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:
APPC ChairmanPB Consulting
Chairman, APPC ScotlandMessage Matters
Northern Ireland RepresentativeChambré Public Affairs LLP
Darren CaplanRailway Industry Association
Paul ChurchThe Whitehouse Consultancy
Simon PughWeber Shandwick
Dave McCulloughRiverside Communications
Emma PetelaGK Strategy
Chris RogersiNHouse Communications
Past ChairCicero Group
Past ChairInstinctif Partners
Past ChairHelen Johnson Consulting
Past ChairInstinctif Partners
Chair, YCCHeadland Consultancy
APPC Chairman, Paul Bristow
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.