Management 2020

Start Date: 18 Jul 2014

Start Time: 2:30 PM

End Time: 4:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: IFB Hub, Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP › View map

Member price: £5.00

Event Capacity: Full

Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute, and author of the FT’s Guide to Management, will be giving an exclusive keynote address at the International Festival for Business 2014 in Liverpool.

Bringing the launch of the CMI’s campaign for a Better Managed Britain to the North West, Ann Francke will share insights from new regional data on whether businesses are fit for 2020.

To discuss the key findings, there will be a panel debate, chaired by Nicky Mealia, Chair, CMI North West Regional Board, and Q&A with key North West business leaders.

Jim Teasdale, CEO, MerseyMaritime
Jenny Stewart, CEO, Liverpool & Southport Chamber of Commerce
Chris Stone, Chief Operations Officer, Bibby Shipping Management”

FT Guide to ManagementAs well as an opportunity to receive one of 20 signed copies of the FT Guide to Management, those responsible for leading businesses, public services and third sector enterprises in the North West will be offered access to the CMI’s Management 2020 Assessment App.

This offers the opportunity to do an honest self-appraisal of an organisation’s Purpose, People and Potential, and helps managers identify where they could make improvements, and take action to do so.

FT Guide to Management

"Practical, concise and full of tips that every manager needs to know, The Financial Times Guide to Management provides a powerful guide for leaders at every level"

 Arianna Huffington, Chairman, President and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post Media Group

"Management means bringing out the best in people, but who brings out the best in a manager?  Ann Francke’s book deserves to become an important part of the answer"

 Gavin Patterson, CEO, BT


Ann Franke

Ann Francke CMgr CCMI FIC

Ann Francke, CEO of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Author of: Financial Times Guide to Management: How to Make a Difference and Get Results.
Ann is a transformational leader with vision, pace and proven ability to deliver profitable revenue growth and build organisational capability in the professional services media, retail and consumer sectors, and an expert on current challenges facing women in the workplace.

At CMI, she leverages her experience in leading organisations to promote best practices in management and leadership, and improve management standards across the UK and beyond. Ann is also Strategic Advisor to Tongal, the global leader in crowdsourcing creative video content; member of the CRUK Women of Influence Board; member of WACL; an Advisory Board member of Lancaster and the Open University Business Schools. Ann has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE report from Cranfield.

Prior to CMI Ann was Global General Manager at the British Standards Institution, held executive board positions at Boots and Yell and was European Vice President at Mars with responsibility for the pet care portfolio. Ann began her career at Procter and Gamble and managed a variety of international brands including Pampers, Always and Olay before rising to global general manager.

Ann holds a BA with Distinction from Stanford and an MBA/MS from Columbia. Ann and her husband live in West London; she has one daughter.

Jenny Stewart

Jenny Stewart

Jenny’s career began in the HM Diplomatic service at the age of 17 in the North America Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She moved on to join the private sector in British Telecom and then began her own business running a mailing and fulfilment company. Jenny then held several senior level commercial posts in b2b and b2c businesses.

Jenny joined the Chamber in 2006 as Head of Membership and was promoted to the Chamber’s senior management team in 2008. She was then promoted to the new post of Chief Executive in November 2012, and to Chief Executive Officer for both Liverpool and Sefton Chambers after an acquisition in November 2013.

Jenny lives in Wirral with her partner and two dogs. Most of her time is spent catching up with her two beautiful grown up girls, walking the dogs and enjoying a relaxed family life. She is a trustee of Jospice which specialises in end of life care. She lends a hand where she can at the business end to help ensure that they are around for a long time to come.

Jospice also works overseas to support the work of hospices in Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador and Peru. She is also the Chair of Health@Work which is a health and safety, wellbeing and HR consultancy that works with small, medium and large companies to increase employee wellbeing and improve productivity and profitability.

Jim Teasdale

Jim Teasdale

Jim Teasdale is CEO of Mersey Maritime Group, having spent a lifetime at the education/ business interface with the goal of helping people develop and gain skilled employment.

Jim began his career as a teacher in his native North East, followed by a Research Fellowship at University College Cardiff. He then went on to gain a Master’s degree in management and progressed into a series of senior roles.

In 2004, Jim was appointed as CEO of industry representative body Mersey Maritime and engineered its successful merger with Maritime and Engineering College North West (MECNW) in 1998 to form Mersey Maritime Group. Jim represents the maritime business community on the Liverpool City Region (LCR) LEP SuperPort Committee. He is also a member of the LCR Employment and Skills Board and led a team to produce the Liverpool SuperPort Skills Agreement which was recently published.

Jim is happily married to Julie, with 2 grown-up children. As well as being a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI), he is also a Member of the Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) and a lifelong member of City & Guilds.

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