My CIPR journey

How my membership of the CIPR has evolved since I joined.

2019

Started my (final?) two-year term as a CIPR Council member. Joined the CIPR’s Professional Membership & Development Standing Committee.

2010s

2018

Started my third & final year as Y&L’s Treasurer. Became a Trustee of iprovision, the CIPR’s benevolent fund.

2017

Started my second year as Y&L’s Treasurer.

2016

Stepped down as Y&L Deputy Chair, elected Treasurer. Elected Y&L’s PRide Co-ordinator. Rejoined the CIPR’s Professional Development & Membership Standing Committee. Rejoined Council as a ‘lucky loser’ from the 2014 elections. Unsuccessfully stood for election as President-Elect for 2017 (President for 2018).

2015

Stepped down as Y&L Chair and became Deputy Chair for a single-year term. Judged PRide Awards again. Became a CIPR Fellow. Became a CIPR Chartered Public Relations Practitioner.

2014

Joined the newly-created Professional Development & Membership Standing Committee. Missed out on election to Council for one of the eight places on the Open List.

2013

Elected Chair CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Group for two years, which includes a seat on CIPR Council.

2012

Judged PRide Awards for the first time.

2011

Elected Deputy Chair CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Group for two years.

2010

Joined CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Group, elected Secretary.

2000s

2006

Became a full member, and a CIPR Accredited Practitioner after three years of CPD.

2003

Enrolled for Continuing Professional Development and completed the IPR Advanced Certificate.

2002

Joined the IPR as an Associate Member.