Gold Medal Award

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of our Gold Medal Winner

The Gold Medal has been awarded since 1980 and is the award given by CMI for the recognition of outstanding management and leadership from an individual at the pinnacle of their career.

CMI's Gold Medal Award Winner 2020

Each year, our Gold Medal Award is given to an individual who has gone above and beyond within Management and Leadership, and we are delighted to announce this year's winner as David Roberts, CBE.

The Gold Medal Award entrants are nominated by the Chartered Management Institute's Board of Companions, and represents the ultimate award for Managers and Leaders.

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Congratulations to this year's winner…

Headshot of David Roberts CBE, winner of the 2020 Gold Medal Award
David Roberts CBE CMgr CCMI

The Gold Medal Award 2020 is presented to David Roberts CBE, Chairman of Nationwide Building Society who has over 30 years experience in senior leadership roles at board and executive level in retail and banking in the UK and internationally.

David crafted his career while at Barclays and during his 23 years became known for his ability to manage large scale complex projects, his capacity to drive real and sustainable culture change and his focus on the customer. He held a wide range of senior management positions including Chief Executive, International Retail and Commercial Banking; CEO Private Clients International; CEO, Personal Financial Services, and CEO Business Banking, charged with all of Barclays' SME business across Europe and the UK.

Today David has a number of professional roles; he is the Deputy Chairman of NHS England and a Non-Executive Director at Campion Willcocks. David was awarded the CBE in the 2019 Queen's Birthday honours list for services to financial services and to the NHS.