Statement from the Returning Officer

For the CIPR elections 2022, at the close of nominations the following were found to be correctly nominated:

President Elect – 1 nominee for 1 seat
Scotland – 1 nominee for 1 seat
Wales – 1 nominee for 1 seat
Northern Ireland – 1 nominee for 1 seat
Regional 1 – 1 nominee for 5 seats
Sectoral Groups – 4 nominees for 8 seats
Open List – 7 candidates for 8 seats

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President Elect

Rachael Clamp – Elected

Nominated by:
Neil Cuthbert
Sarah Pinch
Robert Okunnu
Stuart Bruce
Gill Morris
Jenni Field
Rachel Royall
Anne Gregory
Donna Castle
Max Sugarman

Nations Seats

Jenifer Stirton – Elected
Nominated by CIPR Scotland

Martyn Williams – Elected
Nominated by CIPR Cymru/Wales

Arlene McPhillips – Elected
Nominated by CIPR Northern Ireland

Regions Seats

Alison Gallagher-Hughes – Elected
Nominated by CIPR Midlands Group

Sectoral Seats

Claire Melia-Tompkins – Elected
Nominated by CIPR Local Public Services Group

Crispin Thorold – Elected
Nominated by CIPR International Group 

Binu Jacob – Elected
Nominated by CIPR Inside

Donna Castle – Elected
Nominated by CIPR Public Affairs 

Open List Seats

Paul Compton – Elected

Nominated by:
Rachel Barnard
Peter Holt
Sarah Pinch
Michael Carhart-Harris
Bridget Aherne

Ben Veal – Elected

Nominated by:
Joanne Patch
Veronica Hannon
Charlotte Sanville
Rachael Clamp
Adam Driver

Naj Modak – Elected

Nominated by:
Gary Taylor
Laura Smith
Sara Thornhurst
Dave Glanville
Josephine Graham

David Hamilton – Elected

Nominated by:
Sarah Pinch
Andy Green
Katherine Raven
Rachael Clamp
Chris Love

Ruth Jackson – Elected

Nominated by:
Nic Wray
Angela Wilson
Nicola Knight
Michelle Nelson
Hayley Mace

Binu Jacob – Already elected

Nominated by
Dan Holden
Michael Smith
Katie Marlow
Becky Paul
Fiona Hatton

John Wilkinson – Elected

Nominated by:
Martyn Williams
Neil Gibson
Francesca Carpanani
Alison Tobin
Hannah Claffey

Since the number of candidates in each position did not exceed the number of vacancies, I declare that all of the above are duly elected.

This concludes the CIPR elections 2022.

Commenting on the results, CIPR President Rachel Roberts said ‘I am very grateful to everyone who has put themselves forward this year to continue the work of building the CIPR. There are still some vacant seats on Council and our intention is to co-opt additional representatives so we have a broad representation of our community of practice and practitioners. This will be discussed as part of Board & Council meetings on 27 September. Lastly I'd like to extend my thanks to my fellow Council members, elected in 2020 and still currently serving, who have been working on members' behalf since the beginning of last year and will continue in their roles until the end of 2022.’

Special note on the timetable

The period of nominations was extended by one week in recognition of the National Period of Mourning following the death of Elizabeth II. This variation followed the rules set out in Section 2.1 of the CIPR Election Regulations.

Background Information
Descriptions for each of the Council roles, the Election regulations and the election process is available here .