Watch: President Mandy Pearse’s September video update


In her September update, CIPR President Mandy Pearse reflects on a month packed with news including details of our next President-Elect, Steven Shepperson-Smith Chart.PR, Dip CIPR, FCIPR.

Steven was confirmed as CIPR President for 2023 having stood unopposed in the 2021 Election and ensures we "are in great hands to celebrate our 75th anniversary".

Mandy also highlights the support provided to practitioners as part of our continued efforts to build a resilient, diverse, and desirable community through our Heard Mentality campaign on mental health and our partnership with the Taylor Bennett Foundation and new Xec. Leadership scheme from BME PR Pros.

September highlights: 

  • Steven Shepperson-Smith is announced as the President-Elect for 2022. Find out more.
  • Our new CIPR Crisis Communications Network launched, designed to be an open and inclusive forum where members can come together to learn about and share best practice in crisis communications. Find out more
  • Our AI in PR panel welcomed the publication of the UK government’s National AI Strategy. Find out more.  
  • We responded to the second part of the Boardman review and its recommendations on how to reform the UK's lobbying regulations. Find out more.
  • We announced Broadcasters Daniel Henry and Louise Minchin will host the CIPR's 2021 PRide Awards. Find out more. 
  • We partnered with the Taylor Bennett Foundation to launch the industry’s first reverse mentoring scheme. Find out more.
  • The CIPR-supported Xec.Leadership scheme class of 2022 was revealed. Find out more.

Keep an eye out for:

  • We have an exciting lineup of speakers confirmed and over 100 practitioners already registered for our 2021 National Conference. With more to be announced soon, register your interest and find out more

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 nearly 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).