The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced the line-up of its Board of Directors for 2021 with all three Honorary Officer positions held by women for the third year running.
The new Board comprises senior public relations professionals from a range of award-winning consultancies and in-house teams.
- President: Mandy Pearse Chart.PR, FCIPR
- President Elect: Rachel Roberts Chart.PR, FCIPR
- Past President: Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR
- Hayley James, Chart PR, FCIPR
- Trudy Lewis Chart.PR, MCIPR
- Advita Patel ChartPR FCIPR
- Kerry Sheehan, Chart PR, FCIPR
- Steve Shepperson-Smith Chart.PR, MCIPR
- John Wilkinson Chart.PR, FCIPR
“It’s a privilege to lead the CIPR as President having been a member for nearly 20 years and a volunteer for ten. My vision is for a dynamic and progressive organisation which delivers for its members, sets the agenda for the industry, and promotes the value of public relations to business. I’m really pleased to have such a wealth of talent on the Board. My two co-opted members, Rachael and Bernice, help strengthen our Board further with their expertise in public affairs and marketing, as well as experience in large organisations both in-house and agency.
No doubt 2021 will be challenging but we will be building on our move to being a virtual Institute, focusing on new products and services to members, and developing our profession through Chartership.
We are a truly global organisation and I look forward to working with colleagues internationally to ensure the value of PR is understood by the world’s business community.
CIPR President, Mandy Pearse Chart PR, FCIPR