PMI Foundation has been created as a company limited by guarantee to safeguard the independence of the Professional Marketing Forum and the Managing Partners’ Forum in their campaigns and other activities.
The PMI Foundation has five trustees:
- Three independent trustees: John Collier(Chair), John Michalik and Sir Paul Judge
- Two elected trustees: Sue Best represents PM Forum members while the MPF member representative is still to be appointed
The primary role of the PMI Foundation is to receive and comment on an annual report from all PM Forum and MPF committees confirming that they have consistently acted in a manner that is non-partisan, independent of undue third party influence and for the benefit of the business community as a whole.
- The annual report and associated Trustee comments are published to all members.
- The PMI Foundation has veto powers over any sale of Practice Management International LLP and certain editorial appointments.
- Trustees are appointed/elected for a three year term and can serve up to two terms. Sue Best and John Michalik will serve for 18 months to 30 September 2012 to permit staggered elections in future years.
- Any member of MPF or employee of a PM Forum member firm is eligible to stand for election as a trustee.
- A trustee cannot be a member of a PM Forum or MPF committee.
- Trustees do not receive any form of remuneration.
PMI Foundation Trustees
John Collier, Chair of Trustees, is a senior consultant with executive search firm, Clive & Stokes International. He specialises in board level and senior executive search with a particular emphasis on finding finance directors and other senior financial professionals, non executive directors for listed companies and pension trustees. He also carries out research and provides consultancy advice on the effective functioning of boards and audit committees to a wide range of organisations. John is a chartered accountant, was partner with Price Waterhouse for 11 years and subsequently Secretary General of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales from 1997 to 2002. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and King's College, London.
John J. Michalik
John J. Michalik was Executive Director of Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) from 1995 to 2010. Former roles include: Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle; Executive Director of the Washington Law School Foundation; CEO of the 18,000-member Washington State Bar Association; and Director of Editorial Training for the Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company. In addition to being a frequent speaker on law-related and management topics, John has been active in a number of organizations, including the American Society of Association Executives, the American Bar Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Denver's Bachelor of Professional Studies Program and on the Board of Directors of Global Management Group. John graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree with honors in history and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1970.
Sir Paul Judge
Sir Paul Judge is the Chairman of Schroder Income Growth Fund plc and a member of the Boards of the Higher Education Funding Council, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, ENRC plc, Standard Bank Group Ltd of Johannesburg and Tempur-Pedic International Inc of Kentucky and a member of the Advisory Boards for Barclays Private Bank and for Abraaj Capital of Dubai. His honorary offices include being an Alderman of the City of London, President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and of the Association of MBAs, Chairman of the Marketing Standards Board and of the British-North American Committee, Deputy Chairman of the American Management Association in New York and a Special Adviser at Chatham House. Educated at Cambridge and at the Wharton Business School, he led the £97 million buyout of the Cadbury Schweppes food businesses to form Premier Brands. He was subsequently Chairman of Food from Britain, Director General of the Conservative Party and a Ministerial Adviser at the UK Cabinet Office and more recently Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts and of Teachers TV. He was the key benefactor of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.
Sue Best has almost 20 years experience as a marketing and business development director in professional services. She strongly believes in the importance of building the recognition for marketing as a profession and its status alongside that of the other professions. Sue has tried to achieve this in the teams she has worked with in the UK and internationally in the engineering and accountancy sectors, where she has worked for three of the leading firms, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton and HLB Kidsons (now Baker Tilly). Sue is currently marketing director for the ICAEW, the largest accountancy body in Europe with 135,000 members in over 160 countries around the world and a member of its Senior Management team. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She is also an Executive Coach and has recently completed her training with Ashridge Business School