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Honorary Fellows

APM Honorary Fellowship recognises and celebrates those who have made (or can make) a major personal contribution to the project management profession and also achieved highly creditable, eminent and notable achievements in their own profession and careers. For those interested in Fellowship, the requirements for Fellowship can be seen here.

We’ve awarded Honorary Fellowships since 1984. Those honoured include respected founders of – and ongoing contributors to – the science, theory and practice of project and programme management. Each recipient has received our thanks, appreciation and recognition through the award of Honorary Fellowship. The names and a brief description of each appears below.

The number of Honorary Fellowships awarded is restricted. Honorary Fellows can attend the same events and receive the same benefits as Fellows. New Honorary Fellows will be announced at the Fellows Forum events. Please note that individuals who are eligible for Fellowship are not now eligible to be Honorary Fellows.

Nominate someone for Honorary Fellowship

Honorary Fellowships are decided on by our Nominations Panel and can be made at any time using the nominations form.

Full criteria are set out in our Regulations and on the nominations form. Applications should be returned to the company secretary.

Download nominations form

List of Honorary Fellows

Honorary Fellows of APM are listed in alphabetical order with name, date of award and a few words concerning their primary credentials, activities or contributions.

For fuller appreciations and understandings of the Honorary Fellows some also have fuller profiles elsewhere on our website and on LinkedIn, Wikipedia, company websites and personal websites.

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Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE – Awarded 2018

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock has a distinguished and varied career across a number of fields, including academia and broadcasting, all undertaken with verve and enthusiasm to inspire those engaged in project management and other professions. top

John Algar

John Algar is head of portfolio, programme and project management at the world-renowned Cranfield School of Management. He has held a position at Cranfield for more than 20 years, during which time he has developed the business school’s project-related courses, led research projects and taught project skills to senior business leaders.

John Allen (Deceased) – Awarded 1994

John Allan was the Editor-in-Chief of Construction News which consistently promoted APM awards and conferences.  John is possibly the original number one in the first membership list that led to APM. top

Russ Archibald (Deceased) – Awarded 2003 

Russ Archibald was a founding member of both APM and PMI. He had three careers, first in military / aerospace for nineteen years, then as a Corporate Engineer and Executive for seventeen years and finally as a consultant for more than thirty years. A highly regarded author he held bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He was also awarded an honorary PhD in Strategy, Program and Project Management from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lille. top

Sir John Armitt CBE – Awarded 2008

Sir John Armitt was chairman of the 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority. He is a past president of ICE, chair of the National Infrastructure Commission and has been an influential UK leader for several decades.  He received the Sir Monty Finniston Award for a life time of achievement in 2012. top

Bob Assirati Awarded 1998

Bob Asirati has held a range of senior governmental posts.  While with Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) he was responsible for the development of PRINCE2TM, Managing Successful ProgrammesTM and ITILTM.  When CCTA merged into the new Office of Government Commerce (OGC) he held a variety of senior roles and worked with government departments to support the largest and most complex delivery projects.  He was director of the Major Projects Authority. top

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Dr Neville Bain (Deceased) – Awarded 2011

Neville Bain was an avid supporter of APM notably related to project governance as Chairman of Institute of Directors (IoD) and highly experienced in business. top

Tim BanfieldAwarded 2012

Tim Banfield was Director of National Audit Office for twenty-five years, Director in Major Projects Authority in Cabinet Office and positive supporter of project management and APM. top

Dr Martin Barnes CBE (Deceased) – Awarded 2001

Martin Barnes was a founder member (no.10) and provided outstanding service to APM since its inception and to the project management communities including as APM Chairman from 1986 to 1991, bringing in Sir Monty Finniston as President and as President himself from 2003 to 2012.  He has long active involvement with IPMA. His professional career included developing his own consulting firm which merged with what is now PwC. He holds a doctorate, awarded in 1971 for research into improved methods of financial control for engineering projects.  He is also credited with the invention of the classic Time / Cost / Quality triangle which came to public attention on BBC Horizon series on managing the development of Royal Ascot race course for HM The Queen; and for other project management techniques over the years. He was Executive Director of Major Projects Association and is the recipient of the Chartered Institute of Management’s Special Award and of the Institute of Civil Engineers’ Watson Medal in UK, both for his personal contributions to the development of project management.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK’s highest engineering recognition and is a Churchill Fellow. He is a past President of ICE and devised the NEC forms of contract.  He received a CBE in 2009 for services to engineering.

