I had a major surprise today. A few months ago I decided to stand for election to the PRCA Council. It sounded like a great opportunity to discuss the issues affecting the PR and communication industry among representatives from across the profession.
I was delighted when I was among the in-house communicators that were elected to the Council. The year ahead was looking interesting.
It was a bit of a spur of the moment when I decided to stand for election to Vice Chair of the Council. There were many eminent professionals involved in the election. So you can imagine my surprise today when I found I had been elected.
This is a great opportunity to discuss the issues that matter to the profession. It is a chance for me to give something back to the profession that has given me so much. I am really looking forward the getting stuck into things and working with people from all parts of PR and communication.
There are some significant challenges and opportunities ahead for the profession which the Council can get involved in discussing. I hope that the work will bring parts of the profession together to consider these issues in a collaborative way.
If anyone has any points to make, issues to consider or areas for discussion just let me know. Finally a big thank you to everyone who voted for me I am truly grateful.