CIPR Appoints Wilson as Chief Executive

A senior PR practitioner who first 'cut her teeth' in Scotland has been appointed chief executive of the industry's representative body, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Jane Wilson takes on leading what is Europe’s largest professional body for PR practitioners from the fourth of next month.

From Glasgow, Wilson has extensive experience in PR and marketing, both in-house and consultancy, including leadership roles at First Ford in Scotland, Scottish Media Group and Capital Radio, where she was part of the senior management team that led its merger with GWR and the subsequent battle against a hostile bid from Global Radio.

In a statement issued by CIPR, its president, Jay O’Connor, is quoted, saying: “Jane is an exceptional communicator whose experience spans media, public affairs, investor relations, internal communications, policy and marketing. Accomplished at the board table, Jane is a strong leader with an innate understanding of PR and the experience and enthusiasm to lead the Institute on behalf of members and the profession.”

The CIPR has over 9500 members.

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