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.

Richard Peel

President

Richard Peel is the Managing Director of RPPR, following a long career in corporate communications across a range of sectors. He spent 11 years with BBC News, heading its communications and marketing.

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Emily Kirwan

Vice President

Emily is an award-winning communications and media professional with a decade's experience in external, internal and digital communications and corporate reputation management.

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Susan Morton

Vice President

Susan is Managing Director of Morton PR. She has over 15 years experience in strategic communications and media management, working across the private, public and not for profit sectors mainly in Europe, Asia and South Africa.

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Geraldine Sharpe-Newton

Council Member

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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Patrick Barrow

Council Member

Patrick started his career as a regional journalist in Sheffield and then with magazines in London in the late Eighties.

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Paul Charman

Council Member

Paul is Head of Journalism at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. He has been deeply involved with British newspapers for around forty years; working at local, regional and national press level as a reporter.

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