PRCA announces winners of 2017 PR and Communications Council election
The PRCA has announced the results of the election for the 2017 PR and Communications Council, the think tank of the PR and communications industry.
There have been 49 elected appointments to the Council, following 73 nominations, and over 1,500 votes cast by members of the PRCA.
The winners are:
Small Agency (up to £1.5m)
Penny Arbuthnot, Genesis PR
Caroline Coskry, Oracle PR
Martha Dalton, Lodestone Communications
Steve Dunne, Brighter Group
Dan Neale, Alfred
Sarah Over, Six Three Communications
Kate Russell, Narrative Communications
Hamish Thompson, Houston PR
Tom York, Campaign Collective
Medium Agency (£1.51m-£2.51m)
Louise Andrews, Wildfire PR
Jill Coomber, OneChocolate
Richard Fogg, CC Group
Amanda Meyrick, Clarion Communications
Chris Rogers, The Whitehouse Consultancy
Holly Tyzack, Bottle
Gareth Thomas, Capella PR
Jules Ugo, Lotus
Amanda Williams, Storm Communications
Large Agency (£2.5m upwards)
Asa Baww, 72point
Lisa Carr, Lansons
Frankie Cory, Mischief PR
Tom Frackowiak, Cicero
Natasha Holloway, Racepoint Global
Neil Kleiner, Golin
Mike Robb, Cicero
Mark Stringer, PrettyGreen
Andy West, Hotwire
Private In-House Organisation
Jenny Caven, Slimming World
Tomos Edwards, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Gabi Ioan, Vodafone
Hywel Jarman, EEF, The Manufacturer's Organisation
Ros Kindersley, JFL Recruit
Joan O'Connor, Coca Cola
Mark Radvanyi, Accenture
Liesl Smith, Western Union
Jennifer Wye, Vision Express
Public Sector In-House Organisation
Philip Baker, NEST - National Employment Savings Trust
Irene McLean, NHS
Ed Stearns, Metropolitan Police Service
Mark Dorey, Leeds Beckett University
David Kuczora, Nightlife Outreach
Zsuzsanna Matyak, University of Westminster
Gloria Walker, London College of Communication
Mark Broughton, Marontech Communications
Agatha Chapman-Poole, Chapman-Poole
Lara Molins Caplin, LMC PR
Jonathan Weinberg, Bootstrapped PR
Sue Wolstenholme, Ashley Public Relations Ltd
And the following will be given automatic places:
David Hamilton, The Scout Association
Molly Aldridge, M&C Saatchi PR
The members will be led by PR and Communications Council Chairman Molly Aldridge CMPRCA, Global CEO, M&C Saatchi PR. The Chairmen of the PRCA’s National, Regional and Sectoral Groups also each get a place at the PR and Communications Council.
The PR and Communications Council acts as a think-tank for the PRCA, and for the wider PR industry. It provides a formal mechanism to consult with the industry's senior practitioners on the issues PR and communications faces, and it informs the PRCA’s strategic priorities. It also helps the PRCA to produce helpful commentary, advice and best-practice guidance for professionals.
PRCA members were able to vote for one candidate per category: small consultancy (up to £1.5m), medium consultancy (£1.51m-£2.5m), large consultancy (£2.51m upwards), private sector in-house, public sector in-house, universities, and freelancers.
To enable true equality, the PRCA provided nine places on the Council to the highest voted members in each category, or fewer if under nine had been nominated.
Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, said: “The calibre of talent that we will see on the PR and Communications Council next year is of the highest level, and I am looking forward to seeing their insights and achievements as the year progresses.”
The PRCA will now open for nominations for the PR and Communications Council’s Vice Chairman role.
About the 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.