Ann Francke OBE

Ann Francke OBE

CEO, 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 200,000. She started her career at Procter & Gamble and has held senior executive positions at Mars, Boots, Yell and BSI. Ann is an expert in Management and Leadership in the workplace, and speaks frequently in the media and at conferences on this; she is a regular columnist for The London Times. 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. In 2023, she was awarded the inaugural Memcom Outstanding Contribution Award, for her work in championing, and acting as a role model in, the membership sector. Ann holds several Board positions and five Honorary Doctorates for her work in management and leadership. She is an ambassador for the 30% Club.