Francis Ingham is Director General of the Public Relations Consultants Association, the professional body for PR consultancies and leading in-house communications teams.
His background is in public relations and public affairs. Immediately prior to joining the PRCA, Francis was Assistant Director General and Head of Public Affairs at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. He was previously a political adviser for the Conservative Party, and headed up local and regional government policy at the CBI.
He spent four years as a Councillor on the London Borough of Enfield, and three as a Non-Executive Director and Vice-Chairman of North Middlesex Hospital. He served on various task forces and executives at the Local Government Association and the Association of London Government, and was Secretary of the Bow Group. He is currently a non-executive member of the Communications Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
He read PPE at Oxford, and lives in Kent with his wife and two young children.