About the group

CIPR East Anglia represents a community of 540  members who work in a variety of sectors and are based in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The committee of volunteers brings together agency, in-house and independent practitioners for great local professional development events, webinars and informal meetups.

Highlights throughout the year include an annual conference, the PRide Awards, and events in partnership with other professional membership groups and leading businesses in the region.

The committee wants to work with local members to help make their ideas for the region happen. Get in touch: cipreastanglia@gmail.com

Visit CIPR East Anglia’s website to find out about upcoming events.

About the Community

Our Committee


Becky Hall


Becky has helped organisations in the technology, education and infrastructure industries through major change, supported leaders with employee engagement and led on digital communications.
A self-confessed ‘learning addict’, Becky has a diploma in internal communications and qualifications in marketing, change management, leadership and project management.
Becky is on the CIPR’s ‘70 at 70’ list of people who have made an outstanding contribution to the Institute and the wider PR industry.

Email: rebeccahall210@gmail.com


Adam Driver

Chair Elect

Adam is an experienced B2B & B2C Marcomms/PR Manager with a strong background in FMCG, hospitality and retail sectors in the UK and Australia.
His experience includes account management, social media (content planning & CMS), internal & crisis comms, sports sponsorship, trade marketing, digital marketing, event management and briefing external agencies.


Amy Maxwell


Amy is a communications lead in local government, working on areas ranging from city events to homelessness and social housing.
This role involves everything from writing high level communication strategies and briefing to spokespeople, to creating content and managing a number of social media channels.
In her spare time, Amy is always looking for development opportunities, but also loves to travel and supports her local football team.

Email: amymaxwell161@gmail.com


Nic Wray

Nic has worked in communications, marketing and PR for over 20 years. She is currently the Communications Manager for a small national charity, the British Tinnitus Association.
Her role is very diverse, from creating consumer information to being a media spokesperson. Her motto is "Information is giving out. Communication is getting through."
A graduate of the University of Sheffield, she is an Accredited PR Practitioner.

Twitter: @nicwray


Louise Hepburn MCIPR

PRide coordinator

Louise is a writer and editor with the tech company Audio Analytic, based in Cambridge UK. For CIPR East Anglia, she coordinates the PRide Awards for the Anglia, Thames and Chiltern region.
Her background is in journalism and PR, having worked in a range of sectors including global development, finance, and retail. She was previously based in Geneva and Washington DC, and has worked on projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Louise moved back to the UK in 2014 to be closer to family in Norfolk.

Twitter: @LouiseKHepburn


Judith Gaskell

Conference coordinator 1

Judith might have more years in PR than she’d like to remember, but loves to keep up-to-date by attending events, online training and networking with much younger comms colleagues!
After working in agencies in London and Cambridge, she has spent the past 18 years running her own agency, Cambridge PR, working with all types of clients and projects from trendy restaurant openings to making a new railway safety device sound exciting!

Email: Judith.gaskell@cambridgepr.biz


Ruth Jackson

Conference coordinator 2

Ruth is a communications professional working at Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge. Her career spans over 25 years of managing communications for a wide variety of companies.
Having achieved her chartered status in 2018, Ruth is now keen to encourage others in the industry to embark on their own #getchartered journey as a way of raising the bar for our profession. Ruth is joint Conference Lead for CIPR E Anglia.

Email: ruth.jackson@yahoo.co.uk


Rose Ling BA

Communications Lead

English Rose based in Ipswich. Marketing Executive for national PR and comms agency Genesis as well as the Comms lead for CIPR East Anglia and organiser of the Ipswich connect monthly events. I have over 6 years marketing experience working in-house and agency.
Love travelling, working out, watching movies, cooking, exploring new places and hanging out with friends and family.

Email: rose.ling@hotmail.co.uk


Michelle Nelson, MCIPR, Dip CIPR, Chart.PR

Give Back coordinator

Michelle is a communications and marketing specialist. She's worked across a number of industry sectors including technology, transport, not for profit, finance, retail, education and tourism.
She joined the committee in 2018 and is the Project Lead on the GiveBack project. Michelle is also a member of Women in PR and Women in Technology.


James Hyde

Digital coordinator

James is a communications lead in local government, having previously worked in the sports industry.
He was nominated for Outstanding Young Communicator at the 2018 CIPRide Awards, and as communications lead contributed to Norfolk County Council’s CIPRide Award for ‘Best Event’ in 2019.
In his spare time, James is the Club Secretary (and mediocre utility player) for a football team who play in Norwich.

Twitter: @jhydetweets


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