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Ann Francke, Chief Executive at the Chartered Management Institute 

Ann Francke is Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute, the UK's leading professional body for management and leadership with an international member community of over 143k. She started her career at Procter & Gamble and has held senior executive positions at Mars, Boots, Yell and BSI.

Ann is an expert on gender balance in the workplace and speaks frequently in the media and conferences on this and other management topics. In the New Years Honours list 2020 she was awarded an OBE for services to Workplace Equality. Her book, ‘Create a Gender-balanced Workplace,’ was published by Penguin Business in 2019. Ann also authored the ‘Financial Times Guide to Management’ and has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE Cranfield report. She was awarded the inaugural MemCom award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body’ in 2016.

Ann holds several Board positions and five Honorary Doctorates for her work in management and leadership. She is an ambassador for the 30% Club.



(Judge: 2022)


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