New senior appointments at iprovision

Leading local government PR specialist Pat Gaudin Found. Chart. PR, FCIPR has been appointed Chair of the CIPR's benevolent fund, iprovision, with communications director and consultant Annette Spencer Chart.PR, FCIPR confirmed as Vice Chair.

Having been a trustee for over eight years, Pat recently served as iprovision's Deputy Chair, helping the organisation to fulfil its ambition of supporting PR practitioners and their families in times of need.

She has been a CIPR member since 1991, has served on Council and Board and has chaired both the CIPR Local Public Services and the former Professional Development & Membership Committee. In 2013, she was awarded the Sir Stephen Tallents medal for exceptional achievement in PR practice.

Annette Spencer Chart.PR, FCIPR has worked in a number of senior communications roles in the financial services sector, including Director of Communications at The Investment Association and UK Head of Communications for RSA Insurance.

Annette has recently completed interim contracts at Zurich Insurance and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is a past chairman of the CIPR Corporate and Financial group and sits on the CIPR’s Finance Committee.

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).