The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) Managing Director (MD), Ruth Martin, has given notice that she is stepping down from her role in January 2015, and plans to continue to support the CISI in a senior advisory capacity.

Ruth has been MD of the leading professional body for people working in the wealth and capital markets for the last ten years.  During her tenure, the Institute has increased its membership by 50%, opened five international offices and now annually provides over 40,000 examinations in over 100 countries.

Ruth Martin
Ruth Martin

Alderman Alan Yarrow, Chartered FCSI (Hon) and Chairman of the CISI said “Ruth has played a critical and strategic role in the development and success of the Institute for more than a decade and is hugely respected by firms and members. Ruth built the quality assurance frameworks of the CISI for which we are so widely recognised, led us to Chartered status and championed the involvement of our members in all that we do. I am delighted that Ruth will continue with us in a senior advisory role.”

Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI and CEO said “Ruth has great creative energy and has been behind many of our innovations, such as the introduction of computer-based testing and our widely acclaimed CPD scheme. It is Ruth’s vision and commitment to education that has driven the development of qualifications and CPD which are now undertaken by candidates from 16 year old school students to the most senior practitioners and her departure will leave a very big hole to fill.”

Ruth Martin said “I will have been at the CISI for 12 years in July; ten of them as Managing Director and it has been an exhilarating journey.  I still have much to do and intend to explore new roads to travel, particularly those that align with my interest in professional standards in the workplace, education and professionalism. I will be relinquishing my very broad responsibilities at the CISI in order to pursue these more vigorously.”