PRIA was first established in 1949 by one of its founding members, Asher Joel.

PRIA established the annual Golden Target Awards in 1976, to recognise excellence in Australian public relations.The University of Western Sydney's Ward Library is home to the winners collection which dates from 1998.

Past National Presidents of the PRIA

  • Sylvia Bell 2018 - 2019

  • Jenny Muir 2015 - 2018

  • Michael Watson 2013 - 2015

  • Terri-Helen Gaynor 2012 - 2013

  • Nicholas Turner 2011 - 2012

  • Robina Xavier 2009 - 2011

  • Tracy Jones 2008 - 2009

  • Annabelle Warren 2005 - 2007

  • Rob Masters 2003 - 2005

  • Liz McLaughlin 2001 - 2003

  • Professor Jim MacNamara 1999 - 2001

  • Ron Berryman

  • Marjorie Anderson 1992 - 1993

  • Greg Ray 1990 - 1992

  • Bill Mackey 1988

  • Alex Gottshall 1986 - 1987

  • Candy Tymson 

  • Hal Myers 1981 - 1982

  • Bill Sherman

  • Jim Griffin 1976

  • H.A. Tony Stevenson 1972

  • Shan Hoskyns 1969 -1971

  • John Flower 1969

  • Trevor Craddock 1966 -1968

  • Donald Dyer

  • Ron Cameron 1963 - 1965

  • Noel Griffiths

  • Sir Asher Joel - Founding Member of PRIA (NSW)

 

PRIA President's Award - Recipients

The following are the names engraved on the PRIA National President’s Award trophy – donated by Greg Ray LFPRIA in 1991. The award recognises ‘distinguished individual service to the PRIA’.

  • 2019 Jenny Muir FPRIA

  • 2018 Tom Parkes LFPRIA

  • 2017 Annabelle Warren FPRIA

  • 2016 Susan Redden Makatoa FPRIA, Carol Moore MPRIA, Anthony Lowe FPRIA

  • 2015 Arthur Delbridge FPRIA, Paul Rushton-Clarke

  • 2012 Robina Xavier FPRIA

  • 2011 Ingrid Larkin MPRIA

  • 2010 Tracy Jones FPRIA

  • 2009 Catherine Baker MPRIA

  • 2008 Annabelle Warren FPRIA

  • 2007 Brian Mahoney FPRIA

  • 2006 Robert Masters

  • 2005 Joy Chia FPRIA

  • 2004 James Mahoney FPRIA

  • 2003 Tony Harrison FPRIA

  • 2002 Fran Hagon MPRIA

  • 2001 Robert Gibbs MPRIA

  • 2000 John Malone FPRIA

  • 1999 Marjorie Anderson FPRIA

  • 1998 Susan Driscoll MPRIA

  • 1997 Noel Turnbull FPRIA

  • 1996 Arthur Delbridge FPRIA

  • 1995 Graeme Allen MPRIA

  • 1994 Adrian J. Golding MPRIA

  • 1993 P.M. Wayne Hon Solicitor

  • 1992 David Potts FPRIA

  • 1991 Peter Lazar FPRIA

  • 1994 Adrian Goulding

  • 1993 Peter Wayne (Hon Solicitor)

  • 1992 David Potts

  • 1991 Peter Lazar

  • 1979 Percival Gordon Holland (known as Gordon Holland)

  • 1968 and 1982 John Flower (Only President to serve two distinct terms) John Flower Award is given to the best Corporate Campaign at the Golden Target Awards each year