16 IPR Fellowships awarded at the IPR AGM on 2 May 2002


IPR Fellowships were awarded to 16 highly accomplished communication and public relations professionals at the Institute of Public Relations Annual General Meeting in London on Thursday 2 May 2002. The new Fellows are:

Tim Clement-Jones is the Founder and Chairman of DLA Upstream, the Communications and Government Relations practice of DLA, Europeís fourth largest law firm. The first public affairs consultancy operating out of a law firm, DLA Upstream is two years old and already by reputation one of he UKís top lobbying firms.

Tim has over 25 years experience in communications having originally practised as a Solicitor, qualifying in 1974. He is currently also Chairman of Environmental Context, the environmental strategy and communications consultancy.

He has combined his career with a record of community and political service ñ he is also the Liberal Democrat Health and Social Services spokesman in the House of Lords. He recently successfully steered his private members bill, the Tobacco Advertising and Sponsorship Bill through the House of Lords.

Colin has a 17-year career in public relations spanning positions in-house, in consultancy and in local government. Currently Director of Communications at the Audit Commission, Colin previously held this position at Transport for London and at Sport England. Before this he spent five years at Citigate Westminster. Between 1985 and 1995 he was Head of Press & Publicity at the Greater London Council, Tower Hamlets Council, Lambeth Council and then Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

A regular lecturer on media relations, he has published the following publications aimed at local government PR staff: Valuing Communications (looking at the implications of Best Value and for Communications); Coded Messages (study on the application of the Local Government publicity code); and Think Before you Speak (the role of communications audits in effective communications in local governnment).

Dominic spent his early career as a communications advisor working for several of the UKís leading consultancies before moving to AT&T as head of communications in the UK in 1990. In 1995 he became Communications Director of Eurotunnel and in 1996 he became Communications Director of J Sainsbury Plc where he was responsible for managing the companyís reputation through issues such as BSE and GMOs. In the summer of 2002 he joined the Scottish Power Plc where he is the member of the Executive Board responsible for the groupís internal and external communications. He also heads the companyís sponsorship and charitable initiatives and its community involvement.

Chris has over 17 years experience of public relations. His specialism is the management of corporate reputation and he has advised several leading multinational companies including Nestle, Lever Brothers, Castrol, BP, Allied Domecq, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and BT.

At Weber Shandwick he has global responsibility for the companyís development of proprietary tools and methodologies as well as the management of intellectual capital among the firms 3000 employees worldwide.

Chris began his career in market research before moving into PR Consultancy and retains a strong interest in the use of research and evaluation in PR. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the first IPR/PRCA Planning Research and Evaluation Toolkit. He was also a founder member of the IPR/PRCAís PRE-Fix group, which is dedicated to the promotion of planning, research and evaluation in public relations. Chris is currently Chairman of the IPRís Professional Practices Committee.

He is the author of Corporate Community Investment and his second book Winning Reputations was published in 2001 by Macmillan.

With over 20 years experience in the PR industry Alastair has recently launched the business advice consultancy Madsen Gornall Ashe.

He established both Scope Communications in 1981 and the Consolidated Communications in 1990 which went on to win PR Weeks Consultancy of the Year Award in 2001, achieve a fee income of £5.5 million with a total staff of 115.

Before this he spent four years as International Sales Manager for Business Week International in New York. Alastair started his career as a Lieutenant in the British Army. Between 1975-1978 he undertook tours in Belfast, Germany, Canada and the UK, including officer training at Sandhurst.

Tony is the Director of Public Relations for the Corporation of London. His work includes promoting the role of the Corporation as the local government for the City of London and the provider of valued services to London as a whole and the nation, and promoting the City of London as the worldís leading international financial centre and Europeís financial capital.

Between 1989 ñ1994 he was Associate Director in the Public Affairs section of Hill and Knowlton. His time there included two secondments: one to Hong Kong where he was the Campaign Co-ordinator for the Honour Hong Kong Campaign for full British passports for Hong Kong people; and the other to the Water Association where he was public affairs, press and information officer in the run up to privatisation of the industry.

Tony started his career as national organiser for the Social Democratic Party and the Liberal Democrats between 1982-1998 and Press Secretary to the then Leader of the Liberal Democrats, the Rt Hon Sir David Steel MP between 1987-1989.

Starting his career within the chemical industry sector between 1976-1986, Phil went on to jointly found the Centre for Corporate & Public Affairs in 1994 to give focus to Public Affairs research in the UK. He was instrumental in founding the MA in PR at Manchester Metropolitan University and his extensive academic portfolio spans more than 12 years. Phil also developed the only regularly taught Government and Public Affairs programme in the UK and the first public affairs course for Erasmus University Rotterdam, one of the top 5 Business Schools in Europe.

Author of over 100 articles in books and journals in communications he has written four books and published numerous chapters in other titles. His extensive research experience has been complimented by various external examinerships and international teaching posts. And as media adviser to a wide range of national press, TV and radio Phil has given advice in the areas of consumer research, EU marketing issues, political lobbying, public affairs and strategic marketing.

Phil is also a board member of the CIM Council, American Marketing Association, the European Centre for Public Affairs and the Academy of Marketing. 

From 1995-2001 David was Chief Executive of Harrison Cowley Ltd during which time revenues tripled from £2.1m to £6.3m. Employing 118 staff and with offices around the UK, David is now Chairman and Chief Executive of the consultancy.

Before entering the PR industry in 1986, David worked as a journalist, as Information Officer for the Wildfowl Trust and as Co-editor of Strand Magazine ñ a literary quarterly funded by Northern Arts.

