Major Projects Association, Laing O’Rourke and National Audit Office directors to speak at APM Conference



20 January 2015 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK has announced more high-powered keynote speakers for their annual conference. In their continued drive to bring you the most innovative and senior speakers, they have announced that development director for the Major Projects Association Manon Bradley will join Laing O’Rourke’s sustainability director Caroline Blackman and National Audit Office director Geraldine Barker as speakers at the APM Project Management Conference 2015 sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight.

National Audit Office audit manager Bridget Jackson will also be speaking with Geraldine at Kings Place in London on 19th March.

You have until 23rd January to book and save up to £189

150120-pmwj31-more-1BRADLEYManon Bradley is the development director for the Major Projects Association (MPA), a membership association for organisations engaged in the delivery and the development of major projects, programmes and portfolios.  She is also founder of The Portrait Club, which is a group set up to help improve the initiation and delivery of major projects by encouraging greater diversity in senior project teams and project leadership positions.

150120-pmwj31-more-2BLACKMANCaroline Blackman who is working across Laing O’Rourke on driving performance, developing a future skills programme for the company and ensuring that projects are set up with clear sustainability goals. She has a track record of bringing organisations and teams together through strategic alignment and driving high performance. She possesses a broad business background with specialisms in organisation and business development, sustainability and strategy.

150120-pmwj31-more-3BARKERThe National audit Office’s (NAO) director Geraldine Barker, who has been with the NAO for fourteen years, will also be taking to the speaker platform. For the last seven years she has been the director of its team auditing the Department for Transport’s expenditure including that on its major infrastructure programmes such as High Speed 1, Thameslink, Crossrail and High Speed 2 and other programmes covering franchising and the implementation of shared services.

150120-pmwj31-more-4JACKSONJointly presenting with Geraldine will be Bridget Jackson who is NAO’s audit manager (pictured bottom). Bridget has over ten years of audit experience covering project and programme management. She has managed reviews into complex projects and programmes including reports on High Speed 2 and the cancellation of the InterCity West Coast franchise competition. Her most recent publication was Lessons from Major Rail Infrastructure Programmes.

This year’s conference will focus on uncovering myths that surround project management and help increase the likelihood of successful project delivery.

Exclusive video – Watch the new Myth Busting trailer 

Those who attend will also receive copy of the best-selling books: Bad Pharma by opening speaker Dr Ben Goldacre and Bounce: The Myth of talent and the power of practice by closing speaker Matthew Syed.

Book your place today and you could save up to £189 – Early bird rate ends on 23rd January 2015. Special rates are also available for groups of 4 or more by e-mailing mailto:[email protected]?subject=Group%20booking%20-%20APM%20Conference

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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