Who's with who? PRWeek and PRCA reveal pairings for mentoring scheme

PRWeek UK and the PRCA have announced the latest tranche of mentees to be paired up with mentors for the Fast Track Mentoring Scheme.

Experienced PR industry leaders will guide 31 individuals at varying levels of seniority for a period of six months, starting now. Each mentoring placement starts with a face-to-face meeting between mentor and mentee and is then followed by monthly meetings or a call. further tranche of mentor pairings announced shortly.

PRCA director general Francis Ingham said: "We are really pleased to be announcing the latest tranche of mentor and mentee pairings, with some of the leading names in PR and communications matched up to some of the most promising practitioners around today. I wish them all productive, insightful and interesting relationships."

The pairings:

  • Louise Andrews, associate director, Wildfire PR, will mentor Jennifer Ball, account director, Luchford APM
  • Chris Calland, associate director, Hanover, will mentor Tom Hawkins, account director, Simpatico PR
  • Lara Molins Caplin, senior PR consultant, LMC PR, will mentor Kwaku An, consultant, FTI
  • Matt Cartmell, communications, marketing and events director, PRCA, will mentor Adeleke Apena, PR and communications manager, WorldLabs
  • Jonathan Chandler, CEO of Quiller Consultants, will mentor Melanie Johnson, account director, Bubble Communications
  • Daniel Cinna, account director, Red Consultancy, will mentor Rhea Vernon, assistant account executive, Text100
  • Alison Clarke, managing director of Alison Clarke Communications, will mentor Adele Minchin, associate director, Riot Communications
  • Amanda Coleman, head of corporate communications, Greater Manchester Police, will mentor Olivia O’Sullivan, impact & engagement office, Science and Technology Facilities Council
  • Frankie Cory, CEO of Mischief PR, will mentor Gemma Oakes, director, Mercieca
  • Sally Costerton, director, Sally Costerton Advisory, will mentor Marc Cornelius, founder and managing director of 80:20 Communications
  • Dick Fedorcio, chairman, CXK, will mentor Jonathan Millman, account manager, PLMR
  • Tom Frackowiak, executive director, Cicero Group, will mentor Amy Thompson, communications and engagement manager, TfL
  • Richard Houghton, consultant, Agency Doctor, will mentor Mark Ramsdale, PA, Communications and Policy Consultant
  • Howell James, former CEO of Quiller Consultants, will mentor Simon Lawrence, account director, London Communications Agency
  • Kirsty Leighton, managing partner, Milk & Honey PR, will mentor Amy Ronge, associate director, Hotwire
  • Mike Maynard, managing director, Napier Partnership, will mentor Alexa Stewart, associate director, Cirkle
  • Amanda Meyrick, CEO of Clarion Communications, will mentor Sophie Church, account director, Lansons
  • Debby Penton, managing director, Wildfire, will mentor Rebecca Roberts, managing director, Thread & Fable 
  • Sabine Raabe, founder, Biscuit PR, will mentor Susan Parry, account manager, MSL Group
  • Pema Seely, client director, Hudson Sandler, will mentor Jonathan Burch, senior account executive, Bright Bee PR
  • Liesl Smith, head of global payments communication, Western Union, will mentor Melanie DeFries, b2b PR manager, Guinness World Records
  • James Stibbs, managing director, Illumination, will mentor Julia Clark, senior account manager, Missive
  • Gareth Thomas, co-founder, Capella, will mentor Sian Kilgour, director, Cirkle
  • Hamish Thompson, managing director, Houston PR, will mentor Mary Davoudi, account executive, Nexus
  • Gloria Walker, senior communications consultant, Eclipse Strategic Communications, will mentor Betty Nwoso, senior consultant, Munro & Forster
  • Danny Whatmough, head of social, Weber Shandwick, will mentor Olga Szymanska, account coordinator, Ketchum
  • Juliet Wheater, partner and joint MD, Scarlett PR & Marketing, will mentor Kelvin Morgan, senior account executive, Madano 
  • Adrian Wheeler, partner, Agincourt Communications, will mentor Hannah Devoy, account director, Missive
  • Adrian Wheeler, partner, Agincourt Communications, will mentor Kiran Collier, senior media officer, Department for International Trade
  • Lottie Whyte, group development manager, Instinctif Partners, will mentor Laura Nixon, media officer, British Heart Foundation
  • Lucy Wollam, senior client manager, Hudson Sandler, will mentor Lequan Johnson, account executive, Porter Novelli

See also: Who was paired with who in the first mentor tranche of 2017

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