Martin received the Sir Monty Finneston Award for lifetime achievement in 2010. top

John Bartlett Awarded 2012

John Bartlett is a writer, best known for his work related to PRINCE2TM, multiple author covering many project management topics including risk and methodologies.  He has been an APM assessor, lecturer and all-round participant in project and programme management.

He has made major contributions to APM and the profession, including as a pioneer of programme management definition and development in UK and as a member of APM Council from 1996 to 1999. top

Carol Bell – Awarded 2014

Carol Bell was instrumental in the delivery of the Eden Project in Cornwall.  She has had a close involvement with APM particularly with the APM Awards, Women in Project Management and other aspects.

Sir Howard Bernstein - Awarded 2006

Howard Bernstein was Chief Executive of Manchester City Council from 1998 to 2017 and has been responsible for setting development goals and encouraging investment in the city.  He championed the Manchester Metrolink and many other projects including responding to severe damage, rejuvenation and new build, which make Manchester the metropolis it is today. top

Doreen Bevan (Deceased) – Awarded 1992

All successful organisations need conscientious, dedicated, talented and versatile people in the early days who set the venture on its way and also influence the culture of the organisation.  APM was well served by Doreen Beven from 1975 who went beyond the call of duty across many aspects generally called Secretarial services. top

David BirchAwarded 2016

David Birch is experienced in delivering high-profile UK and international project portfolios for world-leading engineering and construction contractors. He delivered and applied the controls for the 2012 Olympic Games in London including the Yellow Book. top

Professor Denise Bower OBE – Awarded 2014

Denise Bower was made an Honorary Fellow of APM in 2014 for her work in collaboration with Infrastructure UK (UK Treasury) to develop an Infrastructure Route Map to enable more informed project and programme initiation and delivery decisions.  She is Executive Director of the Major Projects Association and Professor of Engineering Project Management at the University of Leeds where she established the Engineering Project Faculty.  With a career spanning senior academic roles, ground breaking research, practical engineering and leadership, she has been a front runner in developing project management in industry and government where she has contributed to several Cabinet Office Task Groups. top

Andrew Bragg - Awarded 2019

Andrew was Chief executive of APM for 10 momentous years.  He went above and beyond normal duties in the long journey to achieve APM’s Charter, which is proving a pivotal moment in development of the project profession.  He contributed significantly to the activities of IPMA, for some of the time as a member of its Executive Board, outside of normal APM CEO duties. top

Mike Brown Awarded 2011

Mike Brown had an extensive career as an engineering project manager with assignments in many parts of the world.  He became Head of Project Management at Rolls Royce plc and chair the BSI PM Committee. top

Mike Browne – (Deceased) – Awarded 2011

Mike Browne was the founding chairman of the Northern Ireland Branch of APM and has provided a sustained contribution to APM and the profession.  He was the Programme Director at University of Ulster for MSc Construction and Project Management. top

Admiral Sir Lindsay Bryson KCB (Deceased) – Awarded 1996

Sir Lindsay became President of APM from 1991 to 1995 after a career in the Royal Navy that saw him become the first engineering officer to be appointed controller of the Navy, responsible for development and procurement of ships and weapons.  He played a significant part in emergency procurement projects during operations in the Falklands conflict.  In addition to his crucial role as President of APM he was President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (1985-86). top

Robert Buttrick Awarded 2013

Robert Buttrick is the renowned author of a best-selling text-book on project management.  He is well known for his development of project and programme management at BT plc before becoming a working consultant with the Cabinet Office on the development of their project policy. He is a major contributor to the BSI drafting committee responsible for BS 6079 and he has been highly influential in the development of ISO standards on project and programme management. top

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Tim Carter - (Deceased) – Awarded 2009

Tim Carter was chairman of APM 1991-1993 and for many years ran the APM Awards.  He played a pivotal role in delivering the Eden Project and was one of the first project managers to adopt the New Engineering Contract (NEC).  He received the Sir Monty Finniston Award in 2007. top

Steven Carver – Awarded 2011

Steven Carver is a senior lecturer at Cranfield University specialising in project management.  He is a serial entertaining keynote speaker and personality at APM events. top

Len Connor OBE (Deceased) – Awarded 1991

Len Conner was a founder member of APM and an early chairman from 1979 to 1982. top

Dr Terry Cooke-Davies – Awarded 2008

Terry was a founder and Executive Chairman of Human Systems International, a global consulting firm which assessed the excellence of organisation’s project, program and portfolio management capabilities and operated a leading-edge knowledge management network.  He received a PhD in 2000, and a Sir Monty Finneston Award from APM in 2006 for his outstanding contributions to the development of project management as a vehicle for effective change. top

Keith Corrie Awarded 1999

Keith was an effective APM Honorary Secretary from 1992 to 1998. top

Dr Lynn Crawford – Awarded 2014

Lynn Crawford has been actively engaged in the development of global standards for project management since the late 1990’s and has been instrumental in the formation and work of the Global Alliance for the Project Professions (GAPPS). She is the Director of the Project Management Program at The University of Sydney, Australia, Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, School of Management (UK) and Honorary Adjunct Professor at Bond University. She is a recipient of the Sir Monty Finniston Award (2014) for lifetime achievement. top

Dr Bernard Curtis – Awarded 1993

Bernard Curtis was the general editor of the International Journal of Project Management (IJPM). top

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Professor Darren Dalcher – Awarded 2011

Darren Dalcher is founder and director of the National Centre for Project Management and is Professor in Strategic Project Management at Lancaster University Management School.  He is a prolific author, writer and editor on PM related and other themes. He was the influential Academic Advisor and Consulting Editor of the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition. top

Professor Andrew DaviesAwarded 2020

Professor Davies is the RM Phillips Freeman Chair and professor of innovation management in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex Business School. He has collaborated with leaders of some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects including Heathrow (terminal 5, terminal 2 and the third runway), the London Olympics, Crossrail, the Westminster Palace Restoration and Renewal Project, and more. He authored APM’s 2019 report Project Management for Large, Complex Projects and contributed to Future of Project Management, a collaboration between APM, Arup and The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management at UCL.  top

Myrtle Dawes – Awarded 2019

Myrtle has had a varied career mostly recently as Planning and Dispatch Director for Centrica and before that Director Projects and Decommissioning. Myrtle has over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector covering roles in operations, process, process safety and projects. She started her career with Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants before joining BHP Billiton where she was responsible for the delivery of substantial oil and gas projects in the UK and overseas. She is a past finalist for the Black British Business Award for her contribution to the UK infrastructure industry. In 2016 Myrtle was elected to the UK Board of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and is a chartered chemical engineer and was cited in the one of the Cranfield 100 Women to Watch. top

Howard Dickel  Awarded 2012

Howard Dickel led BT’s London 2012 Olympic Programme to design, deliver and operate all of the fixed and mobile, voice and data communication networks a role he held from early 2008.  This involved ensuring that communications were in place for all the media centres at every Olympic venue.

Howard was the winner of Geoffrey Trimble Award in 2011 for his thesis on knowledge management. top

Adrian Dooley – Awarded 2010

Adrian Dooley has been a founder and technical director of the magazine Project Manager Today, founder of the Projects Group, author of Praxis and a former member of APM Council. top

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John Faiers (Deceased) – Awarded 2006

John Faiers was an enthusiastic promoter and supporter of APM and project management within higher education.  As chairman of APM Midlands Branch he was the first to introduce a successful chapter network. top

Peter Fielder – Awarded 2005

Peter Fielder has been Chairman of BAe Systems plc Project Management Council responsible for the project management function and the strategic direction of over 3,000 members of the project community who run some of the most complex projects in the world. top

David Firnberg (Deceased) – Awarded 1984

David Firnberg was APM’s second President between 1978 and 1984.  David had achieved success and reputation in a number of other fields and during his presidency he was a very valuable but unobtrusive influence.  He was appointed as Director of National Computing Centre Ltd in 1974.  He also went on to serve as chief executive of the Strategic Planning Society and president of the British Computing Society (BCS). top

Dr Eddie Fisher  Awarded 2011

Eddie Fisher received his Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding international contributions, not only to promote the concepts and principles of project management but to project management as a profession. He received the Herbert Walton Award in 2007. Please see his Honorary Fellow announcement on APM website. top

