At the Institute, Petra Wilton takes a lead role in building alliances and partnerships in the public policy arena and promoting the needs of practising managers through engaging with and accessing the views of the Institute’s membership. Through a bespoke research and knowledge management 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), “Leading with Political Awareness” (2007), "Lean and Green: Leadership for a Low Carbon Future" (2009) and "Managing an Ageing Workforce" (2010).
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 (BIS) Management and Leadership Steering Group and the Professions for Good working group.
Before joining the Institute, Petra was previously a director of a specialist public affairs consultancy advising on public policy issues for organisations from all sectors. She has an MA (Hons) in History from Cambridge University; is a Governor of Cobham School; and is a Fellow of the RSA.
Type: External Affairs and Insight Committee