A loss of the PR industry

31 January, 2019

Peter Gilmour (1939 – 2019), FPRINZ

Peter Gilmour, one of the profession’s more high profile practitioners in the 1980s and 1990s, and a former President of PRINZ (1983-84), died on January 30 after a short illness. His funeral will be in Howick on Monday, 4 February, 2019.

In the later part of his long career in public relations Peter ran his own consultancy after making his mark as the former Auckland Managing Director of Eric White & Associates and as a senior consultant at Consultus.

Peter was one of the band of consultants who started the process of expanding the role public relations played in corporate communications by positioning themselves as strategic advisers to senior corporate executives.

A great supporter of PRINZ, he was active in growing the influence of Auckland Branch and the National Office through imposing professional standards on the profession and was behind early steps for PRINZ to become involved in raising standards through training. 

Dennis Lynch, FPRINZ, Network Communication