Paul Lynch: review of presidency
Paul Lynch has overseen the implementation of the IMC’s Change Programme in his extended term of presidency. He took over the reins from Barry Curnow in June 1997.
Lynch built on the foundations laid by recent presidents – Geoff Kitt, Peter Tomkins and Barry Curnow – in restructuring the IMC’s offerings.
He consolidated the developmental work on the new types of membership categories and championed the idea of inclusiveness.
In his 18-month term, one of the IMC’s key achievements has been the development of the robustness and credibility of the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) qualification. This project has generated excitement internationally through the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) and academically through the allocation of CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) points.
“As I end my term I feel that the IMC has made many improvements such as developing member benefits, but moreover there has been a shift in the mindset of all those involved in the Institute,” said Lynch.
“The IMC is more outward looking and welcoming. The message being that we now have something for everyone involved in consultancy, not just practising consultants.”
Lynch will hand over to new president Richard Popple MBE at the December Council meeting. IMC wishes to thank Lynch for his commitment and hard work.
The newly constituted IMC Council will take up office from 1 January 1999. It will be smaller, more focused and more representative of IMC’s various stakeholder groups.