Chartered Manager Case Study.
Richard Banks CMgr FCMI

Virtus Health

After starting his career in the British Army, Richard Banks has progressed through the healthcare industry from the NHS to the leading IVF provider in Australia, Ireland and Singapore.

CMI has given me confidence in myself, my abilities and my skills to work in different situations, different organisations and deal with uncertainty. It has showed me what good management practice looks like.
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Richard's Journey to Success

CMI interviewed Richard about his route to becoming a Chartered Manager:

How did you become Chartered?
I found out that I could become a Chartered Manager through funded training in my previous organisation. Because I held a relevant postgraduate degree I was able to go on the fast-track ‘qualified route’, meaning much of the process was about me being interviewed about my management experience and qualifications.

How has Chartered Manager accreditation helped you progress your career?
It exposes me to management thinking in other sectors and makes me think about how that relates to my own sector, and what new thinking can I bring to my own team. It’s enabled me to move in different directions that might not have been otherwise open to me.

Richard Banks | CMgr FCMI

  • NHS Manager 2006
  • Private Hospital Manager 2009
  • Chartered Manager 2013
  • European Managing Director Virtus Health 2017

Has your employer recognised your achievement?
When I joined Virtus Health, my Chartered status was announced in my introduction to my new colleagues. My bosses recognised that having a Chartered Manager would be prestigious for the company.

What would you say to someone thinking becoming a Chartered Manager?
Becoming a Chartered Manager is a good investment for you and for your employer. You’re an asset to your own organisation, so invest in yourself!

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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Routes to success

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