The PRCA unveils diverse new board

The PRCA has refreshed its board to improve the representation of women and BAME professionals. Industry stalwarts and leaders of Edelman, Omnicom Public Relations and Lansons have made way for the new line-up.

The PRCA unveils diverse new board

Four serving members – Tony Langham, Jon Hughes, David Gallagher and Ed Williams – are standing down from their positions.

They will be replaced by Kamiqua Pearce (founder and chief executive of Coldr and UK Black Comms Network), Rimmi Shah (partner at Lansons), Ondine Whittington (group managing director for Golin and Virgo Health), and Hugh Taggart (corporate affairs practice lead at Edelman).

They follow Barbara Phillips, who joined last week following her announcement as chair of the PRCA’s Race and Ethnicity Equity Board.

The changes follow an overhaul of the PRCA’s governance structure.

“I am deeply grateful for the vast contributions Tony, Jon, David and Ed have made as PRCA board members. In particular, I would like to thank David for his chairmanship of the PRCA during what were turbulent times in the world. Their desire to inspire and fast-track the next generation of leaders has never been more evident,” PRCA director-general Francis Ingham said. 

“I’m delighted to welcome Barbara, who joined last week, and Kam, Rimmi, Ondine and Hugh, who all have a proven track record in championing the aspirations we hold as a board.”

PRCA chairman Jim Donaldson added: “It is vital for the industry to have strong and diverse perspectives on the board to tackle these critical issues and to lead from the front.”

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