Tanya Joseph MPRCA, Managing Director, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and Digital Strategist, Rax Lakhani CMPRCA have been appointed to the PRCA’s Board of Directors. The appointments were ratified at the PRCA AGM on 24 September.

Tanya is one of the industry’s most respected practitioners, having worked across public affairs, policy and campaigning in private, public and NGO sectors. She is the former Director of Campaigns and Public Policy at Nationwide and spent five years leading campaigns at Sport England, including the highly successful ‘This Girl Can’ initiative to encourage more women to take up sport.

Rax is a seasoned communications strategist with over seventeen years’ experienced in online engagement and social media marketing. Having worked with some of the world’s best-known companies, he now supports independent consultancies helping agencies, public sector organisations and consumer/b2b brands with digital marketing strategy. He is the Chair of the PRCA Diversity Network and is also a part-time lecturer in digital content and online engagement.

PRCA Director-General, Francis Ingham said:

“It is my pleasure to welcome Tanya and Rax to the PRCA Board. As our industry continues to grapple with the effects of the pandemic, it is vital that those on our Board have the experience and talent to guide the industry through its recovery. In Tanya and Rax, we have two professionals at the forefront of practice who share our desire to make public relations a more ethical, inclusive and successful industry.”

Tanya Joseph, Managing Director, Hill+Knowlton Strategies MPRCA, said:

“I am delighted to be joining the PRCA board at this crucial time for our sector. I look forward to working with colleagues to demonstrate how our creativity and ingenuity can play an important role as we recover from the impact of COVID-19. I will also continue to push for our sector to be more representative of the rich diversity of British society where talented people from different backgrounds feel they belong and can thrive.”

Rax Laxhani, Digital Strategist, PRCA Diversity Network Chair CMPRCA, said:

“I am thrilled to be joining the PRCA’s Board of Directors at a time when there are so many exciting opportunities for growth in our industry. The PRCA has been a supportive and guiding beacon to me throughout my career and I feel honoured to sit alongside such formidable members on its Board.”

The appointments follow five changes to the composition of the PRCA Board announced in July.