Four new Trustees elected to APM Board in UK



11 November 2014 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that four new trustees were elected to the APM board on Monday night as APM announced a record year for 2013/14.

141111-pmwj29-four-IMAGEAlistair Godbold, Sue Kershaw, John McGlynn and Brian Wernham were all elected to the board by the APM membership. They replace Mary McKinlay, Professor Charles Egbu, John Gordon and Jonathan Simcock, who all chose not to stand for re-election at the end of their three year term.

Alistair Godbold RPP HonFAPM, returns to the board after a year away. He has been a director of the Major Projects Association and chaired their programme committee. He has over 30 years of experience delivering projects and programmes in aviation, transport, IT, business change, construction, mining, rail and nuclear.

Sue Kershaw HonFAPM has enjoyed a broad career in civil engineering and project management with challenges ranging from glass staircases to flood defences, and nuclear power stations to mass transit schemes in the UK and Far East. She was deputy director of transport at the Olympic Delivery Authority responsible for delivering enhanced transport connectivity for the Games that has catapulted forward the regeneration of East London.

John McGlynn RPP FAPM is a director at Atkins and co-chair of the joint working group between APM and the UK International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE UK) that looks at ways project managers and system engineers can work together to deliver better programme outcomes. John has 30 years of experience delivering projects around the world specialising in complex acquisition programmes, he is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of IET, CIPS and APM.

Brian Wernham RPP FAPM is an active APM member and long-term APM Governance specific interest group committee member having presented at APM meetings and webinars for many years. He has 35 years of practical business experience in engineering, transport, construction, finance and IT business change. He is a Fellow of APM and a Chartered Engineer and IT professional.

Turnout for the election was a record-breaking 17.8% with 2,326 votes being cast – an increase of 38% from 2013.

Alex Lonie from Electoral Reform Services, the organisation that conducted the election, believes the highest ever turnout for an APM board election was considered to be highly creditable and in the upper quartile of similar sized organisations. Alex said: “The increase in turnout in the APM board member elections this year was extremely encouraging.

“Amongst other initiatives, the use of e-communication to connect with members during the course of the ballot helped to lift the turnout rate. This brings the creditable participation rate in APM elections to above average and upper quartile for elections involving similar professional associations.

“It is all the more impressive given that the general trend in turnouts year on year for similar sized organisations is downwards.”

View full results of the 2014 APM board election

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