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Chartered Management Institute appoints new president

Sir John Sunderland, chairman of Cadbury Schweppes plc, has been appointed as the new president of the Chartered Management Institute.

Sir John says he will use his role as President to call for more focus on the higher skills needed to build UK global competitiveness, as raised in the Leitch Review of Skills. In line with the Institute's goal for 50 per cent of managers to be qualified to level 4 or higher by 2020, he will highlight the value of high-quality, continuous professional development for the long-term performance and productivity of UK organisations.

On becoming the President of the Institute, Sir John said: "Management skills and competencies are key to the success of British industry. The UK needs not just more graduates, but individuals with the management and leadership skills to drive performance. I look forward to building on the work of my predecessors and the executive team at the Institute in pursuit of this goal."

Sir John has been with Cadbury Schweppes since 1968 and was appointed Chairman in May 2003. In addition to this role, he is non-executive director of Barclays plc, deputy president of the Confederation of British Industry, and a director of the Financial Reporting Council. Sir John was knighted in the Queen's birthday honours in June 2006.

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