Four new CIPR Council members appointed for 2016

Four new CIPR Council members have been appointed for 2016, filling vacancies created by two members stepping down at the end of 2015 and two who stepped down during the year.

Although elected Council members serve a two-year term, the Honorary posts of Treasurer and Past President serve on Council for one year only. Accordingly, Stephen Waddington Found.Chart.PR Hon FCIPR and Grant Thoms MCIPR will leave the Council on 31 December 2015. Two elected members resigned mid-year, citing personal or work circumstances.

Sarah Pinch FCIPR, CIPR President 2015
We are sad to see Stephen and Grant move on. The Institute is indebted to them for their service as Honorary Officers and members of Council and the Board of Directors. They have been central to so much of our work in recent years and have my personal thanks as well.

It is very good to see new Council members enthusiastically filling the vacancies and I look forward to welcoming them at the first formal meeting in the new year.
Sarah Pinch FCIPR, CIPR President 2015

The new appointments on Council are candidates from the CIPR Council election held in October 2014 who were on the ballot paper but were the first four runners-up in the election, under the proportional representation system used. This follows the rules as set out within the CIPR's Charter Regulations Section 6, 27(c) which govern the composition of CIPR Council.

The new Council members, whose term will run until 31 December 2016, are:

Members who stepped down in 2015 or whose term ends at the end of the year include:

  • Paul Cullen MCIPR
  • Sarah Hall Chart.PR FCIPR
  • Grant Thoms FCIPR
  • Stephen Waddington Found.Chart.PR Hon FCIPR

The next elections to CIPR Council will be held in Autumn 2016.

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).