CIPR and IoD announce 2013 Director of the Year Shortlist

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in partnership with the Institute of Directors (IoD) has today announced its shortlist for the prestigious annual CIPR IoD Director of the Year award.

The award is presented to the CIPR member who can best demonstrate their effectiveness of managing, and safeguarding, the reputation of their organisation either in a time of crisis or over a long term reputational initiative. In order to win the prize, the CIPR member must advise a board, MD or Chairman, on reputational risk or other aspects of reputation management that have a significant impact on their organisation and its stakeholders.

This year’s shortlisted candidates are:

  • Amanda Coleman, Head of Corporate Communications for Greater Manchester Police
  • Emma Gilpin-Jacobs, Global Director of Communications for the FT Group
  • Stephen Jolly, Director of External Affairs & Communications for the University of Cambridge
  • Sadie Visick, Communications and Marketing Director for AQA

Each shortlisted candidate will now be invited to sit before a 5 person judging panel chaired by Jane Wilson MCIPR, CIPR CEO, for the final step of the judging process.

The winner will be presented with the award at this year’s CIPR Excellence Awards on Monday 3 June 2013 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Jane Wilson MCIPR, CIPR Chief Executive
This year’s entries were all of a very high standard, exemplifying the strategic importance of reputation management and the value that public relations practitioners bring to their organisations. I look forward to meeting with this year’s shortlisted candidates to learn more about their experiences of safeguarding the reputation of their respective organisations.
Jane Wilson MCIPR, CIPR Chief Executive
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public relations (CIPR) is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of PR, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.