PRCA Announces 18 New Fellowships - First Fellows Debate to be held in May 2013

London, 8 February 2013 - The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) today announces 18 new Fellows. This is only the second time Fellows have been appointed since the designation was created in 2010 with 46 founding Fellows. 

PRCA Fellowships are offered to individuals that have made a significant contribution to the business of public relations, through the PRCA, in consultancy, in-house, or through the provision of services to the sector. The Fellows are selected by existing Fellows and the PRCA’s Board of Management.

Fellows are entitled to use the designation FPRCA and are invited to take part in debates on topics, selected by the PRCA’s Board of Management. The first PRCA Fellow’s debate will be held in May 2013 and address the topic “Every individual or organisation deserves professional public relations representation”.

Commenting on the announcement, Richard Houghton, Chairman of the PRCA Fellows and former PRCA Chairman, said: “The 18 new Fellows bring a tremendously wide range of experience to the PRCA and their appointment reflects the very significant contributions they have made to our sector.  I look forward very much to their input and our first debate in May.”

The new Fellows are:

  1. Angie Moxham, Founder, 3 Monkeys
  2. Basil Towers, Chairman, Hesleden Partners
  3. Cameron Grant, Co-Founder, 3x1 Public Relations
  4. Caroline Kinsey, Company Director, Cirkle
  5. Chris Jones, Founder, Blue Rubicon
  6. Dan Murphy, Communications Director, Remploy
  7. David Gallagher, European CEO, Ketchum
  8. Darren Caplan, Chief Executive, Airport Operators Association
  9. Eben Black, Head of Media, Partner, DLA Piper
  10. Fraser Hardie, Founder, Blue Rubicon
  11. Gaye Hudson, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Oracle EMEA
  12. Gillian Waddell, Managing Director, Fuel PR
  13. Jorn Lyseggen, Founder and CEO, Meltwater
  14. Margot Raggett, Founder, Naked Emperor
  15. Sally Costerton, Director, Sally Costerton Advisory
  16. Robert Phillips, Visiting Professor, Cass Business School
  17. Alex Sandberg, Consultant, Averdant
  18. Loretta Ahmed (née Tobin), Middle East CEO, Grayling


Notes to editors

About the PRCA

Who we are: Founded in 1969, the PRCA is the professional body that represents UK PR consultancies, in-house communications teams, PR freelancers and individuals. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and internal communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.

Who we represent: The PRCA represents many of the major consultancies in the UK, and currently has more than 250 agency members from around the world, including the majority of the top 100 UK consultancies. We also represent over 70 in-house communications teams from multinationals, UK charities and leading UK public sector organisations.


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