New CIPR Board bring "challenge and expertise to help us ensure our focus is on our members"
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced the line-up of the Institute's Board of Directors for 2020.
The new Board comprises senior public relations professionals from a range of award-winning consultancies and in-house teams with all three Honorary Officer positions held by women for the second year running.
- President: Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR
- Vice President: Mandy Pearse Chart.PR, FCIPR
- Vice President: Emma Leech Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR
- Mike Browne MCIPR
- Trudy Lewis Chart.PR, MCIPR
- Eva Maclaine Found.Chart, FCIPR
- Advita Patel ChartPR FCIPR
- Steve Shepperson-Smith Chart.PR, MCIPR
- John Wilkinson Chart.PR, FCIPR
Having volunteered with the CIPR since 2012 I’m really excited to take on the role of President. I’m delighted to have a strong team with me on Board and on Council with individuals who bring challenge and expertise to help us ensure our focus is on our members.
The two co-opted members to the board were chosen because I wanted to make sure we had senior agency representation as well as some diversity of thought. I know Rachel has a passion for development and professionalism in her team and being outside London will ensure she brings a perspective of our members who are not in the capital. Benjamin and I have worked together for a number of years so I know his background in engineering and psychology complements and challenges my own.
We have lots to do in 2020 as we enter a new decade. My focus will be on ensuring we talk more about the different elements of PR with content and events linked to public affairs, marketing communications and internal communications. Equally, I want to see more and more people taking their professional conduct seriously and investing in their development – whether that is a qualification, getting chartered or listening to podcasts – there is something for everyone and I firmly believe we need to develop ourselves to better serve those we work for.
You can read more about my plans and the year ahead here and you can email me anytime at Jenni@redefiningcomms.com
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).