New CIPR Fellows Appointed in Northern Ireland
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has awarded Fellowships to two members in recognition of their outstanding work in public relations, service to the Institute and personal achievements within the profession.
Belfast-based Lisa Hamilton-Sturdy is Senior Communications Manager at the Department for Communities and was recognised for her strategic development of the role and counsel to Ministers and board members.
Maurica Mackle, also from Belfast, former head of strategy and development at the Welsh Assembly Government and owner of Mackle Communications, has, for over a decade, been a passionate advocate and leader for public relations as a profession and is respected across her industry, peers and media in Ireland and Wales for her leadership.
Fellows are recognised for their contribution both in terms of their achievements and their potential to continue to shape our profession and the CIPR. It gives me great pleasure to confirm two outstanding professionals in their new status.
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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).