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. 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:

Mark Glover

Mark Glover

Chairman

Bellenden
Havard Hughes

Havard Hughes

MRM
Peter Duncan

Peter Duncan

Chairman, APPC Scotland

Message Matters
Rhoda MacDonald

Rhoda MacDonald

Hanover Communications
Paul Bristow

Paul Bristow

PB Political Consulting
Darren Caplan

Darren Caplan

Airport Operators’ Association
Emily Wallace

Emily Wallace

GK Strategy
Carl Thomson

Carl Thomson

Whitehouse
Ralph Jackson

Ralph Jackson

Lansons
George McGregor

George McGregor

Interel
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 Communications
Gill Morris

Gill Morris

Past Chair

Connect Communications
Warwick Smith

Warwick Smith

Past Chair

Instinctif Partners

MARK GLOVER FINAL CROPPEDAPPC Chairman, Mark Glover

Mark is a nationally recognised consultant with 30 years’ experience at the heart of politics and public affairs. He founded Bellenden at the beginning of 2006 and has overseen its growth into a dynamic, award winning, medium-sized communications agency. Before becoming Chairman of the APPC, Mark served two years as Deputy Chairman on the Management Committee. He is a national judge at the PRCA and the Public Affairs Awards. Mark served as a Labour Councillor in Southwark between 2002-14, including six years as Chair of the Labour Group. Previously he was a member of the Liberal Democrats' Federal and English Executives in the early 1990s. He was also a director of ‘The Reformer Magazine’. Mark currently also sits on the Ethical Advisory Board of The Marston Group and on the Event Organising Committee of UK Youth.

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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