Press release:

Honorary Doctorate awarded to the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute by the University of Huddersfield

Wednesday 10 July 2019

The Chief Executive Officer of The Chartered Management Institute Ann Francke has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Huddersfield for services to management and business.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony chaired by HRH The Duke of York on Monday 8 July 2019, Ann Francke said:

I am honoured to have been awarded a doctorate by the academic staff of the University of Huddersfield in recognition of the work I have done in campaigning to have women represented in the boardroom of companies and organisations here in the UK and internationally."

The Vice­-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield Professor Bob Cryan said

"Ann Francke is an inspirational woman who makes a powerful case for the benefits of better leadership and management. I am very proud of the University’s partnership with Ann and the CMI in seeking chartered status for all our managers. I was delighted that she accepted a Honorary Doctorate and when she spoke to an audience of new business graduates she had some very wise words to say about issues such as diversity and made the point that great management and leadership can be learned, but it must be practised every day.

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Media contact:

John Kaponi Head of Media Relations, CMI

Notes to editors

  • The Chartered Management Institute is the chartered professional body for management and leadership, counting more than 175,000 managers and leaders in its membership community.
  • Backed by a unique Royal Charter, CMI is the only organisation able to award Chartered Manager status - the ultimate management accolade, which is proven to boost individuals’ career prospects, management capability and impact in the workplace.