How APM is run

The Association for Project Management (APM) is the chartered body for the project profession and is the United Kingdom member association of IPMA. It is incorporated by Royal Charter RC000890 and is governed by its Charter, which is supplemented by its regulations. APM is a registered charity No. 1171112, VAT No. 261 595 782.

Individuals in the Full member and Fellow grades (MAPM/FAPM) are ‘voting members’ and have the right to attend general meetings. In accordance with the Charter, the board of APM also agrees regulations to cover detailed aspects of governance. This includes the matters that the board has devolved to staff of APM to undertake on its behalf.

APM has a board of 9 elected trustees (who must be Full members) and up to three appointed trustees. 

The role of the board and board members is explained in more detail here, and in the candidate briefing pack for the annual elections.


Annual reports and reviews


APM Presidents

The President and Vice Presidents are valued, respected outward facing advocates for the Association and enthusiasts for the project management profession. They are appointed by the APM Board but are not members of it. They engage selectively with the Board, the Executive and the wider community on a voluntary basis to promote APM’s and its aspirations. Duties are not fixed and so can include hosting and presenting at events, chairing the members’ AGM, facilitating and engaging with contacts, and being sources of confidential counsel.

President

Sue Kershaw

Vice presidents


Past chairs 

  • 1972 - 1977 J Grimshaw
  • 1977 - 1979 H Walton
  • 1979 - 1982 L J Connor OBE
  • 1982 - 1986 E Gabriel
  • 1986 - 1991 Dr N M L Barnes CBE
  • 1991 - 1993 T G Carter
  • 1993 - 1996 Professor P W G Morris
  • 1996 - 1998 Professor J R Turner
  • 1998 - 2000 D L Heath OBE
  • 2000 - 2001 M J Greenwood
  • 2001 - 2004 M M Shepherd
  • 2004 - 2006 T I Taylor
  • 2006 - 2013 M D Nichols
  • 2013 - 2016 S F R Wake
  • 2016             J McGlynn

Past presidents

  • 1972 - 1976 Professor E G Trimble
  • 1976 - 1984 D Firnberg
  • 1984 - 1991 Sir Monty Finniston
  • 1991 - 1995 Admiral Sir Lindsay Bryson FCB
  • 1991 - 2000 Sir Bob Reid
  • 2000 - 2003 Professor T M Ridley CBE
  • 2003 - 2012 Dr N M L Barnes CBE
  • 2012 - 2015 T I Taylor
  • 2016 - 2019 D Waboso

APM wins Best UK Association

Association for Project Management is incorporated by Royal Charter RC000890 and a registered charity No. 1171112. Principal office is Ibis House, Regent Park, Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9LE.

Ibis Trading Limited, registered in England No. 6536096, is a subsidiary of Association for Project Management, which is incorporated by Royal Charter RC000890 and a registered charity No. 1171112. Registered office is Ibis House, Regent Park, Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9LE.

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