PRCA appoints Neil Bennett as latest member of its Board of Management
The PRCA is pleased to announce that Neil Bennett MPRCA has been appointed to the PRCA Board of Management.
Neil Bennett has been Maitland’s Chief Executive since 2010. He originally joined the firm in 2004 from Gavin Anderson & Company UK, the financial and corporate communications group.
Neil advises a wide range of Maitland’s clients on their strategic communications issues and has overseen a series of Europe’s largest M&A transactions, IPOs and reputation management briefs over the past decade.
Before starting his career as a consultant, Neil spent 16 years as a financial editor, columnist, presenter and journalist. Neil received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the PRCA City and Financial Awards 2016.
Neil Bennett MPRCA, Chief Executive, Maitland, said: “I am looking forward to taking up this new position and helping Francis and his colleagues continue to develop the PRCA and its activities. I have always believed that the PR and communications industry needs a strong industry body to help set standards and train the next generation of advisers and practitioners and I am delighted to have the opportunity to play a small part in that.”
Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Neil to the PRCA Board of Management, who brings an outstanding background in strategic communications. The addition of Neil further strengthens our links with the city.”
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.