Press release:

CMI reaction to the passing of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Friday 09 April 2021

Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) comments:

On behalf of the Chartered Management Institute, we extend our condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Countess of Wessex, our current patron and the Royal Family on the passing of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh today.

The Duke of Edinburgh was associated with the Chartered Management Institute for 50 years, having become an Honorary Fellow in 1969, and subsequently Royal Patron in 1992. During The Duke’s tenure as Patron, CMI led the debate on the future of management and leadership, the gender pay gap, employee well-being and engagement, as well as talent management and diversity.  With The Duke’s support, we saw incredible progress towards increasing the number and standard of professionally qualified managers and leaders across the UK.

We will be forever grateful and honoured that he attended our 2017 President's Dinner shortly before his retirement from public life  before handing over patronage of the CMI to HRH Sophie, The Countess of Wessex in 2019.

My thoughts and those of our entire CMI community are with the Royal family at this time.

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