PRCA elects fresh intake of PR Council members
Porter Novelli's Sally Ward, Nelson Bostock's Lee Nugent and Octopus Group's Sandy Purewal are among 20 new faces on the PRCA PR Council for 2013/14.
Porter Novelli senior partner and EMEA president Sally Ward: Joining the PRCA's PR Council
Thirty of the 53 candidates have been voted onto the council, which was established in 2010 and charged with discussing issues in PR and informing the future of the PRCA.
The ten people who remain on the council from last year include APCO Worldwide's James Acheson-Gray, Lanson's Tony Langham and Sport England's Tanya Joseph.
Among those who have made way are MSL London chief executive Kelly Walsh, The Red Consultancy chief executive Mike Morgan and Hanover director Gavin Megaw.
Although the number of candidates was down from 72 last year, PRCA director-general Francis Ingham pointed to "record numbers" of members engaging with the annual election, with more than 900 voting compared with around 350 last year.
He added: "The quality of the new council speaks for itself – senior industry leaders with a pedigree of great communications. I’m sure they will continue the great work we saw from last year’s council, which drove initiatives such as the ‘Future of PR’ project. I would like to congratulate the newly elected council and I’m looking forward to working with it."
The 2013/2014 elected members of the PR Council are (new members highlighted in bold):
James Acheson-Gray, MD, APCO Worldwide
Penny Anderson, account director, Precise
Mark Barber, director, Weber Shandwick
Jamie Brookes, international head of marketing and corporate affairs, BNY Mellon
Brendon Craigie, CEO, Hotwire PR
Michael Darragh, managing partner, Digital and Content, Ogilvy PR
Helen Dickinson, consultant, Kreab Gavin Anderson
Cameron Grant, director, 3x1 Public Relations
Phil Hall, chairman, PHA Media
David Hamilton, head of PR and Engagement, Action for Children
Rhodri Harries, MD, Kaizo PR
Sam Holl, client service director, Kindred
Tanya Hughes, MD, Talk PR
Tanya Joseph, director, Sport England
Nigel Kennedy, chairman, Commucan
Ardi Kolah, interim director of marketing and communication, Scout Association
Howard Kosky, chairman, Markettiers4dc
Tony Langham, founder and CEO, Lansons Communications
Chris McLaughlin, vice-president, external affairs and marketing communications, Inmarsat
Blair Metcalfe, account director, Ogilvy PR
Robert Minton-Taylor, senior lecturer, Leeds Business School
Dominick Moxon-Tritsch, director of government relations, International Fur Trade Federation
Lee Nugent, CEO, Nelson Bostock Group
Laura Oliphant, MD, Stand Agency
Eleanor Orebi Gann, head of technology and business PR, Visa Europe
Laura Petty, director, Grayling
Sandy Purewal, CEO, Octopus Group
James Thomlinson, MD, Bell Pottinger Wired
Sally Ward, senior partner and president, EMEA, Porter Novelli
Zoe Ward-Waring, MD, Publicasity
This article was first published on prweek.com
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