The CII today announced the appointment of Lee Gladwell to the newly-formed post of group marketing and sales director.

Gladwell, who will commence his new role on 1 September, is currently business development director at Capita.

The CII said the establishment of the new position was in recognition of the need to build on the CII's strength as a professional institute in the UK and in 150 countries around the world.

CII director general Sandy Scott said: “I welcome very much the opportunity of working with Lee Gladwell, who will be part of the high-level strategic team that will carry the CII forward to the next stage of its development.

“With several new educational and competence programs ready for launch, as well as new membership benefits, Lee will help drive our corporate engagement at the highest level.”