DfID's comms chief Paul Mylrea elected 2011 CIPR President

Paul Mylrea, director of communications for the Department for International Development, has been elected 2011 president of the CIPR.

CIPR president elect 2011: Paul Mylrea
CIPR president elect 2011: Paul Mylrea

Sally Sykes has also been re-elected to her position as treasurer for 2010. She is currently communications director for the Health & Safety Executive.

It was a contested election for both positions, with Mylrea taking 304 votes and NHS Lothian director of comms Jenifer Stirton receiving 200.  Sykes obtained 268 votes, while DA PR managing director Lisa Shaddick received 206.  

Mylrea will serve as president elect next year to Jay O'Connor, CIPR president for 2010.

Mylrea has been a board member for the last two years and is a currently chair of the Education and Professional Standards committee with responsibility for the implementation of education and training policies.  

‘I am extremely grateful for the support from members and proud to be elected. It's time to get to work,' said Mylrea. ‘I promised to listen to members and that is what will drive me in the coming months to build a strong future for the CIPR.'

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

Max Clifford trial jury finishes sixth day of deliberations

Max Clifford trial jury finishes sixth day of deliberations

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford on 11 charges of indecent assault has been sent home and will reconvene tomorrow morning for a seventh day of deliberations.

Analysis: Fishburn chiefs keep eyes on future despite mounting departures

Analysis: Fishburn chiefs keep eyes on future despite mounting departures

Fishburn's management have defended their reinvention of the 23-year-old agency amid industry mutterings, fed by a series of director-level departures, about the direction in which it is going.

Hit or Miss? EasyJet backs Shakespeare Day campaign with world record attempt

Hit or Miss? EasyJet backs Shakespeare Day campaign with world record attempt

EasyJet aimed to break the world record for the highest ever theatrical performance for Shakespeare's 450th birthday yesterday with the Reduced Shakespeare Company performing on a flight from Gatwick to Verona.

Top PRs to gather in Barcelona for inaugural PRWeek Global Congress

Top PRs to gather in Barcelona for inaugural PRWeek Global Congress

Senior executives from IBM, Nestlé, Vedanta, GE, Cargill, Philips and Allianz will be among the speakers at PRWeek's first Global Congress.