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. 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:
Deputy ChairmanCoventry Building Society
Chairman, APPC ScotlandMessage Matters
Rhoda MacDonaldHanover Communications
Paul BristowPB Political Consulting
Emily WallaceGK Strategy
Past ChairCicero Group
Past ChairHelen Johnson Consulting
Past ChairInstinctif Partners
Past ChairConnect Communications
Past ChairInstinctif Partners
APPC Chairman, Mark Glover
Mark is a nationally recognised consultant with 30 years’ experience at the heart of politics and public affairs. He founded Newington 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.
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.