Emma Leech Found.Chart.PR FCIPR will become the President-Elect of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) next year, after standing unopposed in the 2017 CIPR Election.
Emma is the Director of Marketing and Advancement at Loughborough University, having previously held similar roles at the Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Nottingham.
A Chartered Marketer and Manager, Emma joined the CIPR in 1996 and became one of the UK’s first Accredited PR Practitioners in 2005. She was awarded Fellowship of the CIPR in 2009 and was named CIPR/IOD PR Director of the year in 2012.
Emma said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated as the next President Elect and am looking forward to working with Board and Council colleagues in driving forward CIPR’s vision and strategy.
‘I am grateful to those who nominated me and for the many positive messages I’ve received from colleagues across the industry.’
She will succeed Sarah Hall Chart.PRm FCIPR as President of the CIPR in 2019.
Sarah is a pioneer of best practice in the PR industry and authors the popular #FuturePRoof. Sarah takes over from current CIPR President Jason MacKenzie Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR in 2018.