Aspery and Jolly main contenders for IPR presidency

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.'

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