Chartered Manager Case Study.
Martin Rowse, CMgr

Airbus Defence and Space

Since joining the Airbus graduate scheme in 2004, Martin Rowse has taken on multiple roles and now leads on Marketing and Strategy for Airbus Defence and Space.

The biggest benefit to me of becoming Chartered is being part of the CMI community.
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Martin's Journey to Success

CMI interviewed Martin about his route to Chartered Manager:

How has Chartered Manager status helped you in your role at Airbus?
Achieving Chartered Manager status has already started to show benefits - I'm already changing the way I support and manage my team. Working with professional engineers really asks you to step up in terms of your management style and your management abilities. Becoming Chartered through CMI has enabled me to do that.

What have been the main benefits to you of becoming Chartered?
Being recently Chartered, I've noticed that my confidence has really improved. What the Chartered Management Institute gives you with the events and the community is a wider understanding. Getting together with people who are going through similar challenges in different industries is invaluable.

Martin Rowse | CMgr

  • Joined Airbus graduate scheme with a degree in Politics 2004
  • Completed MA in International Security and Strategy 2012
  • Strategy and Marketing, Airbus UK 2014
  • Became a Chartered Manager 2017

What's the difference between a manager and a Chartered Manager?
The process of becoming Chartered gets you to look at your skills and your abilities as a Chartered Manager. It’s important we recognise that management is a professional skill that needs to be built, needs to be encouraged, and needs to be focused on. Being Chartered has given me that additional push.

Becoming a Chartered Manager not only provides benefits to the individual, but to their employer too. Colin Paynter, MD of Airbus Defence and Space Ltd, tells us about the benefits he has seen Martin bring to the role.
“Martin has benefited from becoming Chartered, especially around recognising his professional skills in management. This has helped Martin not only recognise his strengths but also those areas where he needs additional focus. Martin is being proactive in this area, having discussions with his peers from other industries and bringing that thinking in to Airbus and improving his abilities.”

The impact of Chartered Manager


A Chartered Manager's average added value to their organisation.


use Chartered Manager as proof of leading people and managing change.


agree that chartered status shows their integrity and commitment to ethical behaviour.


say they are better managers after achieving Chartered Manager status.


report greater self-awareness.


use chartered manager to showcase their continual learning and growth.

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