The PRCA today announced the launch of its Global Ethics Council (PRCA GEC), to uphold and elevate ethical standards in the public relations and communications industry. Its inaugural Chairman is David Gallagher, international president of Omnicom, former chairman of the PRCA, and former president of ICCO.
David Gallagher FPRCA, international president of Omnicom Public Relations Group and Global Ethics Council Chairman commented, “As a professional community we have spoken for decades about the need to set and maintain higher ethical standards in communications around the world; now the time has come to act, and I cannot imagine a better place to start than with the people on this new council.”
Members include Nitin Mantri, group CEO of Avian WE, president of ICCO and president of PRCAI, Rob Flaherty. Chairman of Ketchum, Bob Pickard. principal of Signal Communication Inc. and Francis Ingham. the director-general of PRCA and chief executive of ICCO
Its remit includes providing advice to PR associations on the content of their ethics codes, and The publication of a global ethics newsletter every month.