Boots’ Wright is to become 2001 president of IPR

PR Conference: The IPR last week elected Ian Wright, communications director at Boots the Chemists, as its president for 2001.

PR Conference: The IPR last week elected Ian Wright, communications

director at Boots the Chemists, as its president for 2001.



Wright, who is chair of Liberal Democrats in Public Relations and was

involved in the party’s 1997 election campaign, ran against John Gray,

marketing director of the British Red Cross. Wright won 360 votes

against Gray’s 288.



Alison Clarke, chief executive of Shandwick Welbeck, succeeds Railtrack

corporate affairs director Philip Dewhurst as president next year.



Clarke has been promoted to chief executive of Shandwick in the

Asia-Pacific region as of next January, and will carry out her

presidential duties from Singapore.



- The IPR is to set up a policy unit next year on issues such as

regulation of lobbyists and editorial charges. A full-time policy

officer will be recruited.



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