PRCA’s Race and Ethnicity Equity Board (REEB) has appointed Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah.
Bringing experience from his time in corporate communications, including work with FTI Consulting, Kekst CNC and Mercer, Emmanuel campaigns for equal progress and pay for black men and women in public relations. He is currently a Board Committee Member of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Black Business Association and Board Governor of South Quay College in East London.
PRCA REEB Chair Barbara Phillips MPRCA said:
‘We are delighted to welcome Emmanuel to the Race and Ethnicity Equity Board. One of our members has taken a leave of absence and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to approach Emmanuel.
‘There is so much to do in 2021 to consolidate REEB’s great start in 2020. We need a strong character who has technical expertise as well as the lived experiences particular to Black and Brown people in PR and communications. REEB’s primary goal is to continue to breakdown the many barriers that exist and stop us from achieving racial equity for all of the different groups within our industry.
‘Black men in PR are like gold dust and REEB is now fortunate to have two with Emmanuel, alongside Cedric Brown MPRCA. Exciting times ahead!’
‘I am thrilled to join the PRCA’s Race & Ethnicity Equity Board’, said Emmanuel. ‘This is an important position and I am committed to ensuring the PR industry adopts a proactive approach to ethnic and racial inclusion. We are at a vital point in the journey for greater racial diversity following many unfortunate events last year.
‘We need more senior ethnic leaders in our industry to attract younger talent. This year is all about action and I look forward to working with Barbara and REEB to make sure we progress.’
More about Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah’s appointment can be found on the PRCA website.
For more on REEB’s aims, read our interview with its chair Barbara Williams.