APPC is governed by its Management Committee (MC), whose members are voted for annually by members. The Young Consultants’ Committee (YCC) – made up of industry members under the age of thirty – is responsible for supporting young consultants and encouraging future recruits into the industry. The APPC in Scotland provides a forum for members and represents their interests in the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.
APPC is run by its Management Committee. Eight members are elected annually and, to ensure continuity, past Chairs may remain as members of the Management Committee. The AGM also elects a Chairman who may serve for a maximum of two years. The Management Committee’s roles include admitting new members, overseeing the self-regulatory regime and, if necessary, taking disciplinary action (more on our independent Complaints and Disciplinary Rules and procedures here). The APPC is a company limited by guarantee and the members of the Management Committee are the company’s directors. The APPC is run in accordance with our Articles of Association and complies with all relevant legislation including Competition Policy. Current members of the Management Committee are:
Chairman, APPC ScotlandMessage Matters
Past ChairConnect Communication
Darren CaplanAirport Operators’ Association
Past ChairHelen Johnson Consulting
Rhoda MacDonaldHanover Communications
Past ChairInstinctif Partners
Past ChairConnect Communications
Past ChairInstinctif Partners
APPC Chairman, Iain Anderson
Iain has been Chairman of the APPC since May 2014. He was re-elected at the APPC’s AGM in May 2015 for a further 12 months. Iain is the Executive Chairman of Cicero Group. He has over 20 years experience in corporate communications, initially as a business journalist and then as a founding shareholder at Incisive Media. He has also worked for a range of UK politicians, including Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP on his leadership bids. Iain was part of the founding team at Cicero Group and focuses on public policy and corporate communications strategy in Europe and North America. Current clients include a number of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies across a range of industry sectors. Iain writes regular blogs for the Huffington Post and Conservative Home and has been featured in City AM and Money Marketing, among other publications. He is also contributing Political Editor at Square Mile magazine. He was ranked in the top quartile of the Total Politics Top 100 Lobbyists and appears in the PR Week Power Book. CityAM includes him in the list of “The City’s most influential financial PRs” voted by broadcast and national business editors, and he was included in the Square Mile’s Top 100 most powerful players in the City. Iain was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Queen Elizabeth II Garden in New York in May 2012.
APPC in Scotland
The APPC Scotland Committee meets regularly to discuss and respond to matters relating to the profession and the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government. All APPC member organisations working in relation to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government are invited to participate. The Committee also offers an annual training session on the APPC Code of Conduct.
The Chairman of APPC Scotland sits on the APPC Management Committee. The Scotland Committee receives updates on issues discussed on the Management Committee, and has the opportunity to raise issues of local concern in Scotland. The Committee holds an annual AGM at which a Chairman and Secretary are elected. The current office holders are:
Chairman: Peter Duncan (Message Matters)
Secretary: Matthew Revett (Grayling)
For media enquiries please contact: Peter Duncan 07740 469949, email@example.com
Young Consultants’ Committee (YCC)
The Young Consultants' Committee (YCC) was established in 2010, and represents consultants up to the age of 30. The Chair of the YCC sits as part of Management Committee, representing the views of young consultants.
There’s more information on the YCC here.
Mary Shearer is the Secretary of the APPC. She has worked for the APPC since 2000 and is the first port of call for most enquires. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles of Association
The APPC’s Articles of Association define the purpose of the APPC and the responsibilities of the directors. You can read the full Articles of Association by clicking here.