DfID's Paul Mylrea among PROs to achieve chartered practitioner status

Permanent secretary for government communications Matt Tee and the director of comms at the Department for International Development Paul Mylrea have both made history by becoming the first ever chartered PR practitioners.

Making history: Paul Mylrea
Making history: Paul Mylrea

The public sector communicators are among 25 PR professionals to be awarded the status for the first time.

Chartered practitioner status is awarded to CIPR members who can demonstrate an outstanding level of professional practice and knowledge, and a commitment to continuous professional development.

CIPR acting director general Ann Mealor said: ‘Those receiving chartered practitioner status this year are all pioneers, setting the bar for future generations of PR leaders. They've had to successfully complete a rigorous assessment process to emerge as the profession's first chartered PR practitioners and are to be congratulated.'

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