New Gold CPD Chairman of Judges

Peter Markey will be Chairman of Judges for the IPA’s Gold Accreditation scheme, which rewards agencies that have outstanding Continuous Professional Development programmes.

Pete Markey is Chief Marketing Officer for RSA Group, a global insurance business with over 20 million customers worldwide. He is responsible for all UK marketing across the RSA and MORE TH>N brands as well as sharing marketing best practise globally across the RSA Group. His role extends to brand, acquisition, customer and digital marketing.

Pete graduated from Southampton with a BA Hons in Corporate Communication and is a CIM Chartered Marketer. He has been awarded the DRUM, MI and Marketing Society Marketer of the Year awards. In 2011, he was named as one of Campaign magazine’s Top Ten Marketing Directors of the year.

Says Patrick Mills, Director of Professional Development, IPA, “We are delighted that Peter is our Chair of Judges for this year’s Gold awards. Peter was the natural choice for this role because of his passion for learning and development. He joins an illustrious line up of senior marketing professionals who have guided our panel in choosing previous CPD gold awarded agencies.”

To achieve Gold CPD Accreditation agencies will not only have met the full criteria for Continuous Professional Development accreditation (inductions, appraisals, training objectives and CPD diaries) but will have exceeded regular practice.  Companies will show creativity in building a vibrant learning culture, in support of real business objectives, that has not come about as an afterthought. The judges look to reward the submissions that clearly demonstrate the link between a holistic approach to Continuous Professional Development and business success.

The judging panel for this year includes:

  • Peter Markey, Chief Marketing Officer, RSA
  • Gwyn March, Founder, MarchOn Training
  • Bruce Macrae, Managing Partner, Development of Talent
  • Sue Shaw, Managing Partner, Journey HR
  • Paul Burns, The Burns Unit tlc
  • James Lizars, Independent Finance Director
This is the fifth year of Gold CPD Accreditation and 2011 saw 29 agencies awarded for their outstanding professional development programmes, including Woolley Pau Gyro, Hunterlodge, JWT and Karmarama. The awards will be announced at the IPA Annual Members’ Lunch, on April 17th 2013.

The deadline for submissions is January 31st 2013. Please send two copies of your submission to:

Jonathan Stocks
IPA, 44 Belgrave Square

Key dates in Professional Development 2013

25th Feb: IPA Foundation Certificate Exam
The IPA Foundation Certificate Exam will take place on Monday 25th February 2013 and will cost £200+VAT per delegate. Exams will be held around the UK dependent on demand.

27th Feb – 1st March: Strategic planning in a new fashioned industry
Strategic planning in a new fashioned industry is a three day residential course, targeted at strategic planners in agencies of all disciplines with between two and six years of experience. This year's course will be chaired by Fern Miller (EMEA Head of Planning, LBi) and Leo Rayman (Head of Planning, GREY London).

18th – 22nd March: Campaign Planning
The Campaign Planning course is designed to familiarise delegates with the major processes involved in moving from client brief to campaign solution. The course will be chaired by Ida Rezvani (Managing Director, McGarry Bowen) and Verica Djurdjevic (Managing Partner, PHD).

View the full list of upcoming (provisional) dates and deadlines for the Professional Development Programme in 2013.
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