Governance and Regional Structure


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The Company

The Articles of Association , Objects and Powers and Company Rules  set out what the CDI can do and how it will operate.

The CDI is a company limited by guarantee and started trading on April 2 2013. The Articles, Objects and Rules were updated in 2015.

The Company Articles have been written in a manner that will enable the CDI to apply in due course for charitable status. The objectives of the CDI are:
The improvement of the quality and availability of career development services to adults and young people through:

(a) The promotion of public understanding of Career Development

(b) The development and maintenance of standards of professional practice in Career Development

(c) The provision of advice on Career Development to policymakers, practitioners and other interested parties

Governing documents of the CDI

  • The Articles of Association: is the legal document. Lodged with Companies House. The Articles lay down the formal procedures of Governance
  • The Company Rules: govern the day to day operations or the Institute. They can be amended by the members at a General Meeting, with the support of the Council and Board.

Details of the Membership Constituencies (2015).

The Constitution of the CDI

The CDI is a membership body, owned by its members, who ultimately decide how it will develop. The members do this informally through discussion and debate, and formally by electing members to the three key bodies. Some of these posts are elected by the full membership and some by constituency.

  • The Company Board: manages the business of the Institute. It comprises six Directors elected by the full membership (including President, President Elect, and Hon. Secretary and up to six co-opted ones.

Current Board Members are:

Carolyn Parry -
Monica Lemecha -
Hon Secretary
Craig Garton Stephanie Rix Nikki Lawrence


Julie-Anne Jamieson John Ambrose Nicki Moore  
  • The Professional Standards Committee: is the only standing committee of the CDI. It oversees and advises the Board on the maintenance of professional standards and qualifications. It is also responsible for dealing with complaints and disciplinary issues. It comprises a chair (elected by all the members); two representatives from each professional constituency and one for each national constituency.

Avril Hannon(Chair) Mark Fox Vicki Love Ciara Bomford  
Lydia Lauder Mark Yates Elaine Newell Emma Bolger  John Walker
Luisa Moreno  Lisa LaRue Hannah Courtney-Bennett    

A longer term aim is to become a Chartered Professional Body, when membership and Professional Register have grown to an appropriate size and we have the administration and necessary quality and support systems in place.

The Board

New appointments - December 2018

Following the recent scheduling of elections we are able to report that as there was only one nominee for each post it was not necessary to submit the nominees to the membership for election. We are therefore pleased to announce the following members have been appointed to the CDI Board for a term of office of three years.Read a short statement from each appointee

President Elect:  David Cordle

Board Director:  Craig Garton

Board Director:  Kath Wright

Honorary Secretary:  Monica I Lemecha

Board Meeting Summary Minutes

Board minutes are available on request. Please contact

PSC Meeting Action Notes

PSC 9th April 2014 PSC 10th July 2014 PSC 7th December 2014 
PSC 10th February 2015 PSC 7th April 2015 PSC 9th June 2015
PSC 8th September 2015 PSC 8th December 2015 PSC 1st March 2016
PSC 19th April 2016 PSC 27th September 2016 PSC 25th January 2017
PSC 5th June 2017 PSC 1st November 2017 PSC 30th January 2018
PSC 5th June 2018 PSC 1st November 2018 PSC 29th January 2019 
PSC 15th May 2019 PSC 7th November 2019   PSC 20th February 2020  
PSC 30th June 2020  PSC 11th November 2020 PSC 11th February 2021  
PSC 10th June 2021 PSC 16th September 2021  

Council Meetings Action Notes

Summary of the May 2014 Council
 (Glasgow); Summary of the September 2014 Council (Cardiff)Summary of the September 2013 Council (London)

Summary of the January 2015 Council (London)