CMI’s Chartered Companions are a select group of the best leaders around the world, they help shape CMI's activities, by providing thought leadership and directly supporting policy, research and product development - or by connecting us to the right people in their professional network.

Chartered Companions demonstrate a long-term commitment to improving standards and delivering a positive impact through truly inclusive leadership. These leaders have overcome significant challenges or have committed to ensuring a fairer future through their actions and use their knowledge to help steer CMI’s activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about our Chartered Companions and what they do by exploring our frequently asked questions.

Chartered Companions are a select group of the best leaders around the world, they are pioneers and role-models. Companions share practical advice with professional managers across all sectors and career stages, for example by delivering talks, lectures and digestible content.

Chartered Companions demonstrate a long-term commitment to improving standards and delivering a positive impact through truly inclusive leadership. These leaders have overcome significant challenges or have committed to ensuring a fairer future through their actions and use their knowledge to help steer CMI’s activities.

CMI’s Chartered Companions can be found in our Companion Directory. They come from a variety of business sectors and help share their knowledge and best practice with not only CM,I but managers at all levels.

CMI Companions deliver talks, lectures and content. They shape CMI's activities by providing thought leadership and supporting our policy, research and product development - or by connecting us to the right people in their professional network.

Perhaps you work in an organisation that understands and communicates its purpose, and lives its values every single day. You may have broken new ground in your sector, organisation or community and act as a positive role model for others from underrepresented or marginalised groups. You can nominate yourself or others here on our website.

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As a Chartered Companion you will receive bespoke communications from CMI, as well as regular meetings.  If you have thought leadership ideas or topics of discussion you are welcome to
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Meet our Board of Companions

CMI’s Board of Companions form one of the 11 Committees of the Board, whose role is to agree on the overall direction and development of the organisation. CMI’s Board of Companions provides a sounding board on key policy issues and keeps the Chartered Companion offer under review.

  • Professor Bob Cryan CBE DL CMgr CCMI FREng
  • Ann Francke OBE CMgr CCMI
  • Matt Elliott CMgr CCMI
  • Ian Doherty FCMI
  • John Jeffcock CMgr CCMI
  • Karamjit Singh CBE CMgr CCMI
  • Sally Penni MBE CMgr CCMI
  • Byron Dixon OBE CMgr CCMI
  • Rupert McNeil CMgr CCMI
  • Stephen Pierce CMgr CCMI
  • Professor Dilshad Sheikh CMBE CMgr CCMI
  • Paul Wilden CMgr CCMI Fellow LIBF
  • Heather Melville OBE CMgr CCMI