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:
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."