PRCA reveals 32-strong PR Council

The PRCA has appointed its 2012-13 PR Council with new recruits APCO MD James Acheson-Gray and Ketchum UK CEO Avril Lee joining the team.

James Acheson-Gray: new PRCA PR Council member
James Acheson-Gray: new PRCA PR Council member

The first PRCA PR Council was launched in 2010, with a remit to discuss the issues PR people are facing and help inform the future of the PR industry trade body.

The latest 32-strong list of members was decided in a recent election process.

Alongside Acheson-Gray and Lee, other new members include Lansons CEO Tony Langham and Hanover director Gavin Megaw.

PRCA director general Francis Ingham said: ‘The response to this year’s PR Council elections had been overwhelming, with a record number of nominees and a record number of electors.'

72 entrants competed for the available seats on the council, while more than 350 PRCA member consultancy MDs, in-house directors and individuals participated in the voting process.

The 2012/2013 elected members of the PR Council are:

James Acheson-Gray - APCO
Jamie Brookes - BNY Mellon
Matt Carter - Burston-Marsteller
Jenny Caven - Slimming World
Helen Dickinson - John Lewis
Steve Dunne - Brighter Group
Rob Ettridge - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Shelley Facius - Juice PR
David Hamilton - Action for Children
Tanya Joseph - Tanya Joseph Consulting
Nigel Kennedy - Commucan
Tony Langham - Lansons
Avril Lee - Ketchum
Gavin Megaw- Hanover
Dan Murphy - Remploy
Johnny Pitt - Launch Group
Gabrielle Shaw - Gabrielle Shaw Communications
Mark Stringer - Pretty Green
Holly Sutton - Journalista
Kelly Walsh - MSL Group
Brendon Cragie - Hotwire
Laura Oliphant - Stand Agency
Nick Brooks - 4cm
Ann Fossey - Good Relations
Emma Wright - Publicasity
Richard Cook - Champion Communications
Mike Morgan - Red Consultancy
Cameron Grant - 3x1
Richard Stephenson - AXA
Dominic Moxon-Tritsch - International Fur Trade Federation
Lesley McLeod - British Bankers' Association
Tom Curtin - Curtin & co

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