The Board of Trustees is the governing body of CMI, meeting 6 times a year under the chairmanship of the President. It is the Board’s role to agree the overall direction and development of the organisation through good governance and effective strategic planning.
The Board is also responsible for safeguarding the overall financial health of CMI, identifying its principal business risks and ensuring that appropriate systems are in place for their management and mitigation.
It is supported in these roles by the Committees of the Board. CMI members play a pivotal role in the governance of the Institute, through service on the Board and its various committees. As a CMI member you can find out more about serving on the Board.
It is the role of CMI’s Executive Team to implement the strategic direction set out by the Board.
Lord Mark Price CMgr CCMI CVO
Mark is currently a life peer of the House of Lords, having previously serving as Minister in the Department for International Trade, Managing Director of Waitrose, Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership.
Ann Francke OBE CMgr CCMI
Chief Executive Officer
Ann Francke is Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute. She started her career at Procter & Gamble and has held senior executive positions at Mars, Boots, Yell and BSI.
Bruce Carnegie-Brown Cmgr CCMI
Immediate Past President
Holding MA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, Bruce is currently Chairman of Lloyd’s of London and Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director at Banco Santander SA.
Professor Bob Cryan CBE DL CMgr CCMI FREng
Bob became the youngest Vice-Chancellor in the UK when he took up his current post as Vice Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, in January 2007
Paul Bennett FCMI
Paul Bennett is Director of Enterprise, Southampton Business School and Director of Executive Education, Southampton Business School.
Valerie Dias CMgr CCMI
Valerie Dias is a Non-executive Director of both Hastings Insurance and the Ipswich Building Society. Previously she was Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Visa Europe and a member of the Visa Executive Leadership Team.
Liz Hoskin CMgr CCMI
Liz Hoskin is the founder of Positive Qualities Ltd, a positive transformation consultancy. She is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of CMI together with being a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Heather Melville OBE CMgr CCMI
Heather Melville OBE, CCMI, JP, joined PwC in November 2018 as Director, to lead the Client Experience Business for the UK.In 2017 Heather was awarded an OBE for her services to gender equality in business.
Kate Grussing CMgr CCMI
Kate leads Sapphire Partners, a London-based executive search boutique. Her firm was awarded the inaugural “Recruiter of the Year” recognition by HMTreasury in June 2017 for their work with women in finance.
Patrick Dunne CMgr CCMI
Chair of board consultancy Boardelta, the charities The EY Foundation and ESSA- Education Sub Saharan Africa, Patrick is Chair of the oversight board for the Chartered Management Consultant accreditation and former Chair of the Board of Companions.
Liz White FCMI
Liz joined the British Library as Head of Strategy Development in 2013, after more than a decade in the Civil Service. She has experience of strategic policy and engagement at local, national and international levels.
Dr Paulina Chan CMgr CCMI Phd DIC MBA SMIEEE
Since 2003, Dr Chan has been Principal & CEO of Global Mutual Innovation Consortium. Global Mutual is a think-tank of multidisciplinary professionals and start-ups in multiple countries which focuses on the translation and application of novel technologies in STEM and M (Management).
Pavita Cooper CMgr CCMI
Pavita is recognised as a leading culture and diversity expert; she has over 30 years experience as an executive talent leader across a range of multi-sector global blue-chip organisations. She works with Boards and Executive teams to build culture and inclusion across their organisations.
Our Committee Structure
The Committees of the Board consider detailed policy across all areas of CMI activity and have delegated powers to act on the Board’s behalf, for example in making recommendations on membership subscriptions, awarding the Institute’s Gold Medal and issuing the Code of Conduct.
The Committees of the Board are:
- Nominations Committee
- Regional Devolved Nation Advisory Committee
- Complaints and Investigation Committee
- CMI Women Advisory Committee
- Board of Companions
- IC Advisory Committee
- Remuneration Committee
- Finance and Audit Committee
- Regional Devolved Nation Boards
- Chartered Management Consultant Oversight Board
- Regulation Compliance Committee
- CMI Race Advisory Committee
Charity law requires the trustees to prepare financial statements for each financial year. These can be viewed in the form of our annual reports.
There are 11 Committees of the Board: three corporate governance committees (the Finance and Audit Committee, the Nominations Committee, the Remuneration Committee) and eight advisory committees.
The advisory committee structure aligns with business priorities. It ensures our members have the opportunity to engage in discussions on strategic developments agreed by the Board. Written reports on advisory committee discussions are provided to each Board meeting, with Committee Chairs speaking to those reports and ensuring a two-way flow of information and feedback.
Finance and Audit Committee
The Finance and Audit Committee provides an independent review of internal controls and financial reporting as well as reporting to the Board, on a quarterly basis, on risk management issues.
The Nominations Committee nominates, for ratification by the Board, the President Elect, co-opted Board members and members of the Finance and Audit Committee. It also manages the process of election of members to the Board and coordinates the process of appointing the Chief Executive.
The Remuneration Committee determines the terms and conditions, including annual remuneration, of the Chief Executive and Executive Directors of the Institute. It also reviews and advises upon the overall remuneration strategy, headcount and payroll costs, and sets the annual pay award for Institute staff. In undertaking this work, the Committee takes into consideration the Institute’s charitable mission, individual and collective performance, together with independent data on remuneration levels at comparable organisations.
Board of Companions
The Board of Companions provides a sounding board on key policy issues and keeps the Companion offer under review. It also oversees the award of the Institute’s Gold Medal.
Complaints and Investigations Committee
The Complaints and Investigations Committee administers investigations and disciplinary procedures for member complaints, supported by an Investigation Panel.
IC Advisory Committee
The IC Advisory Committee develops the Institute of Consulting’s strategy and vision, ensuring that they meet member and stakeholder interests and needs.
Regulation Compliance Committee
The Regulation Compliance Committee is responsible for all issues relating to the Awarding Body and the national regulators: Ofqual, SQA, CCEA and Qualifications Wales.
Regional/Devolved Nation Boards
The 9 Regional/Devolved Nation Boards are made up of appointed members. These Boards are important for our governance, as they help central strategy to be cascaded to the Regions and for regional strategies to be in alignment, whilst reflecting local priorities.
Regional/Devolved Nation Advisory Committee
The Regional/Devolved Nation Advisory Committee is a forum for the Regional/Devolved Nation Board Chairs to meet regularly to share good practice and report on member and stakeholder engagement at local level.
CMI Women Advisory Committee
The CMI Women Advisory Committee considers strategy and policy development for
all issues relating to CMI Women.
Chartered Management Consultant Oversight Board
CMI is working in partnership with the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) to develop a new chartered award for Management Consultants. The Oversight Board oversees the development of this award.
Regulation Compliance Committee
The Regulation Compliance Committee provides oversight of the Awarding Body and its operational functions in compliance with all regulatory requirements. It approves CMI's annual statements of compliance to the regulatory bodies Ofqual, SQA, CCEA and Qualifications Wales.
CMI Race Advisory Committee
The CMI Advisory Committee for Race Equity considers strategy and policy development for all issues relating to CMI Race Equity.