Shortlist announced for IoD Public Relations Award


The IoD and CIPR Public Relations Director of the Year Award will be contested this year by four superb candidates shortlisted from across the public relations profession. They are:

  • Mark Cotton, Assistant Director of Communication and Engagement, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Emma Leech, Director of Communications and Marketing, University of Nottingham
  • Paul Mylrea, Director of Communications, BBC
  • Anneke Rousseau, Head of Communications, Electrical Safety Council 
Denis Lester, IoD Council member
We are delighted by the calibre of candidates for this year’s IoD Public Relations Award – an award that emphasises the critical role of reputational risk to organisations in all sectors of the economy. Managing reputation is a key role of any board, and it is something any IoD member would recognise as a crucial responsibility. We congratulate the shortlisted applicants, whose outstanding ability has brought them to this stage in the award process.
Denis Lester, IoD Council member
Sally Sykes, CIPR President
Congratulations to the four candidates, all of whom have demonstrated effectiveness in proactively managing and safeguarding the reputation of their organisation. There really is no greater recognition of a senior public relations practitioner’s strategic involvement in achieving an organisation’s goals than reaching the final stages of this prestigious award.
Sally Sykes, CIPR President

The winner of the Public Relations Director of the Year Award 2012 will be announced at the CIPR Excellence Awards black tie dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 28 May. This year’s prize is a place on an IoD Director Development programme, lasting two to three days, and a selection of IoD books with a value of over £2,500.

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).

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