Yorkshire based executive named chairman of CMI Regional Board

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has appointed Delroy Beverley, as the new chairman of its Yorkshire, North East and Humberside Regional Board for a two-year term staring this month [October 2017].

Beverley, a former chairman of the International Board of Bradford University School of Management, was the first BAME chairman of an International Business school in Europe.

He holds a number of board-level positions and advises businesses on the merits of diversity, inclusion and leadership. He also served as a member of the UK Governments Apprenticeship Board.

In 2016, Beverley was appointed as a CMI Companion, an exclusive network of senior business leaders who have managed and led successful organisations demonstrating exceptional leadership skills. Beverley also serves as a national judge on the British Library and CMI’s ‘Management Book of the Year’ competition.

CMI is the only chartered professional body for managers and leaders and counts 157,000 in its membership, with over 10,000 members in Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East. The regional board delivers practical support to its members and the wider management community, engaging with CMI’s higher education partners, employers and education providers, and hosting events in the region.

Beverley said:

Having lived in the Yorkshire region for almost two decades, I’m privileged to take up the role of CMI Chairman North East, Yorkshire & Humberside at such an important time in its long and distinguished history.

Too many people, particularly women and ethnic minorities, do not see themselves as leaders, particularly in a management role. The Chartered Management Institute has an important role to play in supporting, challenging, and developing leadership across the UK including being an advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Effective leadership alone cannot foster good behaviour or nurture and develop good managers. Setting the tone from the top of organisations, down to middle and front line staff is vital. Managers must lead by example, acting as positive role models and allies, inspiring their teams to understand what is expected of them. They must have the confidence to face organisational challenges around the diversity debate.

Being involved with CMI now for over a decade has been fascinating. I look forward to nurturing and curating the Board developing the necessary leadership thinking to address the diversity deficit at management level and, more widely in the workplace.

Simon Bowen, CMI’s director of member engagement, said:

Delroy has a wealth of knowledge of multiple industries and is a devoted advocate of the benefits of a diverse leadership and management team. His work to encourage workplace equality for employees from minority ethnic backgrounds makes him the perfect candidate for helping CMI in its goal to improve gender and ethnic representation in organisations to enhance productivity. I’m looking forward to working with Delroy to not only promote the benefits of diverse management, but also to help us engage with students in the Yorkshire, Humberside and North East Regions.

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