IPR gets green light for change

IPR members gave the go ahead for an overhaul of the Institute’s internal procedures when almost 100 per cent voted in support of changes at the annual general meeting.

IPR members gave the go ahead for an overhaul of the Institute’s

internal procedures when almost 100 per cent voted in support of changes

at the annual general meeting.



The changes come in response to the growth of the IPR - the organisation

has doubled in the last 12 years - and the review of corporate

governance initiated by 1996 president Rosemary Brook.



The director general, currently John Lavelle, will become responsible

for initiating and driving policy and also representing the Institute

externally. In the past the emphasis of the director general’s role has

been to ensure that decisions were implemented.



In recognition of the difficulties of combining the demands of the

president’s role with a full time job, the president, currently Simon

Lewis, will have a more chairman-like function.



A spokesman for the IPR said: ’The changes set a blueprint to take us

forward.’



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