The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has published a list of 70 members who’ve made an outstanding contribution to the Institute and the wider PR industry. 

70 at 70 features pioneering practitioners, alongside unsung CIPR members and volunteers from a range of professional backgrounds.

The unique project forms part of the CIPR’s seventieth anniversary celebration.

Laura commented: “I’m honoured to have been nominated by my peers to feature alongside some dedicated and highly respected public relations and communication practitioners. I dedicate time to the CIPR as I believe it’s important to ‘give back’ to your own industry and help others succeed.

“My role on Council ends in December but I will carry on as Chair of the Fellows’ Forum, driving better engagement and value for this very special group of senior and high profile members.”

Sarah Hall, CIPR President added: “At the start of this very special anniversary year, we wanted to celebrate the practitioners who regularly go above and beyond. Chosen by our membership and judged by an independent committee, we now have our fantastic 70 at 70. Thanks to everyone who gives their time so generously to help the industry and CIPR thrive.”
Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President

The CIPR launched a call for nominations earlier this year for members who’d made a significant contribution in one of the following areas:

  • outstanding or exemplary public relations practice
  • volunteering and commitment to the PR community
  • entrepreneurship within the profession
  • development of ethical competence
  • thought leadership and authorship in public relations
  • academic research, teaching or training
  • trade journalism

Nominations were reviewed by an independent committee, comprised of members from a broad range of professional disciplines.