Medal winners

This page lists the past winners of the President's Medal and the Stephen Tallent's medal.

President's Medal

We founded the President's Medal in 1966. We award it at the President's discretion for distinguished service to public relations.

Recipients to date have been:

  • 2017 Harold Burson 
  • 2015 Heather McGregor CBE
  • 2014 Biz Stone
  • 2013 Professor Iain Stewart 
  • 2012 Lord Coe
  • 2011 Rt Hon Lord McNally
  • 2010 Shami Chakrabarti
  • 2009 Sir Tim Berners-Lee
  • 2008 Lord Jones of Birmingham
  • 2007 Boris Johnson
  • 2006 Jean Valin
  • 2005 Ken Livingstone
  • 2004 Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • 2003 Hugh Orde OBE
  • 2002 Jeff Randall
  • 2001 Alan Parker
  • 2000 Tim Bell HonFIPR, Lord Bell of Belgravia
  • 1998 Rt Hon Michael Heseltine
  • 1997 George Stephanopoulos
  • 1996 Martin Bell
  • 1995 Sir Robert Scott
  • 1994 Professer Robert Worcester
  • 1993 Jennifer Saunders
  • 1992 Richard Branson
  • 1991 James Naughtie
  • 1990 John Arlott OBE
  • 1989 Professor Charles Handy
  • 1988 Peter Gummer HonFIPR, The Lord Chadlington
  • 1987 David Collischon
  • 1986 John Garnett CBE
  • 1985 HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal
  • 1984 Dame Mary Donaldson GBE
  • 1983 Lord Fitt of Bell's Hill
  • 1982 Lord Sieff of Brimpton OBE
  • 1981 Edward Bernays
  • 1980 Turlough O'Brien CBE FIPR
  • 1979 Lord Robens of Woldingham
  • 1978 James P Derriman FIPR
  • 1977 Frederick C Gillman MVO OBE HonFIPR
  • 1976 Henry L James CB FIPR
  • 1975 Jesse Opembe MIPR
  • 1974 Lord Redcliffe Maud
  • 1973 Norman Rogers MBE FIPR
  • 1972 Sam Black MBE FIPR
  • 1971 Wilfred Howard FIPR
  • 1970 Sir Iain Steww
  • 1966 HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Stephen Tallents Medal

We founded the Stephen Tallents Medal in 1984. We award it at the discretion of the President to recognise exceptional achievement in public relations practice by a CIPR member.

Recipients to date have been:

  • 2015 Eva Maclaine Chart.PR FCIPR
  • 2014 Sarah Hall FCIPR
  • 2013 Pat Gaudin Chart.PR FCIPR
  • 2012 Rob Brown FCIPR
  • 2011 Dave Sanders MCIPR
  • 2010 Adrian Wheeler FCIPR
  • 2009 Professor Anne Gregory FCIPR
  • 2008 Ian Wright FCIPR
  • 2007 John Brown FCIPR
  • 2006 Andy Green FCIPR
  • 2005 Michael Murphy FCIPR
  • 2004 Mark Adams MIPR
  • 2003 John Foster FCIPR
  • 2002 Mike Granatt FCIPR
  • 2001 Clare Parsons MIPR
  • 2000 Simon Lewis FCIPR
  • 1999 John Aspery FCIPR
  • 1998 Peter Hehir FCIPR
  • 1997 Tony Spalding FCIPR
  • 1996 Michael Smith FCIPR
  • 1995 Peter Smith Hon FCIPR
  • 1994 Neville Wade FCIPR
  • 1993 Carol Friend FCIPR
  • 1992 Robin Thurston FCIPR
  • 1991 Douglas Smith FCIPR
  • 1990 Alan Eden-Green Hon FCIPR
  • 1989 Henry Diamond FCIPR
  • 1988 Denis Inchbald FCIPR
  • 1987 Margaret Nally FCIPR
  • 1986 Frank Jefkins FCIPR
  • 1985 Alan Campbell-Johnson OBE FCIPR
  • 1984 Tim Traverse-Healy OBE Hon FCIPR