New CIPR Board features "a wealth of talent representing the diversity of PR practice"
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced the line-up of its Board of Directors for 2022.
The new Board comprises senior public relations professionals from a range of award-winning consultancies, public sector bodies, and in-house teams with experience in academia, recruitment, public affairs, and more.
This Institute has also announced quarterly Town Hall events for members in 2022. The events will be hosted by CIPR President, Rachel Roberts, and will feature guest speakers. Find out more and register for the first event on January 24 (5.30 pm) with BBC correspondent, Phil Mackie.
- President: Rachel Roberts Chart.PR. MCIPR
- Vice President: Steve Shepperson-Smith Chart. PR, FCIPR
- Vice President: Amanda Pearse Chart. PR, FCIPR
- Cornelius Alexander Found. Chart.PR FCIPR
- Daniel Gerrella Chart.PR, MCIPR
- Anne Gregory Hon. FCIPR
- Hayley James Chart.PR. FCIPR
- Chris Love Chart.PR.FCIPR
- Rebecca Zeitlin Chart,PR. MCIPR
A key focus in my year as President is broadening the representation of practitioners who engage with CIPR from across the PR industry and this mission is reflected within the composition of this year’s CIPR Board which features a wealth of talent representing the diversity of PR practice and practitioner community. I’m excited to welcome our five new elected Board Members and I’m grateful that complementing these fresh perspectives will be continuity from the existing Board Members comprising the Executive Officers, Hayley James who was elected to the Board in 2021 and Rachael Clamp who has kindly agreed to continue as a co-opted Board Member for a second term.
The Board will be further strengthened through the inclusion of our second co-opted Board Member, Natasha Ferguson who’s ten-year career experience in journalism, PR, lobbying, D&I, and her perspective as both a mid-stage practitioner and non-CIPR member will be hugely valued.
Collectively as a Board we will work hard to support the CIPR and our members, as well as welcoming new voices to join the CIPR, get involved and commit to professional, ethical standards of practice so we can increase recognition for the distinction of chartered PR practice and the value of our industry to wider society.
TOWN HALL EVENT - 24/01/22
Each quarter CIPR members will be invited to our new Town Hall events to hear about CIPR events and activities set to launch, plus have the chance to feed in your ideas and question the CIPR President. At each event, we’ll be joined by a special guest speaker. Our first event in January will feature BBC correspondent, Phil Mackie.
Find out more and register online.
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 in the UK and overseas with nearly 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).