Global PR alliance names chairman

The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication management has appointed Canadian Jean Valin as its 2004/2005 chairman.

The alliance is a network of more than 60 public relations and communication associations, giving its 160,000 members access to information from all over the world.

IPR director-general Colin Farrington will be company secretary to Valin, who is associate director-general, communications, for the Canadian Department of Justice and ex-president of the Canadian Public Relations Society.

‘Valin’s key objective is to develop global standards of accreditation,’ said IPR deputy director Ann Mealor.

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