Stephen Waddington voted in as next CIPR president

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today announced that Stephen Waddington, European digital and social media director at Ketchum, as President elect.

Waddington, who will take up his role next year, gained 68 per cent of the vote.

He said: “The CIPR, as the professional body representing public relations in the UK and further afield, stands at a moment in time. We have a real opportunity to assert our value as a management discipline that enables organisations to engage in a two-way conversation, and ultimately a relationship, with audiences both internal and external. We also have the opportunity to improve the reputation of our industry via professional development.

“Huge thanks to Dr Jon White for a contest worthy of the opportunity that our profession faces, and to everyone that got behind my campaign. The hard work starts now.”

Waddington currently serves on the CIPR executive board and is chair of the institute’s policy and campaigns committee.

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