Gold Medal Award

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Nominations are now open

Nominate your inspiring leader for the CMI 2016 Gold Medal - the Institute's most prestigious accolade. Nominees will be exceptional UK business leaders at the pinnacle of their career in any sector; private, public or voluntary. 

Nominees should excel in the following areas: 

  • Guiding strategic direction
  • Developing organisational culture
  • Practising 'human' skills
  • Leading effective implementation

Who can win?

The Gold Medal has been awarded by the CMI for over 35 years and is open to all nominees whether CMI members or not.

2015 Winner

Jimmy Wales“The Award of the 2015 Gold Medal is made to Jimmy Wales for his leadership in creating Wikipedia, a globally known organisation that has created, and is delivering on, its vision to provide ‘free access to the sum of all human knowledge’. This combination of commercial, philanthropic and social change achieved by Wikipedia is a role model of leadership that deserves to be recognised.”

Previous Gold Medal Award winners include:

Paul Polman

2014 Winner

Paul Polman

Carolyn McCall

2013 Winner

Carolyn McCall
easyJet plc

Sir John Armitt

2012 Winner

Sir John Armitt
Olympic Delivery Authority 

Dame Fiona Reynolds

2011 Winner

Dame Fiona Reynolds
National Trust

Lord Tony Hall

2010 Winner

Lord Tony Hall
Royal Opera House

What's in it for them?

The Winner will receive the Gold Medal in the Spring of 2016.

Furthermore, articles will be published in the CMI magazine Professional Manager, along with Press releases celebrating the award of the medal. An opportunity to speak at the Annual President's Lecture will also be available.

How do I nominate?

Please follow the link at the top right of the page to make your nomination (closing date 30 June 2016).

Please note: It is important that the nomination is made without the nominee being made aware. As the CMI receives many high quality nominations each year, please complete the form as fully as possible.

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact: