#50over50: Sarah Roberts-Bowman
#50over50 is an occasional series designed to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to public relations practice and/or education.
Sarah Roberts-Bowman was nominated by Kevin Ruck, who writes:
Sarah and I first worked together in the early 1990s when she headed up the Corporate Communication team for BT’s London region. What struck me then was her energy and drive which... for #50over50
We'd welcome your nominations for our #50over50 series in order to widen the net
#50over50: Cornelius Alexander
At the age of 48 Cornelius Alexander was told by a recruiter “If you don’t get a job in the next few months, you won’t work in PR again.” Well, how wrong that recruiter was as Cornelius is now running communication for the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.
We met when he studied the CIPR PR Diploma with us at PR Academy.
It is this sort of comment that helped to inspire our #50Over50 initiative because the diversity in PR agenda should be as much about age as anything else
#50over50: Shelley Spector
Shelley Spector runs the Museum of Public Relations in New York – did you know there was a PR museum? We didn’t, but talking to Shelley we realised how important it is that there is an organisation preserving the history of public relations and the part it has played in historical events. She is also a PR agency owner and author who recently edited and published the first book on diversity in PR, Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership.
She has been nominated for #50over50 by Adrian Crookes, who
#50over50: Anne Nicholls
Nominated by Heather Yaxley, who writes: Anne Nicholls is a wonderful example of a ‘quiet’ PR practitioner, who had gained experience and respect in several specialist areas across the education, health and charity sectors. Committed to her own professional development, Anne has embraced new challenges by gaining qualifications in digital marketing, PR and public affairs. Her ‘can do’ attitude is infectious and I believe that Anne is a worthy addition to the #50over50 list.
It’s never too late
#50over50: Jonathan Leach
One of the things that I find inspiring about our #50over50 series is the variety of backgrounds and entries into PR that I find. My own route into PR and comms came about after somehow ending up in the PR team of a larger organisation and finding I really liked it – and was hopefully OK at it!
Jonathan Leach, who has recently left Derbyshire Constabulary - where he had been one of the first professional heads of communication - to start his own consultancy, had just such a start.
#50over50: Andrew Bruce Smith
Who would have thought that growing up the son of newsagent in a remote part of Scotland would lead to a career in PR? But that’s exactly what happened for Andrew Bruce Smith who many will know as one…
#50over50: Amanda Hepton-Patchett
Language, words, communication – they are part of Amanda’s DNA.
But she didn’t start out in a communication role, her early career was as a PA. “It was a brilliant way to learn about business” she ex…
#50over50: Liz Yeomans
To many PR Academy PR alumni, the name Liz Yeomans is a familiar one. For many years Liz was the co-editor of the book Exploring Public Relations. We must have bought 100s of copies over the years. St…
#50over50: Rob Da Costa
If I knew then what I know now…..
Rob Da Costa is a coach. He used to run a very successful PR agency. As he describes it he “went from driving a Jag to driving a Renault Megane” but life with a Megan…