Sir Charlie Mayfield awarded prestigious honour at annual Chartered Management Institute President’s Dinner

Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, has received the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Gold Medal Award, one of the highest honours in the management profession.

At CMI’s annual President’s Dinner event last night Sir Charlie received the annual Gold Medal Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to leadership and management throughout his career.

Sir Charlie was presented with the Gold Medal by CMI’s royal patron HRH Prince Philip, in one of his final royal engagements before he retires from public life.

CMI’s Gold Medal Award has been running for over 35 years and recognises the greatest accomplishments in the management and leadership, with recent awards going to leading business figures such as Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever; Dame Carolyn McCall DBE, the CEO of EasyJet; and Jimmy Wales, founder and CEO of Wikipedia.

The annual President’s Dinner, at which the Gold Medal Award is officially presented, celebrates the positive social impact that management and leadership excellence makes.

Mike Clasper, President of the CMI, said:

“Sir Charlie Mayfield has long been a pioneer in leadership and management, and exemplifies the qualities that are now redefining the role of business in society. His vision, as well as his significant contribution to both the public and private sector, make him an outstanding role model to leaders and managers across the UK, and we are honoured to recognise his achievements with this award.”

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