Governance.

Outcome of elections for an IC Trustee to ICMCI

Mairead Fernandez McCann FCMI CMC FIC has now joined the IC ICMCI Trustees' Liaison Group as an IC Trustee, representing the IC's interests to the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI).

Mairead is passionate about progressing the management consultancy profession. She has extensive management consultancy experience working for PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory, Capgemini Ernst & Young Transformation Consulting and the United Nations. She is currently the Change Manager on a global transformation programme at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants.

The IC (Institute of Consulting) is governed by the IC Advisory Committee which is a Committee of the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Board of Trustees. The IC is represented on this Board by its Chair.


The Committee meets four times a year and its core tasks are to:

  • develop IC strategy, to make sure it meets changing demands of the profession
  • contribute to the achievement of overarching Institute Strategy on all issues relating to the practice of consulting
  • make recommendations to the CMI Board on IC policy direction and annual business plan.

Its terms of reference are to:

  1. Develop IC strategy and vision, ensuring that they meet member and stakeholder interests and needs.
  2. Contribute to the achievement of overarching Institute strategy on all issues relating to the practice of Consulting.
  3. Make recommendations to the CMI Board on IC policy direction and annual business plan.
  4. Monitor on behalf of the Board, and report on, the key performance indicators relating to IC.
  5. Ensure the maintenance of regular and effective two way communications with IC members.
  6. Ratify IC appointments, including ICMCI Trustees and members of IC sub-groups, ensuring that appropriate succession planning is in place for all key appointments.
  7. Receive regular reports on activities of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes and refer issues to ICMCI via the duly appointed Trustees.
  8. Ensure that issues relating to IC come forward for debate and resolution through effective engagement with the Committees of the Board, Regional Boards and other relevant stakeholders.
  9. Consider and make recommendations to the Board on issues relating to IC grade criteria, CMC, membership upgrades, fees and subscriptions.
  10. Refer issues to the Board as appropriate and provide advice and guidance as may be requested by the Board.

Its membership comprises:

  1. Chair - a full member of IC appointed by the Board for a two year term (the Chair having an ex-officio place on the CMI Board).
  2. Up to four full IC members appointed from the wider IC membership, to serve a two year term (ensuring that these members represent both Business Advisory and Management Consultancy elements).
  3. Two IC members appointed from amongst the IC members on the Regional/Devolved Nation Advisory Committee, appointed on a rotational basis to serve for a two year term.
  4. Chair of the IC Consultancy Standards and Qualifications Committee, ex-officio.
  5. Chair of the ICMCI Trustees' Liaison Group, ex-officio.
  6. Two representatives of Practice members, to serve a two year term, one representative coming from a medium/large practice and one from a small practice.
  7. A Young Member Co-opted Representative
  8. Director with responsibility for IC (Director for Member Engagement).

IC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

This is the governance Committee for IC, reporting into the CMI Board of Trustees. The Committee’s role is to develop IC’s strategy and vision, ensuring that they meet members and stakeholder interests and needs; and to contribute to the achievement of overarching Institute strategy on all issues relating to the practice of Consulting.

Members are appointed to serve for a 2 year term, with eligibility to serve for further 2 years terms, up to a maximum of 6 consecutive years.

For further information on IC Committee and governance issues, contact Phil Davey – Phillip.davey@managers.org.uk

Wider information on CMI governance can be found at www.managers.org.uk/about-us/governance/board-and-committee

Name Job title Committee roel Contact details
Ian Watson FIC FCMI Chairman of Operations, The Lamberhurst Corporation Acting Chairman Ian@irwatson.demon.co.uk
Dr Fred Ayres CMC CMgr FCMI FIC Founder, AL Consulting Deputy Chairman fred@al-consulting.co.uk
John Griffiths MIC CMC Transformation Consultant, SAP Large Practice Member John.griffiths@sap.com
Dr Simon Haslam FIC CMC Director, FRM Research Limited Medium Practice Member simon@consult.co.uk
Loreen Macklin MCMI FIC Managing Partner, Chelmond Management Limited Small Practice Member Loreen.macklin@googlemail.com
Gary Metcalfe FCMI FIC Managing Partner and Principal Consultant, Dery Learning LLP Ex Officio as Regional/Devolved Nation (representative and IC Champion lead) Gm2304@icloud.com
Martin Rice CMgr FCMI CMC CBA FIC CEO, Next Level Impact Medium Practice Member martin@nextlevelimpact.com
Max Pullen CMgr MIC MCMI Management Consultant, Mott McDonald Co-opted as Young Member Representative max@maxpullen.com
Jeremy Webster CMC FIC Director, Silver Pebble Consulting Ex Officio as Chair of IC ICMCI Liaison Group Management.consultancy@silverpebble.co.uk