The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management held its 16th Annual General Meeting hosted in Oslo, Norway on Saturday April 21 by The Norwegian Communication Association.

During the meeting, Global Alliance Chair José Manuel Velasco presented the 2017 Annual Report, providing an overview of the key activities and initiatives conducted by the Global Alliance in 2017.

Mr. Jose Velasco during the Global Alliance AGM Election

A new board of directors was also elected at the AGM, taking office July 1 2018. The incoming board includes leading practitioners, academics and industry association leaders, with representation from every continent.


Position                          Name & Member Affiliation                                                         Term

Chair                                José Manuel Velasco, Dircom (Spain)                                   June 30, 2019

Chair-Elect                     Justin Green, PRII, Ireland                                                       June 30, 2019

Immediate Past-Chair     Gregor Halff, IPRS (Singapore)                                            June 30, 2019

Treasurer                       Joe Truncale, PRSA (USA)                                                        June 30, 2019

Secretary                         Therese Manus, NCA (Norway)                                            June 30, 2019

Chief Administrative        Mateus Furlanetto (Non-voting), GA                                Ex officio Officer

Delegate-at-Large         Fiona Cassidy, PRINZ (New Zealand)                                     June 30, 2020

Delegate-at-Large           Cecilia Schon-Jansson, SACP (Sweden)                              June 30, 2019

Delegate-at-Large           Alastair McCapra, CIPR (UK)                                                June 30, 2019

Delegate-at-Large           Alex Malouf, MEPRA (UAE)                                                 June 30, 2019

Delegate-at-Large         Paula Portugal Mendes, APCE (Portugal)                           June 30, 2020

Delegate-at-Large           Tina McCorkindale, Institute for Public Relations (USA) June 30, 2019

(Academic/ Research)

Regional Delegate-at    Hamilton dos Santos, ABERJE (Brazil)                                  June 30, 2019

-Large (Latin America)

Regional Delegate-at    Prita Kemal Gani, APRN (Indonesia)                                    June 30, 2019

-Large (Asia)

Regional Delegate-at    Jane Gitau, APRA (Africa)                                                      June 30, 2019

-Large (Africa)


Jose Manuel Velasco welcomed the new chair-elect, Justin Green (PRII, Ireland), the members that were re-elected Fiona Rose Cassidy (PRINZ), Joe Truncale (PRSA, USA) Prita Kemal Ghani (APRN, ASEAN), Paula Portugal Mendes (APCE, Portugal) and the new board members, Hamilton dos Santos (Aberje, Brazil) and Jane Gitau, (APRA, Africa). He also thanked the outgoing board member Tato Carbonaro (Aberje, Brazil).

The next Global Alliance Board Members Meeting will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 2018 hosted by the ASEAN PR Network. Looking forward to welcome everyone in Jakarta.

Casting of votes during Global Alliance AGM