Field narrows for IPR presidency

The Institute of Public Relations will choose its president for 1999 next month. Three candidates have emerged: Rob Brown, managing director of Leedex Manchester, Phillip Dewhurst, director of public affairs at Railtrack and Robert Hodges, a director at Gavin Anderson.

The Institute of Public Relations will choose its president for

1999 next month. Three candidates have emerged: Rob Brown, managing

director of Leedex Manchester, Phillip Dewhurst, director of public

affairs at Railtrack and Robert Hodges, a director at Gavin

Anderson.



The president will be selected by a postal ballot of the IPR’s 4,500

associate members next month and will act as president-elect during

Peter Walker’s tenure next year before taking over in 1999. The

president-elect occupies a seat on the IPR council and is consulted on

policy.



Walker, executive chairman at Pielle and Company takes over from current

president Simon Lewis on 1 January 1998. Lewis is director of corporate

affairs at Centrica.



IPR members must return ballot forms by 30 October for counting by the

Electoral Reform Society.



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