Director General of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) & Chief Executive of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO)
Francis Ingham is Director General of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), operating out of London and Dubai; and Chief Executive of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), operating in 55 countries across the globe.
Representing over 24,000 practitioners, the PRCA is the largest professional body of its kind for the PR and communications industry. ICCO is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. Its membership comprises 40 national trade associations, collectively representing over 2,500 PR firms.
Ingham’s background is in politics and public affairs. He is External Examiner to the American University at Richmond; Trustee of the Speakers’ Corner Trust; Chairman of the Commonwealth Communicators Organisation; and Chairman of the Global Reputation Forum. He was educated at Oxford University, where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He appears in both the UK and the Global editions of PR Week’s PowerBook.
The Transformation, New Direction, and Trends in PR Industry
Francis Ingham will present the ICCO World Report – the definitive analysis of where the global PR and communications industry stands today; how it has been performing over the past year; and what it predicts will happen in the next few. Drawing on the breadth and depth of ICCO’s membership – 40 national associations, operating in 55 countries, and representing more than 2,500 agencies – it is a vital tool in understanding our industry. He will also briefly address what can be learned from Bell Pottinger’s collapse following its expulsion from the UK PRCA, and the implications for ethical practice.