Ann joins CMI from BSI Group, the global standards, certification and assessment provider, where she led the training and certification businesses as Global Managing Director and created a more customer–facing organisation. Prior to BSI Ann held executive board positions at Boots and Yell and was European Vice President at Mars. Ann began her career at Procter and Gamble and managed a variety of international brands before rising to global general manager. She has a BA with distinction from Stanford University and MBA and MS degrees from Columbia University in New York.
At the CMI, Petra Wilton takes a lead role in building partnerships in the public policy arena and promoting the needs of practising managers through engaging with and accessing the views of the CMI’s 90,000 members. Through a bespoke research programme and policy initiatives, these views are shared with those in Government, business, education and the media.
Petra has co-authored many CMI reports including "Leading Change in the Public Sector: Making the Difference" (2003), “Measures of workforce capability for future performance: identifying the measures that matter most” (2006) and “Leading with Political Awareness” (2007).
She manages the All Party Parliamentary Group on Management and represents the Institute on various external groups including the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Management and Leadership Network Group and Professions for Good.
Before joining the CMI, Petra was previously a director of a specialist public affairs consultancy advising on public policy issues. She has an MA (Hons) in History from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the RSA. Petra enjoys sailing and walking on the East Coast, spotting Little Egrets and spending time with her young family.