The CIPR International Committee includes people from all branches of PR, including City, Public Affairs, and Education.
We welcome new committee members. Please contact our secretary to show your interest or for more information.
Shirley Collyer joined Lansons from J.P. Morgan in 1994 and is a director and partner. She provides strategic advice to – and implements programmes for – a range of clients across the financial services industry, including now: Pensions, J.P. Morgan, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry and Societe Generale Securities Services. Shirley has worked in Spain and Belgium, speaks Spanish and French and heads the International Team at Lansons.
Andras is an expert in strategic communications and public relations with a solid track record of building bespoke solutions for different organisations in the UK and mainland Europe (mainly Central-Eastern Europe). His wide variety of projects include reputation, CSR, digital and content strategy as well as crisis comms and public affairs campaigns. He has an MA in media management, and is the Vice President of the Hungarian PR Association
James Le Grice
James is an Anglo-American dual national and a political consultant at Insight Consulting Group. A graduate of Georgetown University, James began his career in the Washington office of Congressman Rush Holt before coming to Westminster to work with Mid-Norfolk MP, George Freeman. After building experience of integrated PR and public affairs campaigning at Ketchum-Pleon, James joined ICG in September 2012. His fields of speciality are transport, energy, the Middle East and healthcare.
Beatrice is a trilingual (English, French and Italian) communications professional, with a wealth of experience working across a variety of different sectors and geographies. Currently working at Digitalis Reputation, the only tech-powered digital reputation and risk management firm, she advises clients on mitigation of reputational, privacy and security risks which can originate online. Beatrice previously worked at strategic consultancy Lansons, where her portfolio included international clients within the Asset Management and Banking industry. Earlier this year, Beatrice was selected as one of 35 Europeans to take part in an incubator on the future of the European Union, Siylab, held by the Italian Ministry and the University of Siena. She continues to collaborate on the project.
Beatrice holds a Bachelor in History and a Master's in History of International Relations from Sorbonne University
Patrick is a PhD student at Birkbeck, University of London. His studies focus on crisis communication with a global and culturally diverse audience. Prior to that he received a BSc from Maastricht University in International Business and a MA from Hult International Business School. He has worked at leading agencies in the field of finance, investor relations and corporate communication. Patrick wants to put his research to use and support global companies in how to handle crises more efficiently.
Principal of Maclaine Communications, Eva specialises in global communications programmes and in strategy development, issues management, stakeholder engagement and corporate responsibility. Clients include numerous blue chip UK organisations and, as a multilingual PR practitioner, she also advises internationally at senior government level. Projects have spanned diverse countries including Poland, Samoa and Cyprus. She is a CIPR Fellow, a past chair of CIPR International, an elected member of Council and was a Board member in 2014/15. In 2016 she chaired CIPR's Professional Practices committee.
Faryal is a CIPR Accredited Practitioner, specialising in international communication in the not-for-profit sector. She is well versed in creating and implementing communication strategies, particularly within the United Nations system after almost a decade at the Universal Postal Union, a UN specialized agency.
Faryal has recently taken up a new position with the University of Bern to create and implement its first international communications strategy.
Her experience also includes external relations, advising the C-Suite and other colleagues on communication issues, managing online and offline corporate publications in multiple languages, media relations and public outreach, as well as social media.
A languages graduate of the University of Oxford, she holds postgraduate qualifications in law and communications, including the CIPR Diploma in Public Relations.
An international PR consultant, Alessandra specialises in advising small and medium enterprises about corporate communications. She holds an MBA, a degree in economics and she attended the London School of Journalism. Alessandra has some academic teaching experience as a guest lecturer. She assists companies in implementing communication and stakeholder engagement plans and annual and multi-year public relations strategies. She speaks Italian (Italy is her home country), English, and basic French and Spanish.
Katie Scott-Kurti is a CIPR member with over 14 years' experience. In her current role for a world-leading management accounting institute, Katie oversees the global advocacy strategy and the PR, executive communications, magazine channels and partnership programme that underpins this work. Katie has previously worked as a global PR manager where she was responsible for setting up a number of international agency and consultancy appointments.
Merete Svendsen Donlon
Merete specialises in representing corporate and asset management clients at reputation management consultancy Lansons. She also sits on the agency's International committee. On a day-to-day basis she oversees and delivers the practical elements of planning, evaluation, media management and stakeholder relations for clients, both in the UK and globally. Merete graduated with a BA (Hons) in Multimedia Journalism from Bournemouth University in 2012, having written for publications such as This is Money. She also worked for Halden Arbeiderblad in her native Norway.
Georgina manages corporate communications for Gilead Sciences, one of the world's largest biotech companies, in San Francisco, California. Georgina relocated to the U.S. in 2014, before which she spent almost a decade in healthcare strategy and communications roles in London, primarily in the NHS. A graduate of Oxford University in Modern and Medieval Languages (French & German) she also holds an MSc in European Policy from Birkbeck College, University of London, and graduated with Distinction in her Executive MBA from Cass Business School in 2015. Georgina joined the CIPR in 2008 and completed the CIPR Diploma in 2009.
Stefan Wanzenried runs keen PR, a public relations consultancy based in Berne, Switzerland. His clients include private sector companies, government organisations as well as NPOs, operating in a variety of sectors. A CIPR Accredited Practitioner, Stefan holds a CIPR Public Relations Diploma from SPRI Zurich and an MA in linguistics from Berne University. Previously, he was Deputy Director and Head of Corporate Communications at the British Council Switzerland.