The Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) Limited is a dynamic membership organisation helping communicators within the motor industry work more effectively by providing training, workshops, events and opportunities for networking.
With around 400 individual members, MIPAA is the world’s largest network of professional motor industry communicators representing major automotive brands, vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, consultancies and other institutions connected with the sector, in the UK and overseas.
MIPAA offers professional development and education activities through its established Business Academy, alongside networking and social activities.
Another popular service offered to members is JobSearch, which offers a personal “match making” service connecting job seekers and those with career opportunities. See: www.mipaa.co.uk/JobSearch
MIPAA is managed by an Executive Committee comprising four elected Directors (elected annually), plus the General Secretary (ex-officio Director). The members of the 2017 Executive Committee are:
- Chairman: Gavin Ward, Media Relations Manager, BMW Group UK
- Deputy Chairman/Communications Director: Kim Palmer, UK Public Relations Manager, Land Rover
- Financial Director: Peter Rawlinson, Chief Executive, PFPR Communications
- Membership Director: Sara Robinson, Senior Press Officer, Kia Motors Limited
- General Secretary/Director: Heather Yaxley, Managing Consultant, Applause Consultancy
MIPAA is a global community, with members based primarily in the UK but also in North America, the Far East, Middle East and throughout Europe. The motor industry offers excellent opportunities for international career development. Most members based travel widely, with many having international responsibilities.
If you work in a communications role within or on behalf of any company in the international motor industry, you are eligible to apply for membership of MIPAA Limited.
Click on the Join Us page for the application form and further details of membership.
Recognised as a learned society, MIPAA Limited was incorporated as a non-profit company, limited by guarantee, on 4 November 2005. It builds on the foundations of an organisation created in 1968 by 13 original members.
Since its earliest days, MIPAA has enabled those working in public relations in the motor industry to meet, share best practices, and encourage greater recognition of the occupation with media and senior executives.
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MIPAA Limited is a company registered by guarantee. Registered Office: Little Grange, Church Street, West Grimstead, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 3RE. Telephone: +44 1722 711295.
Email: admin at mipaa dot co dot uk