How APM is run

Her Majesty the Queen has granted APM chartered status. We are therefore incorporated by Royal Charter. The Charter is our constitution and sets out our high-level governance. We are also a registered charity. Our charitable is: to advance the science, theory and practice of project and programme management for the public benefit.    

Full members and Fellows (MAPM/FAPM) are ‘voting members’ and have the right to attend general meetings. The approval of members would be required to propose any changes to the Royal Charter to the privy council. Full and Fellow members are eligible to stand for election to serve on the currently has nine elected trustees and up to three appointed trustees. Biographies of the trustees are available here.

In accordance with our Charter, the Board also agrees Regulations to cover detailed aspects of governance. This includes matters that the Board has devolved to the CEO and her staff to undertake on its behalf.


Annual reports and reviews


Our presidents

Our president and vice presidents are valued, respected and outward-facing advocates for us and for the project profession as a whole. They are appointed by our Board of Trustees but are not members of it. They engage selectively on a voluntary basis to promote us and our aspirations.

President

Sue Kershaw

Vice president

Paul Chapman

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

Our chairs

Our chair is elected by the Board of Trustees. The chair leads the Board in its key roles of determining strategy, supporting implementation and scrutinising delivery. 

Chair

Debbie Lewis

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 - 2020 J McGlynn

 

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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