John Oakland confirmed as a candidate in the CQI Advisory Council Election 2015

by Oakland

The CQI have announced this week that our Founder and Chairman, John Oakland is a candidate for their Advisory Council Election 2015.

The election will take place later this month with ballot of all voting members of the CQI selecting eight members from the candidate list to fill the spaces that have come available on the Advisory Council from September.

The Advisory Council forms a key part of the CQI’s governance structure, providing essential input, information and ideas to help us in the development of our work. It performs three main roles:

• To act as an ideas creation body within the Institute

• To act as the ultimate guardian of integrity and ethics

• To elect the CQI Board of Trustees, hold the Board to account and, if necessary, remove members of the Board from office.

All voting members of the CQI will be contacted via email with all the relevant information about the election and the candidates taking part, with voting taking place electronically between 20th July and the 27th August. Results will then be announced at the CQI AGM on 9th September.

The full list of candidates standing for the election can be found in this month’s Quality World magazine which is available to all CQI members online here.

John has made the following personal statement:

“I have been a member/fellow of the IQA/CQI for 35 years and in that time have dedicated my life’s work to the Quality movement throughout the world. I have carried out research, helped the UK Government, published papers, articles and books and supported a wide range of quality programmes in a wide and diverse range of organisations. I am passionate about quality and helping individuals and organisations improve quality performance. In recent years, through my chairmanship of the CQI Professional Policy Panel, I have devoted time and effort to addressing the needs of the Quality Profession in terms of its ability to meet the requirements of its customers, far and wide. I should like to make further and wider contributions to the profession and the CQI. I believe that being a member of the Advisory Council will enable me to do that and influence and develop the agenda that I believe is necessary to bring about and accelerate needed change. Skills that I would bring to the Advisory Council include leadership of a successful organisation operating in the field of quality management, strategic development and deployment, process, people and partnership management, and the management and improvement of key performance results”

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