London,
05
December
2016

Jonathan Chandler wins election for 2017 PR and Communications Council Vice-Chairman

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has revealed that Jonathan Chandler CMPRCA, ‎Partner, ReputationInc Ltd, has been elected as the Vice-Chairman of the PR and Communications Council 2017.

The PR and Communications Council provides a formal mechanism to consult with the industry's most senior practitioners on the issues PR and communications faces; to act as a think-tank for the industry; to inform the PRCA's strategic priorities; and to produce helpful commentary, advice, and best-practice guidance for professionals.

The appointment follows an election process among the 2017 PR and Communications Council members.

Chandler will take on the role in January 2017, at the same time as Molly Aldridge CMPRCA, Global Chief Executive Officer, M&C Saatchi, is promoted to PR and Communications Council Chairman. Aldridge will replace David Hamilton as Chairman of the Council in January 2017.

Chandler has been a Partner at ReputationInc Ltd since 2009, before which he was Director EMEA at APCO Worldwide for three years. He has previously held senior positions at The Coca-Cola Company and British Airways.

Chandler said: “I am delighted to serve as Council Vice-chairman for 2017 – I believe the Council can play a vital role helping our industry navigate the enormous challenges and opportunities facing in-house teams and agencies alike. I would also encourage us to advance our industry’s reputation, not only for innovation and high standards, but for our social impact. It will be an exciting year!”

The PRCA would like to thank David Hamilton CMPRCA, Director of Communications, The Scout Association, for his work leading the Council this year.

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About PRCA

Who we are: Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 48 countries around the world. We represent in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.

Who we represent: The PRCA currently has more than 400 agency members; 270 in-house PR and communications teams from multinationals, charities and leading public sector organisations; and thousands of individual members.

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