PRCA Race and Ethnicity Equity Board appoints Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah

Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah, UK PR Manager, Mercer, has today been appointed to the PRCA’s Race and Ethnicity Equity Board (REEB).

Emmanuel brings a wealth of experience in the Corporate Communications world where he has made significant contributions at FTI Consulting and Kekst CNC, before joining Mercer. An expert in profile building, media relations and reputation management, Emmanuel is a strong advocate for diversity and is dedicated to helping break the back of racism in the PR and communications industry. Emmanuel has also campaigned tirelessly for equal progression and greater pay for black men and women in PR.
 
He is a Board Committee Member of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Black Business Association, as well as the Board Governor of South Quay College, which is a free alternative provision school based in East London.
 
PRCA REEB Chair, Barbara Phillips MPRCA, said:
 
“We are delighted to welcome Emmanuel to the Race and Ethnicity Equity Board. One of our members has taken a leave of absence and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to approach Emmanuel. 
 
“There is so much to do in 2021 to consolidate REEB’s great start of 2020. We need a strong character who has technical expertise as well as the lived experiences particular to Black and Brown people in PR and communications. REEB’s primary goal is to continue to breakdown the many barriers that exist and stop us from achieving racial equity for all of the different groups within our industry. 
 
“Black men in PR are like gold dust and REEB is now fortunate to have two with Emmanuel, alongside Cedric Brown MPRCA. 
 
“Exciting times ahead!”
 
Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah said:
 
“I am thrilled to join the PRCA’s Race & Ethnicity Equity Board. This is an important position and I am committed to ensuring the PR industry adopts a proactive approach to ethnic and racial inclusion. We are at a vital point in the journey for greater racial diversity following many unfortunate events last year.
 
“We need more senior ethnic leaders in our industry to attract younger talent. This year is all about action and I look forward to working with Barbara and REEB to make sure we progress.”

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  1. Andrew Susman

    “Black men in PR are like gold dust…” PRCA

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