Thames Valley

Are you a manager working or living in the Thames Valley area?

If so, why not join the CMI and become a part of the Thames Valley Network. As a member you can network and interact with managers in your area using the dedicated discussion area below and attend some fantastic events throughout the year.


New Chair for the Thames Valley Regional Board

Richard Byford CMgr FCMI

​I feel very privileged to have been appointed Chair for the Thames Valley Region. I follow in the steps of Phil Bell who stood down at the end of his term of office at the end of September. Phil has contributed greatly to the development of the region over the past two years and it is only through his good work that I take over such an excellent team of professional managers in the Thames Valley Board.

I am pleased to say that coinciding with my appointment, the Board is also being joined by two new members, Dan Halford and Stuart Lythgoe. You will hear more about these two volunteer Board members in future newsletters and hopefully get the chance to meet them before long.

The biggest hope that I have for my term of office, is that the Board will be able to engage with every one of our members in the Thames Valley. As well as providing opportunities for you to develop professionally as a member, I would like to make it possible for you to contribute to the development of the management profession - on terms that you find rewarding, enjoyable and that fit in with the time you have available.

The only way this will happen is if you make a point of visiting regularly and watch out for these newsletters. We will be launching a number of exciting new initiatives in the new year - get in early to play your part in the professionalisation of management and to add value to your membership.

I look forward to talking to you at one of our events.

Richard Byford CMgr FCMI

Should you wish to contact Richard, please e-mail

Board Members

 IC Champion Philip Arnold FIC CMC
 Board MemberPaul Atkinson CBE CMgr FCMI
 Education Provider Scott Harvey CMgr CCMI
 WiM Champion Jacqui Hogan FCMI
 New Member Champion Eric Johnson FCMI
 Financial Champion John Keen FCMI
 Board Member Stuart Lythgoe FCMI
 Board Member Jez Newall FCMI
 Board MemberMaria Oakley FCMI 
 Secretary/Regional Events Frances Phillips MCMI
 Board Member
Alison Russell-Brookes CMgr MCMI
 Board Member
Stuart Young FCMI