Rhian Moore awarded 2023 CIPR Sir Stephen Tallents' Medal
CIPR President, Steve Shepperson-Smith has presented Rhian Moore FCIPR with the Sir Stephen Tallents' Medal, awarded at the discretion of the President to recognise outstanding achievement in public relations practice by a CIPR member. The Medal was announced and awarded at last week’s CIPR Cymru PRide Awards.
Rhian is a sitting member of the CIPR Council having previously volunteered for the CIPR’s Cymru Group for 20 years, serving as Chair from 2018-2022. She currently works as Head of Internal Communications for Great Western Railway and has also worked in senior public relations roles for Tata Steel, Dyfed Powys Police, Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Councils and Simbec -Orion Ltd. Rhian's professionalism extends beyond her PR roles; she actively serves as the Chief Commissioner for the Scout Association in Wales (Scouts Cymru) and was previously a Trustee for Victim Support Cymru.
Rhian's outstanding leadership of the CIPR's Cymru Group and the impact she has had across many organisations as both an employee and volunteer reflect her profound dedication to our profession. Rhian is a worthy winner of the Sir Stephen Tallents' medal in the CIPR's 75th anniversary year, embodying the positive impact all CIPR members seek to have on societies around the world.
I was overwhelmed, delighted and humbled to receive the award, it took a few moments to realise it was me. I believe we should do our best to leave the world a better place and everything I do links to sharing my skills and helping other people. I've been very lucky to be able to do this surrounded by great people.
Thank you to those who nominated me and to the CIPR and Steve, our President, for the award.
The Sir Stephen Tallents Medal was named after the founding President of the CIPR. It has been awarded since 1984 to recognise exceptional achievement in public relations practice by a CIPR member. Winners of the CIPR medals in previous years can be found 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 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).