PRWeek and PRCA announce first round of mentees in new mentoring scheme

The selections for the inaugural Fast Track in PR Mentoring Scheme have been finalised, with mentees from Instinctif, Good Relations and Nudge PR.

Mentoring scheme: First round of mentees announced
Mentoring scheme: First round of mentees announced

The initiative, which was launched in July, is aimed at inspiring the next generation of PR leaders. 

The mentees range from senior account directors and associate directors in agencies to in-house professionals who have the ability to build and manage an in-house team.

They have been paired up with nine PRCA Fellows who have helped launch the scheme, including David Gallagher, Ketchum’s European CEO; Alastair Gornall, former chairman of Blue Rubicon; and Gaye Hudson, Oracle’s vice-president of corporate comms in EMEA. The remaining six are listed below:

They are:

Mentor: Jonathan Jordan

Mentee: Jessica Wilkinson, founder, Petal and Co

Mentor: Richard Houghton

Mentee: Amanda Kinbrum, founder, Fresh PR

Mentor: Gaye Hudson

Mentee: Jule Wilson, marketing comms manager, Scott Logic

Mentor: Alastair Gornall

Mentee: Kate O’Sullivan, associate director, ADPR

Mentor: Alison Clarke

Mentee: Laura Nettley, senior account director, Good Relations

Mentor: Dick Fedorcio

Mentee: Victoria Cross, partner, Instinctif

Mentor: Caroline Kinsey

Mentee: Kate Johns, director, Nudge PR

Mentor: Nigel Kennedy

Mentee: Aimee Postle, associate director, Prova PR

Mentor: Rod Cartwright

Mentee: Helen Rainford, creative director, Good Relations

Mentor: David Gallagher

Mentee: Liam Keogh, founder, Palm PR

Each mentoring partnership will last for a period of six months and consist of face-to-face meetings or calls. The programme is free for PRCA members.

The PRCA will shortly be announcing a further round of mentees.

Houghton, one of the mentors, said: "We are delighted to welcome the first group of mentees to the programme and look forward to both mentees and mentors enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship."

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