Gill Morris awarded the Douglas Smith Memorial Prize for lifetime achievement in public affairs
Everyone at Connect is absolutely delighted that last night (Thursday 4 December 2014) our Chief Executive Gill Morris was the awarded the inaugural Douglas Smith Memorial Prize for lifetime achievement in public affairs at the CIPR Public Affairs Group’s Christmas Party. The award celebrates the remarkable impact that Gill has had on the public affairs industry; spearheading the efforts to improve the transparency, the practices and perception of the public affairs industry.
From chairing the APPC, directing UKPAC, being called to represent the industry in front of a Select Committee, and being named the most influential woman in public affairs, and fifth overall by Total Politics Magazine, this is just the latest in a long list of accolades given to Gill. At Connect Gill has guided and shaped some of the industry’s leading public affairs practitioners, all of whom we’re sure are so very proud of Gill’s achievement.
On receiving her award, Gill said:
“I am tremendously proud to have received the inaugural Douglas Smith award and very proud of all the Connectors and ex-Connectors who are a credit to the industry. I will continue to work hard and fight for greater professionalism and transparency and build recognition for ethical lobbying in the UK. I am sure Doug would approve!”
From everyone at Connect, congratulations Gill!