public relations profession. The deadline for the next round of nominations is midday on Thursday 13th April.

Find out more about CIPR Fellowship and the nomination process.

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).