This is my first welcome to you as the recently appointed Regional Chair for the London & South East Board. I have been a Companion for number of years and enjoyed the opportunities that the CMI offered me as my career has developed over the years. As the current CEO of Shakespeare’s Globe, I have always endeavoured to promote the highest standards in management and leadership.
From the earliest stages of my career I always found myself in management roles – one of those ‘accidental managers” that the CMI provides so much training and professional development for. Many of the challenges facing your businesses, be it creating better cultures, responding to the opportunities arising from the apprentice Levy and improving opportunities for women, especially for those from BAME backgrounds, to secure senior management roles are all issues facing mine within the Creative Industries.
I would like to thank former Chair Paul Taylor and our interim Chair Ann Bell (who is now our Deputy Chair and Higher Education Champion on the Board) for their leadership of this Regional Board.
I look forward to working with you and my colleagues in developing a programme of events to suit your interests and needs, so please do get in touch directly.
Neil Constable CCMI
Chair, London & South East Regional Board