Steve Wake elected Chairman of APM


Reported by Miles Shepherd in Salisbury

22 November 2013 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that Steve Wake (pictured below left), has been appointed as Chairman, in succession to Mike Nichols.  Mr Wake joined the APM Board in 2012, was previously a member of the APM Council. He has been a long standing chairman of the APM Planning, Monitoring and Control Specific Interest Group (SIG) and is a management consultant specialising in earned value project management.

131122-pmwj17-steve-wake-IMAGE1 WAKEMr Wake was instrumental establishing reciprocity between the US ANSI EV Standard and the UK APM Guideline.  Mr Wake was voted chairman by his fellow Board members at their first meeting on 12th November 2013 following the Association’s Annual General Meeting the previous evening.  The Board elected long standing Board member John Gordon as deputy chairman, replacing Alistair Godbold.

Mr Wake said: “My aim has always been to ensure that APM members are at the heart of the profession in general and the Association in particular.

“The APM Board needs the support of the membership and the profession. We are working on something called Listening, Learning and Leading.  These are words we want APM to stand for and our members to be.

“Listening, Learning and Leading aims to open up a conversation and engage with the project management community.  We want to capture the needs of the many, rather than the will of the few.  We want to work quickly; in weeks and months, not years, and we want as many people as possible to play their part.

“I’m looking forward to engaging with as many people as possible; Chartered status; the 2020 strategy; Listening, Learning and Leading. The world in which we live may be challenging, but I can think of no more hopeful place to be than within the community of project management. We are emphatically part of the solution.”

131122-pmwj17-steve-wake-IMAGE2 NICHOLSDespite choosing not to stand for re-election, the Board is delighted that former chairman Mike Nichols (pictured right) has accepted its invitation to continue as a Board Member. His vast experience and knowledge is regarded as invaluable.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 20,000 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