Threeway race for presidency of the IPR in 2000

Three candidates are competing for the IPR’s year 2000 presidency: Shandwick Welbeck chief executive Alison Clarke; British Red Cross marketing director John Gray, and Leedex (Manchester) managing director Rob Brown.

Three candidates are competing for the IPR’s year 2000 presidency:

Shandwick Welbeck chief executive Alison Clarke; British Red Cross

marketing director John Gray, and Leedex (Manchester) managing director

Rob Brown.



Results of the election will be announced on 28 October, the day after

members’ voting closes, and the winner will take over the post from next

year’s president, Philip Dewhurst, on 1 January, 2000.



Clarke is basing her manifesto on the need to recruit new members and

inject new energy into the institute.’The IPR is 50 years old. If it is

going to last another 50 years it needs to step up a gear,’ she

said.



Gray is stressing the need to boost the industry’s reputation and

training.



’If we don’t become more credible we could sink,’ he said.



Brown is fighting a campaign on a promise to improve the IPR’s service

to members. ’The IPR needs to have image, vision and relevance. It

should lead the development of PR techniques through the evolution of

new media and we need to make ourselves available and relevant to the

entire membership,’ he said.



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