The IPR has announced that John Aspery and Stephen Jolly are the
two candidates contesting the presidency of the organisation in
Aspery, former reporter and feature writer with The Daily Telegraph and
Aspery Associates CEO, is chairman of the IPR's professional practices
Jolly is communications director of listed-company Regus and the IPR
honorary treasurer. Both are fellows of the Institute.
The successful candidate will be president elect next year and will work
alongside next year's president Jon Aarons, a partner at Financial
The Institute's 4,168 voting members will shortly be receiving ballot
papers, which need to be returned by 15 October.
In a statement, available on the IPR website, Jolly says the aim of his
presidency would be to build and publicise the successes of the UK PR
Aspery says he would: 'Introduce a more friendly code of conduct,
improve training programmes and strengthen regional groups.'