Ann Francke is Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute. She started her career at Procter & Gamble and has held senior executive positions at Mars, Boots, Yell and BSI. She is an expert on gender balance in the workplace and speaks frequently in the media and conferences on this and other management topics. 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. Ann was awarded the 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.