Kevin Ruck is made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Kevin Ruck is made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced 18 new Fellows from amongst its membership - in recognition of their outstanding work in public relations, service to the Institute and personal achievements within the profession.

CIPR Fellows play an important role in promoting professionalism and best practice in the field of public relations, contributing to the Institute's working groups, panels and consultations for the benefit of the industry as a whole.

Among those awarded Fellowship status this year are CIPR Group Chairs such as Sally Keith (North East region) and Caroline Cecil (Corporate & Financial sector) as well as a diverse range of seasoned practitioners from across the profession in the UK. The full list is as follows:

    • Matt Appleby (Managing Director – Public Relations, Golley Slater)


    • Lisa Bradley (Managing Director, Pegasus PR)


    • David Budge (Owner, Budge PR)


    • Caroline Cecil (Director, Caroline Cecil Associates)


    • Robert Colmer (Group CO2 Communications Manager, Royal Dutch Shell)


    • Tom Curtin (Director, Curtin & Co)


    • Max de Trense (Owner, Carteret Communications)


    • James Harkness (Partner, Harkness Kennett)


    • Iain Hutchison (Group Communications and Brand Manager, Element Six)


    • Sally Keith (Principal, 'in her own write')


    • James Knight (independent practitioner)


    • Quentin Langley (PR People Bank)


    • Caroline Rawlinson (Director, Vivid)


    • Kevin Ruck (Co-founder, The PR Academy)


    • Joanne Sweeney (Senior Consultant, dcp pr)


    • Anthony Swing (recently retired)


    • Susan Stewart (Director of Corporate Communications, University of Glasgow)


    • Natasha Tobin (Director, Russell Square Communications)

CIPR President and Fellow Paul Mylrea said:

It is an honour and a privilege to recognise these senior practitioners as new Fellows of the Institute. They join an incredible resource of knowledge and experience of public relations and business practice, providing a unique insight into the profession and the issues facing communicators around the UK.