CMI Volunteer Of The Year Award 2020

Celebrating volunteering excellence.

CMI's volunteers are incredible people, who are committed to supporting us to increase the number and standard of professionally qualified managers and leaders – and we're looking to celebrate all that they do.

Our fantastic volunteers across the globe bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to our CMI Community and we are so proud to celebrate each and every one of you across Volunteers’ Week 2020, alongside announcing our Volunteer of the Year Award winner for 2020.

We are delighted to announce that Denise Skinner is the winner of our Volunteer of the Year Award for 2020.

Congratulations to this year’s winner…

Denise Skinner CMgr CCMI

Denise Skinner CMgr CCMI

Denise is an inspiring leader who lives by the CMI values and code of conduct, and through her authentic leadership style, instils this in others.

She has given her time and expertise to the benefit of CMI across a whole range of initiatives and activities, and in many cases has been an innovator delivering a real and positive impact. Through her work she is inspiring the leaders, Chartered Managers and Companions of the future. There could be no better ambassador for CMI, its brand and vision.

I’m honoured and delighted to receive this award. For me, volunteering with the CMI has been a great way to actively contribute to the business community and to the development of the future leaders of our organisations. I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved and would encourage others to consider volunteering.

Our 2020 Shortlisted Entries

Our four shortlisted candidates have made a huge impact to our volunteer community and we are proud to celebrate them and all our amazing volunteers through Volunteer’s Week 2020.

Tom Doran

Tom Doran CMgr FCMI FIC

Northern Ireland Board

Retu Kansal

Reetu Kansal CMgr FCMI

Future Leaders Panel

Corey Kemp

Corey Kemp

Student Ambassador

Jo Strain

Jo Strain FCMI

Southern Regional Board

To our Volunteers

CMI Volunteers work hard across the globe to help to increase the number and standard of professionally qualified managers and leaders and get involved in a variety of ways.

Ann Francke
This week is an opportunity to celebrate and thank our volunteers for all the work that they do which helps us to increase our activity and raise awareness of CMI in the community. I'd like to extend a very big personal thank you to CMI's volunteers from myself and my colleagues, but also from our members and partners - without you, CMI would not be the successful body it is.

Volunteering opportunities extend down from being President to a place on our Board of Trustees through to running a regional board. If you don't have time for such a big commitment why not get involved with mentoring, helping to organise an event, or even just posting out some social media messages for your Regional Board? Volunteers of all ages across various levels and sectors are key to ensure a rich mix of ideas and input.

Ann Francke OBE CMgr CCMI FIC


Celebrating Volunteers' Week 2020

Our Regional Boards and wider CMI Volunteer Community get involved in a whole host of projects and we are so proud of the achievements and participation of each of our volunteers. Here are just a few of our Volunteers and the impact and benefits that Volunteering has for them.

Volunteers Week Logo - Time to Celebrate!
Volunteering has given me the opportunity to employ existing skills in new ways, while developing entirely new skill sets.

Stephen Duncan CMgr FCMI

South East Regional Board, CMI

I’ve had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with incredible people, participate in outstanding projects, and acquire further knowledge and experience.

Maria Skampoura

Social Media Lead, West Midlands and North West Boards, CMI

Often we don't feel that we have the bandwidth to volunteer, but I'd say that there truly is a role for everyone. No matter what little time you can spare, it makes a huge difference to your local community.

Julie King

West Midlands and North West Boards, CMI

I love hearing after an event how people have made changes to their routines or career trajectory due to what they have learnt. Facilitating connections to be made and opportunities to grow provides a great sense of achievement.

Gemma Jordan

Chair of Northern Ireland Regional Board, CMI

Volunteer with CMI

To find out more about CMI regional opportunities in your area, please email

Government Volunteering Opportunities

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