From 1991-2000 David was Chair of Business in the Arts North West and Director of the Bluecoat Arts Centre in Liverpool.

Julia is Chief Executive of HMC, the public relations company she founded ten years ago. 

One of the few PR people to be listed in Whoís Who, Julia co-authored Penguinís Cosmopolitan Guide to Working in PR and Advertising in 1996. She wrote the first national newspaper column on PR for the Times in 1997 and has written and broadcast on public relations issues for, amongst others, Spectator, Newsnight and Channel Four News. She comments regularly on public relations for The Observer, The Independent and The Evening Standard.

Julia has lectured for many years to PR Students across the UK and this year has been invited to guest lecture to BA Public Communications students at the University of Westminster and to MA students at the London College of Printing.

Jane is Joint Managing Director of Republic, a consumer, B2B and technology consultancy whose clients include Kodak Ltd, Jarvis Plc and the Scotch Malt Whisky Association. She co-founded Republic in 1997 and has since won ëBest New Consultancyí in the PR Week awards, built up a 20 strong team and achieved a £1.4 million fee income.

Her previous experience includes the position of Group Managing Director at the Leedex Group between 1992 and 1997 before which she spent 10 years at Kingsway Public Relations and then The Rowland Company based in both London and New York.

Currently working as an independent adviser and consultant in strategic communications issues, Estherís 20-year career in public relations spans work in-house and in consultancy. Her experience of public, private, voluntary and charitable organisations covers a wide range of sectors. Most recently she was Director of Corporate Affairs at Powergen from 1997-2001 and before that she was Head of Corporate Communications at Cable & Wireless.

Esther was a member of the committee that oversaw the introduction of the IPR Diploma and was chief examiner for the CAM qualification.

Esther regularly gives lectures, presentations and writes articles on corporate affairs, communications and related issues.

Edmund King is the first Executive Director of the RAC Foundation for Motoring where in the space of 24 months, he has helped establish the organisation as the most influential and responsible voice of motoring.

Previously, he was Head of Campaigns at RAC Motoring Services where he ran the RAC Parliamentary Unit and also headed the London Press Office. Edmund was instrumental in shifting RAC public policy to ëmobility not just motoringí. He was also instrumental in the re-branding of the RAC.

His previous career includes work in Whitehall, in public relations for a wine company in Burgundy, in the motor industry in California, as a broadcaster in Los Angeles and as Campaigns Co-ordinator for the British Road Federation.

Edmund spent the last two years as Chairman of the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) where he helped to develop a range of educational workshops and events. In 2000, he won the award ëPR Professional of the Yearí presented by PR Week.

Ardi Kolah has a distinguished track record in print journalism, broadcasting, brand marketing and communications. He has presented, reported and produced for BBC network radio and TV, written the leading work on Sports Sponsorship for FT Media which was the FTís best selling management report in 1999 and has held senior communications and marketing posts with organisations including Andersen Consulting, CMG plc, DTI and Imperial Cancer Research Fund. He established Maverick UK, an award winning PR and marketing consultancy whose clients included the World Health Organisation. 

He is a regular contributor/broadcaster on marketing, new media, sponsorship and PR in the UK. He chairs a large number of national conferences on topics of importance to the UK's leading brand owners (Managing Internal Communications, Successful Marketing Communications and Ethnic Media in the UK). He has been a voluntary advisor to The Media Trust, The Society of Asian Lawyers, The Rory Peck Trust, RNIB, Young Enterprise, Sport England and Refugee Action.

Graham began his career in production management with Hawker Siddeley Aviation in Manchester. He subsequently joined the Textile Council as assistant to the director of information and education. In 1971 he moved to London to join the Confederation of British Industry where he spent almost seven years and rose to become policy co-ordinator to the president.

In 1978 he co-founded Biss Lancaster Euro RSCG. The consultancy rapidly became one of the leading players in the field with a high reputation for creativity, strategic counselling and crisis management. The consultancy is now top ten size in the UK.

Graham is the Chairman Elect of the PRCA and was recently voted ëMedia Boss of the Yearí 2001 by Pathfinders. Outside of business, his main interest is writing and he has had four spy thrillers published and has also written two management books.

Clare co-founded Lansons Communications, a specialist financial services agency, in 1989 which now employs 66 people and has an annual fee income of over £5 million. As Chairman of Lansons Communications Clare offers strategic advice and guidance in the financial sector.

Prior to this, Clare was Director at Quigley & Associates between 1987-1989 and during this time she established a successful financial services division. Prior to this she held posts at Dewe Rogerson (now Citigate) and National Mutual Life.

Clare was awarded the Stephen Tallents Medal by the IPR in 2001.

Sue Stapely, a solicitor, is an independent communications consultant, specialising in reputation, crisis and issues management. Until recently she was a Director of Fishburn Hedges, one of the fastest-growing corporate communications and design consultancies in the UK, which she joined in 1996. She now works primarily with Quiller Consultants in London.

Before joining Fishburn Hedges, Sue was Head of Public Relations at the Law Society. She mounted many public information campaigns, co-ordinated the Societyís political work and acted most days as media spokesperson for the Society. Her book, Media Relations for Lawyers, was published in 1994.

A candidate for the SDP in the 1987 General Election, an elected member of the SDP's National Executive Committee and Chair of the Women for Social Democracy, Sue was also the first National Chair of the 300 Group ñ the all-party campaign to bring more women into political and public life. In connection, to these roles she contributed to many television an radio programmes, including Question Time, Any Questions and the Today Programme.