New president of Chartered Management Institute vows to challenge lack of investment in leadership development

Tim Melville-Ross, chairman of housebuilder Bovis Homes, has been appointed as the new president of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Melville-Ross will use his role to call on employers to give genuine commitment to the development of the UK’s managers and leaders.

His tenure will focus on the CMI’s goal of addressing the current management skills shortage and challenging the low levels of organisational investment in management and leadership development.

Melville-Ross said: “The challenge of addressing the UK’s low productivity is not easy, but unless we grapple with it, our ability to compete in an increasingly dynamic world will be compromised.”

Melville-Ross has had previous roles at BP and was chief executive at Nationwide Building Society. He has also served as director-general of the Institute of Directors. He succeeds David Varney, senior adviser on transformational government to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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