"Strategic Advisers at the Top of Their Game" - CIPR Creates 5 New Fellows

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has awarded Fellowship of the Institute to five members, following a Fellowship Nomination Committee meeting last week.


Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President
Fellowship is awarded to members in recognition of longstanding achievement and service to the CIPR and industry. Our new Fellows are strategic advisers operating at the top of their game who are committed to giving back to everyone’s benefit. Congratulations and thank you for all you do, it’s appreciated.
Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President

Andrew Smith, FCIPR

Andrew has been a member of the Institute for eight years and has made a huge contribution to the digital skills of PR practitioners. He has contributed to books, skills guides, and was a member of the CIPR Social Media Panel for four years. He has over 30 years’ experience in PR, founding PR agency Escherman in 2008. He has vast experience in social media and as a google partner, he is the only PR professional in the UK to have sat and passed the Google Analytics Qualification four times. He currently sits on the CIPR AI panel and continues to be a guest lecturer for the MA Corporate Communications course at the University of Leeds Business School.


Katrine Pearson Chart.PR, FCIPR

Having been a member for over 13 years Katrine has been a leader for the CIPR across Scotland; serving as vice chair and chair in Scotland Katrine grew membership by 13%, increased the social media community by 35% and developed partnerships with other professional bodies. As an Associate Director of 3x1 Group she encourages all employees to take part in CPD and the adoption of the AMEC framework. She is a multi-award-winning consultant with a passion for inspiring and motivating young people into the profession.


Lindsey Collumbell Chart.PR, FCIPR

A member since 2006 and Chartered since 2016, Lindsey epitomises what professionalism and volunteering is all about. Lindsey has served on Council between 2014 and 2017 and chaired the Professional Development and Membership Committee – overseeing 14 Task and Finish groups, leading change across the Institute. In 2017 Lindsey was awarded the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal for “devoting a huge amount of time to further the growth and development of professionalism in PR”. Today, Lindsey is a member of the Professional Practices Committee and will be organising the CIPR Ethics Festival for 2018.


Adam Tuckwell FCIPR

As a member for 10 years Adam has been instrumental in the leadership of CIPR in East Anglia. As Chair of the regional group Adam saw membership in the region grow by more than 15 percent, oversaw three regional conferences and spearheaded an events programme of some 40 events across three years. Adam has mentored three individuals as they began their PR careers and in 2014 he created PR Hub, a regional networking group for practitioners in Cambridge. In 2016 Adam joined Mobas as Head of PR sitting on the Board of Directors as a key part of the firm’s Commercial team.


Mary Whenman FCIPR, Dip CIPR

Mary has been a leader for women in PR. A member of CIPR since 2002, Mary has been an industry campaigner for closing the gender pay gap. Mary was President of Women in PR for three years, and in 2017 undertook PR and Pay inequality research with CIPR. She has spoken on behalf of CIPR at the House of Commons and worked with the PRCA and PR Week on the industry’s gender pay gap consultation. Mary is the Communication and Marketing Director at The British Business Bank and has been a huge advocate for mentoring schemes in the industry – working closely with PR Week Mentoring Scheme supporting the next generation of female leaders.

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).