Having joined CMI 3 months ago I am delighted to have been given the unique opportunity to lead the
development of the Chartered Management Consultant Award. My career over the last 20 years has
been within Management Consulting, primarily within PwC and I therefore know first-hand the value
the Chartered Management Consultant Award will bring to the profession, the firms within it, individual
consultants and clients.
Three months into my new role it is a sign of major progress that we are well into the development of
a prototype for the Award to include a competency framework, progression stages, pathways to the
award and methods of assessment. Also that a number of strategic working relationships have been
established from scratch with key stakeholders who are working with CMI to design the Award
including Deloitte, IBM, BAE Systems, PwC and the Management Consulting Association. Ian
Watson, Chair, Institute of Consulting is an active member of the ChMC Oversight Board and the next
meeting is on 10 October 2018. This update was presented at the CMI Board meeting on 21
September and it was recognised excellent progress had been made.