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Public Relations Institute of Australia appoints new President and Deputy President

Tuesday 15, May 2018

The Public Relations Institute of Australia at its Extraordinary General Meeting yesterday elected Sylvia Bell FPRIA as National President and Liane Sayer-Roberts MPRIA as Deputy National President for the next year.

In accepting the roles, both Sylvia and Liane praised outgoing National President, Jenny Muir FPRIA and Deputy President Jacquie Ray MPRIA  for their dedication and contributions to the PRIA over the last two years.

“Jenny and Jacquie have reinvigorated the PRIA, delivering new masterclasses with global and national subject experts, achieving record entries for the prestigious Golden Target Awards in 2017, new training partnerships with HSPR, and the ongoing accreditation of 18 university courses,” said Sylvia Bell. “In 2018, the PRIA also launched the prestigious Donald Dyer Scholarship for two PhD recipients, demonstrating its commitment to professional development and learning of all members.”

Sylvia and Liane bring extensive public relations and communications expertise to the PRIA Board and are focused on delivering the Board’s strategy for 2018 -19 and professional development for our PRIA members and the industry.

“Liane and I are excited to be leading the PRIA Board, and picking up the baton that’s been so capably carried by Jenny and Jacquie, and we are looking forward to further increasing support and engagement for our profession,” concluded Sylvia Bell.