Membership and the Profession Advisory Group

The Group has up to seventeen members: nine chairs of CIMs UK and International regions elected by their peers; plus two non-CIM member marketers, two employers who are professional practitioners, and up to four voting members of CIM, all appointed by the Board of Trustees.

  • Advises the Board of Trustees on customer needs and services relating to membership and the wider profession, including: membership grades, criteria and fees; professional standards for membership and CPD; and liaising with the Learning Advisory Group over education and learning for professional marketers.
  • Oversees the governance of Regions, SIGs, Branches and Groups, sets their Key Performance Indicators and reviews their plans and investment funding, putting forward the plans for consideration by the Board of Trustees.

The Learning and Advisory Group:

The Group has up to seventeen members appointed by the Board of Trustees: nine academic members of CIM including the Chief examiner and a tutor; up to eight from outside academia including a recent graduate, a CIM UK regional or international Chair elected by their peers, an employer who is a professional practitioner, and up to five voting members of CIM (Fellow, Member, Associate Member). In addition, up to two emeritus members recommended by the chair may attend but not vote.

  • Advises the Board of Trustees on understanding and meeting the needs of customers, including CIM members, for education and learning; on best practice regarding learning and CPD; and on thought leadership and policy to reflect CIM’s role in leading debate on good marketing practice.
  • Liaises with the Membership and the Profession Advisory Group on meeting the education and learning needs of professional marketers.
  • Participates in the appointment of the Chief Examiner, oversees the work of the Board of Examiners, and ensures robust and transparent arrangements for assessing CIM’s formal education programmes.
  • Advises on reviewing syllabuses, meeting CPD needs of members, and on entry requirements and exemptions for CIM qualifications. Assists CIM in building relationships with the UK and international academic communities.

Audit and Risk Committee

The Committee has up to five members, one of whom must be a qualified accountant and one a member of the Board of Trustees. The three remaining places are appointed from the Voting Members of CIM (Fellow; Member; Associate Member).

  • Advises the Board of Trustees on external audit; risk management & internal controls assurance; the integrity of financial statements and the findings and recommendations of any authorised investigations.
  • Recommends appointment of external auditors and their remuneration, reviews their performance, and meets them at least annually.
  • Reviews internal control systems at CIM and the risk register, approves expenses claims of the Chair and Chief Executive, and ensures CIM financial statements meet statutory requirements.

The Appointments and Remuneration Committee:

The Committee has up to five members: CIM’s Chair and one of its Vice Chairs; another Board member; and up to two members of CIM.

  • Provides a formal and transparent procedure for recruiting CIM’s Chief Executive and agreeing their remuneration.
  • Reviews contractual terms and staff policies for CIM staff.
  • Oversees any changes in employee benefits for CIM staff.

Constitution and Ethics Committee

The Committee has up to six members, including a Board member and up to five others appointed by the Board of Trustees.

  • Advises the Board of Trustees on the governance and constitution of the institute and its subsidiaries.
  • Reviews the CIM committee structure and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
  • Reviews the Code of Professional Standards and advises the  Board of Trustees on professional ethics.

Disciplinary Committee

The Disciplinary Committee meets to consider any complaints made against a member of CIM.

The Committee has seven members appointed by the Board of Trustees: five must be CIM Fellows or have been CIM members for at least 10 years and two must be non-CIM members of good reputation and standing. The Chair must be a practising Barrister or Solicitor who has practised for at least 10 years.