Tony Manwaring | Executive director of external affairs, CIMA

Tony Manwaring is executive director of external affairs, CIMA, where he oversees the external affairs directorate, leading on global communications, public policy and advocacy programmes. This includes responsibility for building and sustaining key relationships with stakeholder groups and working with governments, employers, members and partners to promote the best interests of CIMA and the CGMA community.

He is also programme director for Valuing your Talent, a research and engagement programme CIMA is conducting alongside several partners including the CIPD, CMI and UKCES.

Most recently, Tony was chief executive at thinktank Tomorrow’s Company, where he worked in partnership with CIMA on a number of programmes, including the Tomorrow’s Value lecture series and joint initiatives on corporate governance and reporting.

Prior to this, he served as chief executive of the charity Scope. He has also provided consultant services to the Lord Mayor of the city of London, leading the 'Restoring trust in the city' and the 'City values forum' initiatives and helping to deliver the Tomorrow’s City programme.