CIPR Fellow Tony Halmos Recognised in New Year’s Honours

Tony Halmos, CIPR Fellow and former Director of Public Relations for the City of London Corporation has been awarded the medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) in the New Year’s Honours list, for his role in co-ordinating the 800th anniversary commemorations of the signing of the Magna Carta.

Other notable inclusions from the world of public relations and communications include:

Brian John Russell Gale OBE - Director of Campaigns, National Deaf Children's Society, for services to Special Educational Needs.

Mrs Mary Caroline Taylor OBE - Vice President for Global Marketing and Communications, IBM, for services to Marketing, Diversity and Prevention of Human Trafficking

Aileen Walker OBE - Director of Public Engagement, House of Commons, for services to Improving Public Engagement with Parliament and voluntary service to the community in London

Ms Karen Fraser MBE - Director, Advertising Association, for services to diversity and equality in the advertising industry

Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Chart.PR, CIPR President 2017
I extend the warmest congratulations to Tony on his richly deserved honour. Magna Carta was a defining moment in the history of the world and the 2016 commemorations were fitting way to mark the anniversary.
I also welcome the number of honours given in recognition for the promotion of diversity and inclusion in many walks of life, particularly our colleague Karen Fraser at the Advertising Association.

Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Chart.PR, CIPR President 2017
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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).