Lord Mark Price has been named the new president of The Chartered Management Institute (CMI). He will take over from outgoing president Bruce Carnegie-Brown at today’s AGM.
A businessman, writer, and former Minister of Trade, Lord Price has spent over thirty years unlocking the power of people in organisations.
He has previously served as Managing Director of Waitrose, Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, and Chairman of Business in the Community (BiTC). He believes that creating engaged and happy workforces will in turn create longer-term sustainable success for businesses. As part of this pursuit, he founded Engaging Business: a platform providing practical tools and insights to help create happier workplace, as well as WorkL; a career development site for individuals.
Lord Mark Price said: “I’m thrilled to have been elected as the President of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and it’s an honour to follow on from Bruce. Creating engaged and happy workforces and in turn generating profitable and successful businesses has been a focus of my working life for over thirty years, so I’m looking forward to leading the CMI during my Presidency, working closely with Ann. We have over 140,000 members to support and help boost their leadership and management skills and there’s no doubt that the CMI remains a vital resource for managers and leaders during this current crisis.”
Ann Francke, Chief Executive of CMI, said: “A seasoned business leader, Lord Price understands that good managers and leaders are key to unlocking a workforce’s potential. His passion for creating happy, engaged workers corresponds strongly with CMI’s own mission. I look forward to working with him to raise the standard of managers and leaders and build on CMI’s successes.”