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IPREX Welcomes Two New Board Members, Adds Second Partner in Canada

by | Jan 17, 2024

CORK, IRELAND (January 17, 2024)IPREX Global President and Founder and Chief Executive of AM O’Sullivan PR Ann-Marie O’Sullivan has announced the appointment of two members to its Global Board and the onboarding of its newest partner in Canada. IPREX is the premier global network of independent communications agencies with more than 1,100 staff and 110 offices worldwide.

Anu Gupta, Director at APRW (Singapore) will assume the role of Asia Pacific President while Lindsey DeWitte, President of PR and EVP of Purpose + Sustainability at Barkley (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) will take the helm as Treasurer. Both board positions serve a two-year term from January 2024 through May 2026.

“We are delighted to welcome Anu and Lindsey to IPREX’s Global Board in what is a really positive step in strengthening our international network,” said Ann-Marie O’Sullivan. “In her new capacity as IPREX Asia Pacific President, Anu brings a wealth of local and regional knowledge, as well as her world-class experience and expertise. Lindsey brings solid financial management skills to IPREX, with a focus on sustainable practices. I have no doubt they will both be huge assets to the Global Board, enhancing our connections and bolstering our planning and budgeting processes as we continue to strengthen the IPREX brand.”

In her role as Asia Pacific President, Anu will oversee the IPREX network in APAC. She will engage directly with existing IPREX partners in the region, as well as IPREX regional directors, identify opportunities to connect partners for new business opportunities, continued learning, collaboration and global support. She takes the reins from Xavier PRabhu, Founder and Managing Director of PRHUB, an independent public relations and marketing consultancy based in India.

“I look forward to embarking on this experience to learn more about global best practices in communications from our IPREX partners and share more about Singapore and the region’s promising future globally,” said Anu.

As Treasurer Lindsey will bring years of experience running a B-Corporation to IPREX, where she will ensure financial stewardship, transparency, and sustainability, guiding the network towards its mission through responsible fiscal management. She takes the role from outgoing Treasurer Natalie Best, Chief Operating Officer at French West Vaughan, an integrated marketing agency based in Raleigh.

In Canada, IPREX welcomes Global Public Affairs. Established in 1997, Global Public Affairs is Canada’s leading public policy, government relations, and strategic communications firm. The agency brings expert knowledge and insight to help organizations navigate complex challenges and implement winning solutions. Global Public Affairs has locations in Ottawa, Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria.

“The addition of Global Public Affairs furthers our existing reach into Canada, and strategically expands our presence in the Americas,” said Laura Phillips, IPREX Americas President and President at Vehr Communications (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA). “We look forward to integrating the agency into the network and building strong relationships across the region.”

About IPREX

IPREX is a $508 million network of communication agencies. IPREX has more than 1,100 communications professionals in more than 100 markets globally. Our locations are overseen by local senior leaders who take a highly active role and interest in client success.  IPREX is the 10th-largest communication group as ranked by The Holmes Report in its survey of public relations holding companies and global networks.

IPREX member agencies recognize the importance of creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and workforce. The network intentionally supports them by providing resources and best practices that address race, age and gender to ensure they commit to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) with action and intention.

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