CIPR unveils new energy think tank

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has announced the line-up of its new Energy Leadership Platform (ELP), following widespread interest from members. 

Led by co-chairs Ella Minty Found.Chart.PR MCIPR and Paddy Blewer MCIPR, the ELP will engage on key issues relating to the energy industry nationally and internationally from next month.

The new member-led think tank will comprise of seventeen senior qualified professionals with extensive experience in the provision of both in house and external communications advice across the energy industrial value chain.

Energy Leadership Platform members:

  • Aamir Abbasi MCIPR, DipCIPR – Al Khair Foundation
  • Stephen Ballard MCIPR – Managing Director, BCM Public Relations
  • Kim Blomley – Vice President Communications, Wood Mackenzie
  • Cristina Chapman MCIPR – Communications Manager, British Geological Survey 
  • Rollo Crichton-Stuart MCIPR – Board Director, Lansons
  • Bieneosa Ebite MCIPR, DipCIPR – Senior PR Manager, Centrica
  • George Eykyn MCIPR – Former Director of Communications, British Gas
  • Yasser Mohamed MCIPR – Events and Sponsorship Manager, Sadara Chemical Company
  • Stuart Neil MCIPR– former Senior Director for External Affairs and Communication, World Energy Council
  • Claire Newell MCIPR – Corporate Communications Programme Director, World Association of Nuclear Operators
  • Anthea Pitt MCIPR – Director Global Public Relations, Wood Mackenzie
  • Jamie Robertson – Managing Director Corporate Reputation, Ketchum
  • Abbie Sampson – Director of External Affairs, Energy UK 
  • Roseanne Thomas MCIPR, DipCIPR – Head of Communications and Stakeholder, Cadent
  • Nick Turton MCIPR – External Affairs Director, Energy Institute
  • Gordon Welsh MCIPR – Head of Communications, Dana Petroleum
  • Gareth Wynn – Stakeholder and Communications Director, Oil and Gas UK  
Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President
The CIPR's mission in 2018 is to assert public relations' value as a strategic management function. Nowhere is our case more strongly evidenced than in the energy sectors. The oil and gas, petrochemical, nuclear, mining, power and renewable sectors are brimming with talented communications professionals delivering business-critical advice to clients and employers. The new Energy Leadership Platform will give these professionals a voice and help public relations gain the respect it deserves at board level.
Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President

For further information on the ELP, please email Ella Minty Found.Chart.PR, MCIPR or Paddy Blewer MCIPR

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).