The Council

Our council represents a diverse mix of our membership. It features well-known figures alongside younger rising stars in the media.

The council meets regularly to make sure that we continue to deliver an exciting programme of events.


Geraldine Sharpe-Newton


As a Public Relations Executive, Journalist and TV Producer, on both sides of the Atlantic, Geraldine has worked at the heart of media relations and corporate communications for over three decades.

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Michael Skrein

Council Member

Michael is the senior partner in Reed Smith's Intellectual Property, Media, Advertising and Technology disputes group.

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Peter Walker

Council Member

Peter has worked in brand design and communications for more than 30 years. He's always had his own business called WonderlandWPA which these days has a wide client base or corporate and FMCG brands.

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John M de C Hoare

Treasurer (not on council)

John is not a Council Member and is a qualified accountant who has been operating a portfolio career since 1980 as an interim executive, non-executive director and non-executive company secretary. 

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