The CIEP's honorary vice-president is Susie Dent.
About Susie Dent
Susie Dent is a writer and broadcaster on language. She has made over 2,000 appearances as the resident word expert on C4's Countdown, and comments regularly on TV and radio on words in the news. She has contributed to discussions on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, 15 x 15, Word of Mouth, More or Less, Today, and on Radio 5 Live's Breakfast and Drive programmes, and has been a regular panellist on R4's Wordaholics. She also frequently hosts shows on Radio Oxford. She has made guest appearances on many TV programmes including BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, This Morning, and The One Show.
Susie answers notes and queries about words and phrases each week for the Radio Times, and writes a weekly column for mentalfloss.com. She has written for the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph, and the Daily Mail, and is the author of several books, including The Language Report, Susie Dent's Word of the Year, What Made the Crocodile Cry?, Weird Words (for children), and How to Talk Like a Local. She is currently researching another book for John Murray. She contributed to the BBC's nationwide survey on local dialects, Voices, and has been a judge on the Costa Book Awards and on the Academy Excellence Awards. She is a past President of the Samuel Johnson Society.
Susie was elected honorary vice-president of the CIEP (then the SfEP) in January 2016.