APM Chief Executive Andrew Bragg to step down in December


14 May 2014 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM), the UK’s national project management professional body, has announced that chief executive Andrew Bragg will step down in December 2014.  APM president Tom Taylor said that Andrew Bragg had been “an outstanding chief executive” and that he would leave “a lasting legacy”.

pmwj18-jan2014-bragg-PHOTOAndrew Bragg (pictured) said that leading APM through a period of successful transformation had been a “professional privilege”.

Since 2004, APM’s individual membership has increased from 11,000 to over 21,000 with APM corporate membership rising from 250 to 550; APM’s annual income has grown from £2.5m to over £7.4m; and the organisation has relocated to a new purpose-designed facility. APM also became the first ever UK professional body to gain the coveted Investors in Volunteers accreditation.

During the decade, APM’s Body of Knowledge has undergone two major revisions; APM’s re-designed website now attracts 530,000 unique annual visitors; and APM enjoys a leading social media presence within the profession.

APM’s gold standard competence assessment has now recognised over 500 APM Registered Project Professionals since its launch in March 2011. Developed and launched collaboratively with £750k of government funding in 2012, APM’s Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management exemplifies APM’s established approach to pan-sector partnership working.

Andrew Bragg’s championing of APM’s increasing engagement with International Project Management Association (IPMA) culminated in his election by his peers as IPMA Vice-President in November 2012.

This sustained drumbeat of delivery, together with APM’s increasing engagement and influence within public, private and third sectors based on APM’s advocacy of ever-increasing professionalism, enabled APM to apply for chartered status on behalf of the UK profession of project management. Andrew Bragg will be fully involved in APM’s participation as Interested Party in the July 2014 Judicial Review of the unanimous recommendation reached during 2013 by a committee of the Privy Council that a Royal Charter should be granted to APM.

Recruitment for Andrew Bragg’s successor will start immediately.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members.  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