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.

Management Committee

APPC is run by its Management Committee. Up to 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, setting membership subscriptions, 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 up to four 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:

Paul Bristow

Paul Bristow

APPC Chairman

PB Consulting
Havard Hughes

Havard Hughes

Coventry Building Society
Peter Duncan

Peter Duncan

Chairman, APPC Scotland

Message Matters
Cathy Owens

Cathy Owens

Wales Representative

Deryn
Will Chambré

Will Chambré

Northern Ireland Representative

Chambré Public Affairs LLP
Sarah King

Sarah King

Connect
Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers

Whitehouse Consulting
Carl Thomson

Carl Thomson

Interel
Rhoda MacDonald

Rhoda MacDonald

Hanover Communications
Emily Wallace

Emily Wallace

GK Strategy
Mark Glover

Mark Glover

Past Chair

Newington
Iain Anderson

Iain Anderson

Past Chair

Cicero Group
Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson

Past Chair

Helen Johnson Consulting
Robbie MacDuff

Robbie MacDuff

Past Chair

Instinctif Partners
Michael Burrell

Michael Burrell

Past Chair

Connect
Warwick Smith

Warwick Smith

Past Chair

Instinctif Partners

APPC Chairman, Paul Bristow

Paul is the founder of PB Consulting - a 12-strong communications agency that he set up in 2010. He has worked in politics and public affairs for over a decade. After several years in the office of Richard Spring MP (now Lord Risby), he worked in a number of public affairs roles including as head of consulting services for BIBA Medical. From 2006 to 2010 he was a councillor on Hammersmith and Fulham Council, sitting as a cabinet member in the borough. In the 2010 general election he was the Conservative Party candidate for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, missing out on the seat by less than 2,000 votes.

peterduncanAPPC 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 by the Management Committee, and has the opportunity to raise issues of local concern in Scotland. The Committee holds an annual meeting 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: Matthew Revett, matthew.revett@grayling.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.

marySecretary

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 mail@appc.org.uk.

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 APPC Articles of Association here.

 

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