Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), has been awarded the Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body at the MemCom Membership Awards 2016.
Six others were nominated for the award, which was introduced in 2015 in tribute to Louis Armstrong, a former head of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
According to MemCom, nominees were judged on how their organisation had advanced under their leadership, and the impact of this on not just on the profession but the economy and society at large. The panel of three experienced chief executives, chaired by Sean Tompkins, was looking for excellent people management skills, especially the ability to engage with staff at every level, a supportive and innovative culture, and collaboration to build strong connections within the membership and the sector.
Ann has been CEO at CMI for four years now and has overseen key strategic developments including introducing degree apprenticeships, growing membership and working with the government on major issues.
Congratulations from PARN to Ann!
Read more on the MemCom website.