Become a Trustee

The Board of Trustees is at the centre of CMI governance. Board members are Trustees of the Institute, the CMI being a charity registered in England and Wales, and separately registered in Scotland. Their responsibilities are in essence identical to those of a non-executive Director who serves on a company board.

Vacancies for elected member places on the Board, when available, are advertised widely across our channels, including our website, our magazine, member e-newsletters and CMI’s social media channels.

The role and personal specification for a Board member are published, alongside a well-established set of competencies for Trustees.

When a new Board member is elected they will serve a two-year term. The Board member is then eligible to stand for re-election for two more two year terms, to a maximum period of six years.

Who is eligible to become a Trustee?

  • A current Institute Member, Chartered Member, Fellow, Chartered Fellow, Companion or Chartered Companion, with;
  • Experience of operating at strategic level;
  • Ideally, experience as an executive or non-executive director.

I am interested. What do I do next?

Expressions of interest are now being accepted. Members wishing to put themselves forward should email your interest to

Prior to confirming their interest, members may wish to contact the Secretariat team to seek clarification and discuss the level of commitment required.

What will happen then?

We will contact you, asking for a CV and discuss with you your motivation in seeking a Board role.

To view further details on CMI's strategic objectives and the detailed person criteria please access the application pack.

Candidate Briefing Pack

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