PRII Fellow Profile - Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly, Communications Manager with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB), has been awarded Fellowship of the PRII (FPRII).
He began his career in the public relations profession in 1996, joining ESB as Senior Press Officer, having previously held the post of Senior Staff Reporter with the Irish Press Group. After working as main media spokesperson for ESB, he was appointed Group Communications Manager with EirGrid plc, managing all external and internal communications in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
He holds a Master’s in Communication and Cultural Studies from DCU and has been a member of the PRII for 21 years. He is an accredited mediator and acts as a voluntary mentor in communications and strategy.
A Fellow of the PRII is recognised as a leader in the public relations and communications profession. Those who have earned the designation have done so by being highly skilled and in positions of leadership in their organisation and the profession. These individuals have made a notable contribution to the development of the profession which this honour also recognises.
The other new PRII Fellows this year are:
- Sarah Dempsey, AIB plc
- Pat Keating, Keating & Associates
- Martin Long, Catholic Communications Office.