Nomination for the Board of Directors, 2021-22

In accordance with Regulation23, nominations are open for members wishing to serve on the Board of Directors for 2021-22. For general advice on the legal responsibilities of directors, please check here

Two directors reach the end of their term from the CIPR Board on 31 December 2020. Additionally, two directors have decided to step down from Board on 31 December 2020.

Council will therefore be asked to elect three Directors for a two-year term (January 2021-31 December 2022) and one for a one-year term January 2021-31 December 2021).

Each nominated candidate must be proposed by a current member of Council and provide a statement of no more than 500 words outlining their experience and skills for the post.Nominations must be submitted by email to Maha Jamil at to be received not later than 5pm on Monday 30 November 2020. 

Download a nomination form here.  

Elections for Council and President Elect 2020

The CIPR Returning Officer, Martin Turner Found.Chart.PR, MCIPR, has declared the result of the CIPR Election 2020 with the following statement: 

As Returning Officer, I can confirm that the CIPR elections 2020, for offices commencing 2021, are now completed and that there are no outstanding matters to be resolved. I should like to thank the election provider Mi-Voice for their diligence, and colleagues at CIPR for their assistance. 

I can now proceed to the announcement of the results. 

7,478 votes were issued, and 865 individuals voted, giving a turnout of 11.6%. The voting method was the Single Transferable Vote (STV), as set out in the Regulations. 

The results of the contested elections are as follows: 


Rachel Roberts - elected with 484 votes

Peter Holt - runner up with 366 votes

Council 2021-23

Sector Groups List

Katie Marlow — elected 
Kerry Sheehan — elected 
Donna Castle — elected 
Alison Tobin — elected 
Jonathan Baggs — elected 
Abha Thakor — elected 
Fiona Hatton — elected 
Dan Gerrella — elected 
Vernon Hunte — runner up 

UK Nations and Regions List

Lesley Brydon, nominated by the Scotland Group committee – elected unopposed

John Wilkinson — elected 
Lisa Davies — runner up  

Northern Ireland
Rachel Burgoyne nominated by the Northern Ireland Group committee – elected unopposed

English Regions  

Nicola Brown, nominated by the Greater London Group committee – elected unopposed
Deb Sharratt, nominated by the North East Group committee – elected unopposed

Open List

Shirley Collyer 
David Hamilton 
Claire Melia-Tompkins 
Naj Modak 
Dominic Ridley-Moy 
Naomi Smith 

Complaints and appeals. 

The window for complaints or appeals regarding the election period was 48 hours from the close of voting on 16 October at 17:00. No further matters can be considered. Candidates wishing to review the electoral count may apply to the Returning Officer for the specifics. There is a 48-hour window for appeals relating to the count and the announcement of the results. No matters from previous phases of the election can be considered.