CMI's 75th Anniversary

Created in 1947 as part of the post-war effort, CMI has been working ever since to help fulfil our mission of better led and managed organisations. In 2022, we celebrate 75 years of Better Managers.

Join our celebrations as we bring together our Community, reflect and look forward to the future of leadership and recognise the outstanding managers and leaders making an impact today.


Looking to the future

As CMI looks back at our impact over the past 75 years, and how the role and values of professional leaders and managers have changed, we want to understand what is next for workplace leadership.

We find ourselves at a crossroads. Over the past two years, issues of fairness, inclusion and equity have been brought to the fore by national events. Looking forwards, economic recovery and the Government’s desire to level up the UK will shape UK workplaces.

Using our members’ experiences and insight from high profile leaders, we will share the practical actions which managers are using today to drive action. At the end of 2022, this project will feed into a major piece of thought leadership.

Modern Management Challenges


How good management – and good data – can make the difference when improving work opportunities for people from underrepresented or marginalised groups. We're looking at the barriers that remain to create fair, inclusive workplaces, and the practical steps leaders can take for positive action.

To get the conversation going, check out this short video about one force shaping modern workplace management – ethnicity. You can also read our excellent paper that went alongside our discussion about ethnicity at work.

Read the Discussion Paper

Leadership Excellence

Chartered Companions are a select group of the best leaders around the world, they are pioneers and role-models. We are looking for more leaders to strengthen our diverse community who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to improving standards and delivering positive impact through truly inclusive leadership. Are you, or do you know an inspirational leader? Help us discover and celebrate excellence by nominating a Companion.

Nominate a CompanionMore about CMI Companions

Advisory Committee

CMI is bringing together a ‘who’s who’ of the UK’s brightest business minds to address the key challenges and opportunities for management in the UK in the 21st Century.

CMI President Lord Mark Price will head up the 18-strong council, sitting alongside some of the UK’s most accomplished CEOs, entrepreneurs, peers, creatives, writers and broadcasters. Over the coming months, the council will conduct ‘deep dives’ into five key areas that the CMI believes need to be addressed if management and leadership opportunities are to be shared by all.


Get involved with one of our EDI Networks

Find out about our CMI Women and CMI Race networks, what they do and how you can get involved.

CMI Women CMI Race