All Party Parliamentary Group on Management

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Management (APPGM) exists to help develop closer understanding between politicians, business leaders and senior public sector managers. The Group, which has been running for over thirty years, is Chaired by Barry Sheerman MP and currently has one hundred members.

Supported by the CMI, the APPGM's well-attended meetings provide a lively forum for high-level debate on topical management and leadership themes, introduced by high-profile guest speakers.

Commission on the Future of Management and Leadership

In October 2013, the APPGM and CMI jointly founded the Commission on the Future of Management and Leadership.

Launched in July, the Commission’s report – Management 2020: leadership to unlock long-term growth – brings together interviews and expert testimony from more than 60 individuals and organisations, plus data from a new CMI survey of over 2,000 business leaders and managers.

The Commission concludes that short-sighted, short-termist behaviour is squeezing out the long-term, visionary approach needed to achieve real growth.

For more information on the Commission and its report, please click here.

Keep updated

Members of the Group receive regular briefings on management-related issues, CMI's monthly Management Matters newsletter and are invited to contribute to the View from Westminster column in Professional Manager.

Parliamentarians are welcome to register as members of the Group to help support the aim of improving management and leadership across the UK – for more information please contact Philip Wood, on 020 7421 2726, or by emailing

APPGM Officers

Chair: Barry Sheerman MP


  • Bill Esterson MP (Labour)
  • Ben Howlett MP (Con)
  • Baroness Jolly (Liberal Democrats)
  • Stephen Kinnock MP (Labour)
  • David Rutley MP (Conservatives)