The CQI President, roles and responsibilities

The CQI President is a non-executive role whose main role is to represent and promote the interests of quality and the CQI. The CQI President is appointed by the Board of Trustees in accordance with our Royal Charter.

Lord Jamie Lindsay, Member of the House of Lords

The current CQI President, Lord Lindsay has been a member of the House of Lords for nearly 28 years. Currently he is the chair of UKAS which works closely with the CQI to promote accreditation certification. From 2013 to 2015 Lord Lindsay helped to advance regulatory reform as a member of the Better Regulation Strategy Group (part of the government’s Better Regulation Executive).

Lord Lindsay joined the CQI as President on 1 January 2018 and during his time with the organisation, he hopes to ensure that the valuable contribution that quality infrastructure makes to the economy is embedded within government policy and realised to its full effect – thereby promoting the trust and confidence that businesses need to innovate and grow.

It’s an honour to take on the role of CQI President. I’m looking forward to helping the CQI make sure that strong governance, robust systems of assurance and continuous improvement are at the heart of every organisation.
Lord Lindsay

The main roles of the CQI President are to:

  • Be an ambassador for the CQI and its members

  • Act as a voice for the CQI, promoting the interests of the profession within industry and in the media

  • Provide a meaningful link with government and industry bodies so that the CQI can progress its policy and plans

  • Be a guide to the CQI Board of Trustees, providing an external viewpoint on governance and strategy

  • Lord Lindsay’s two-year term as CQI President will include the organisation’s centenary year in 2019.

Past CQI Presidents

  • Chris Sexton HonFCQI (2014 – 2017)
  • Jim Spiers CQP FCQI (2009 – 2013)
  • Sir David Brown FREng BSc DMS CEng HonFIET (2006 – 2008)