APM in UK appoints new Chief Executive



Chief Operating Officer Debbie Dore selected to succeed Sara Drake

26 July 2018 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that the board of APM has unanimously selected Debbie Dore (pictured below) as the new APM chief executive.

Chairman John McGlynn confirmed: “We are delighted to make this appointment. Debbie was selected as our preferred candidate following a very thorough recruitment exercise. It’s very pleasing to be able to recognise an exceptional internal candidate and appoint from within. The board are confident that Debbie is the right candidate to successfully lead APM through its next stage of development. APM continues to progress as a professional chartered body and this is an exciting time for us. I’d like to reiterate the board’s thanks to Sara Drake for her sterling work.”

Debbie Dore will take up her appointment on 1st August following the planned departure of Sara Drake. Debbie has worked at APM since 2015, initially as chief commercial officer and latterly as chief operating officer. Prior to joining APM, Debbie served as a senior executive on the board of a multi-national subscription organisation delivering global transformation projects across sales, IT and customer service.

With responsibility for teams in 25 countries she also has huge international experience which will prove invaluable as APM seeks to grow its international presence. Debbie has also served as a non-executive director for a member association connecting the knowledge community.

Founded in 1972 and a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members, the APM received a Royal Charter in April 2017.  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 also the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management