Champagne corks popped round the CIPR Local Public Services Committee following the announcement that two of our leading lights are amongst the four new Fellows named by the Chartered Institute.
Awarded for an outstanding and prolonged contribution both to the Chartered Institute and to the wider profession, a Fellowship is the highest level of membership that can be granted.
Amanda Pearse Chart.PR, FCIPR
Mandy has been a CIPR member since 2002 and an active volunteer on the CIPR’s Local Public Services Group for the last nine years of which she is the current Chair. A Council member since 2014, Mandy is also a current Board member and chairs the Policy Standing Committee. A Chartered PR Practitioner, Mandy is an advocate for professional development having mentored young practitioners for 19 years and creating apprenticeship opportunities to help young people get a start in their career.
Kerry Sheehan Chart.PR, FCIPR
Kerry is vice-chair of the CIPR’s #AIinPR panel and tirelessly supports and progresses the work of this panel in the UK and overseas. She has also made great inroads into expanding its scope outside of the communications bubble. A Chartered PR Practitioner and member of the CIPR for 10 years, Kerry supports the CIPR through being on the Council and on the Local Public Services Committee.
Fellow LPS committee member Peter Holt added
“Today’s one of those days when good things happen to good people. Mandy and Kerry already had several characteristics in common: an endless energy, a boundless curiosity to match their intellect, and a deep commitment to supporting others in our profession. Now they each have a new set of initials to go after their names, and scarcely has such an honour been more deserved by two such great role models. Congrats also to the other two new Fellows, Mark Oliphant and Andras Sztaniszlav.“