BRUSSELS—Public Relations Global Network has elected Francine Robbens, a partner with PRP - Public Relations Partners in Brussels, as president. Robbens will lead the network of 42 independently-owned public relations agencies on six continents. She takes over the helm from Patricia Pérez of Los Angeles-based PR firm VPE Public Relations.
The network also named Mark Paterson, managing director at Melbourne, Australia-based Currie Communications, as president-elect.
PRGN also added three new agency members: YESwecan Public Relations in Paris, France, Cabinet Privé de Conseils in Geneva, Switzerland and LVBA Comunicação Public Relations in São Paulo, Brazil, expanding the network’s global reach and capabilities to a total of 24 countries in all.