New CIPR Board and Council announced for 75th anniversary year

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced the line-up of its Board of Directors for 2023 as well as the makeup of its Council for 2023-2024.

The new Board comprises senior public relations and marketing professionals with vast experience working within in-house teams, consultancies, academia, the public sector, and not-for-profit bodies

Honorary officers

  • President: Steve Shepperson-Smith Chart. PR, FCIPR
  • Vice President: Rachel Roberts Chart.PR. MCIPR
  • Vice President: Rachael Clamp Chart.PR. FCIPR

Elected members

  • Avril Lee, MCIPR
  • Daniel Gerrella Chart.PR, MCIPR
  • Anne Gregory Hon. FCIPR
  • Hayley James Chart.PR. FCIPR
  • Chris Love Chart.PR.FCIPR
  • Rebecca Zeitlin Chart,PR. MCIPR

Co-opted members

  • Noha Al-Afifi
  • Riaz Kanani
CIPR President Steve Shepperson-Smith Chart. PR, FCIPR

The CIPR is 75 years old and this year we will celebrate the contribution of our fast-growing member and graduate communities to the development of our industry and to societies in over 80 countries. Our Charter and mission have never been more relevant, and in 2023 we will launch initiatives to get more trained communication professionals on Boards, with a mandate to grow reputation capital by cultivating two-way relationships with stakeholders.

To that end, the CIPR will also continue to campaign to make our industry more representative of the audiences with whom we communicate, and our Board and Council will be explicitly working towards our Institute becoming the first membership organisation to achieve the National Equality Standard. Additionally, I know the Board and Council are absolutely committed to further improve the experience of every member, supported by our brilliant employee and volunteer teams. There has never been a better time for practitioners to invest in their career development by joining the CIPR.

CIPR President Steve Shepperson-Smith Chart. PR, FCIPR

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with over 10,000 members.

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).