NEWS: Thompson to hand over admin reins at PRCA

Colin Thompson, director of the PRCA for the last ten years, is to step down from the post at the end of June.

Colin Thompson, director of the PRCA for the last ten years, is to step

down from the post at the end of June.



Thompson, 67, is leaving to manage his own financial consulting firm,

CGT Consulting, but will continue to work as a part-time financial

controller for the association over the next two years.



‘I want to spend time doing more interesting things and not just

detailed administrative work,’ he said.



‘When you work in a small office you get involved in a lot of backroom

duties and I feel that it is time to hand over that workload to another

pair of hands.’



A chartered accountant rather than a public relations professional by

training, Thompson helped to set up the PRCA’s computerised referral

system in 1990. He is also responsible for co-ordinating the PRCA

committees, administering its finances and producing the yearbook.



‘What I’ve always appreciated with Colin is that he has provided very

wise counsel to individuals and his discretion is absolute,’ said PRCA

chairman-elect Jackie Elliot. ‘And that is greatly to his credit in an

industry that can gossip about itself endlessly.’



The search for Thompson’s replacement is being led by management

headhunting firm John Brill Consulting which is headed by former GCI

chairman and chief executive John Brill.



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