APM appoint four new Board members


Reported by Miles Shepherd in UK

7 December 2012 – London – The Association for Project Management (APM) in the United Kingdom has announced four new members to the Board of Trustees for 2012/2013. Sarah Coleman, Steve Wake, Monica Sasso and Alan Macklin have been elected by APM membership to join the current Board members in driving forward APM’s 2020 strategy.

Announced at last night’s annual general meeting the four successful candidates were chosen from a list of 11 strong contenders by APM’s 12,201 eligible voting membership.

Adding their knowledge and experience to the Board of Trustees will help to steer the direction of APM and the profession towards achieving the association’s ambitious vision of creating a world in which all projects succeed.

Sarah Coleman, former programme director at BT, has been a member of APM since 1993, is chair of the Derby Chapter and a member of the Membership Committee. She is an international and highly experienced project manager, programme manager and consultant working at board and leadership team levels across industry sectors. Sarah specialises in business transformation and organisational change.  More about Sarah can be found at http://www.apm.org.uk/node/114186.

Steve Wake is chairman of the APM Planning, Monitoring and Control SIG and a management consultant specialising in earned value project management. Steve, who was a Trustee on the APM Council previously, is seen as one of the leading experts in earned value (EV) and established reciprocity between the US ANSI EV Guideline and the UK APM Guideline. Steve is part of the SIG Steering Group, which he previously chaired, and has been an active and engaged APM volunteer for many years.  More about Steve Wake at http://www.apm.org.uk/SteveWake.

With a master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering Monica Sasso is active in the APM Women in Project Management SIG (WiPM) and is a committee member of the APM Swindon Chapter. Now a consultant Monica has managed a wide range of projects and programmes in several industries including defence, IT and banking.  More about Monica can be found at http://www.apm.org.uk/node/114187.

Alan Macklin was among the first few to gain the APM Registered Project Professional designation. He achieved the standard while running the Ministry of Defence’s PPM Centre of Excellence with a PjM licensing programme aligned to APM qualifications. Following 34 illustrious years in the British Army Alan now works for CH2M HILL, the world’s number one programme management company.   More about Alan can be found at http://www.apm.org.uk/node/114188.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 19,500 individual and 500 corporate members.  APM’s mission is: “To develop and promote the professional disciplines of project and programme management for the public benefit.”   The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management