Statement from CIPR Election Returning Officer

Alastair McCapra, the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), who serves as Returning Officer in the CIPR Elections, has issued the following statement after the withdrawal of one of the candidates in the 2015 CIPR Election, Andy Green FCIPR:

Alastair McCapra, Returning Officer and CIPR Chief Executive
Since there are only two candidates contesting the election, I have decided to close voting.

Under our election rules, a 48-hour window now opens for any concerns about the process of the election to be raised. Once this time has elapsed, I will be able to declare the result. In the event that a valid complaint is received within this time, the rules allow a further 10 days for it to be resolved, after which the result will be declared.

The 48-hour window will be open until 5.00pm on Sunday 4 October, 2015.
Alastair McCapra, Returning Officer and CIPR Chief Executive

Members wishing to contact the Returning Officer with any questions should email

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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).