Professor Bent Flyvbjerg – Awarded 2011

Professor Flyvbjerg is Professor of Major Programme Management at Oxford University’s Said Business School and the first Director of the BT Centre for Major Programme Management.  He is an author and editor on diverse topics and is widely published and read including on why projects fail and succeed. top

Philippa Foster Back  Awarded 2018

Philippa Foster Back has been playing a vital role in developing ethics in business, including corporate organisations in the project management field, as well as championing the role of professional and chartered bodies in guiding their respective professions. top

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Eric Gabriel (Deceased) – Awarded 2001

Eric was a mechanical engineer in the construction industry. He was a founder member and provided outstanding service to APM including being APM Chairman.  He has  been a strong supporter of project managers with his roles on the construction of the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery and the rebuilding of the opera house at Glyndebourne.  For good measure he was also an effective Chairman of APM from 1982 to 1986 and fourth President of the International Project Management Association. top

Sir Peter Gershon KBE – Awarded 2005

After his early career in telecommunications and defence industry, Sir Peter Gershon joined the UK Government’s Office of Government Commerce (OGC) as its very first Chief Executive, charged by the Prime Minister with implementing a programme to reform the way the British government handles the procurement budgets. He has been a strong supporter of project and programme management both in Government and industry. top

Gerry Gilbert (Deceased) – Awarded 1993

Gerry Gilbert was the professional standards editor of the International Journal of Project Management (IJPM). top

John Glanville  Awarded 2005

John Glanville is a specialist in project and programme management in the private sector with periods with ICI and BNFL before becoming Director of Programme Management Centre for Rolls Royce and an executive director of Major Projects Association. top

Alistair Godbold  Awarded 2014

Alistair Godbold has made a formidable and broad contribution to APM including as Deputy Chair of APM Board and APM representative on IPMA Council of Delegates with other advisory positions.  He has also served as a director of Major Projects Association. top

Dr Jim Gordon (Deceased) – Awarded 1992

Jim Gordon was a pioneer.  He was one of the seven persons who built  the foundations of professional project management in UK – leading to APM to which he provided outstanding service. He was a founder member and long-standing chairman of British Standards Institute (BSI) Technical Committee now MS2 – leading to the famous BS 6079 and its constituent parts.  He was also a key member and later chairman of ISO Technical Committee – ultimately leading to ISO 21500 series. His APM activities included with the Branches, notably Midlands Branch of which he was a pioneering founder member. top

Air Marshal Sue Gray CB, OBE – Awarded 2018

Sue Grey is recognised for her contributions as an individual to public service and as a trailblazing role model. She was the second woman in the Royal Air Force to be promoted to Air Vice-Marshal, with responsibility for procurement and maintenance of all combat aircraft, training aircraft and remotely-piloted air systems for the armed services.  In 2019 she was promoted to Air Marshal and thus became the RAF’s first ever female three-star officer and the most senior female military officer in the British Armed Forces. top

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Louise Hardy – Awarded 2016

Louise Hardy is, amongst other things, a STEMNET ambassador and fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers specialising in the delivery of projects including London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and the Jubilee Line extension.  Louise was included in the list of the top 50 most influential women in engineering. top

Stephen Hall – Awarded 2011

Stephen Hall is a leading international Project Director and Programme Director. top

Air Marshal Sir Reginald Harland KBE, CB, AE (Deceased) – 2003

“Sir Reggie” had a highly distinguished engineering career in the Royal Air Force right through from 1939 to 1977 including being Project Director for the Harrier aircraft at the Ministry of Technology and many other senior positions.  He was also President of the Society of Environmental Engineers. top

Don Heath OBE – Awarded 2005

A dedicated railway man he was responsible for many rail projects, including the electrification of the East Coast Main Line before becoming responsible for all project management on British Railways between 1988 and 1991. He was APM chairman 1998-2000 and a valued vice President for a number of years. top

Simon Henley – Awarded 2015

After 32 years as an engineering officer in the Royal Navy rising to Rear Admiral Simon joined Rolls Royce and became chief executive of Europrop International. Simon became President of the Royal Aeronautical Society in May 2018. top

Sir David Higgins  Awarded 2011

Sir David has a distinguished career in major projects including 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, Network Rail and as a former non-executive chairman of HS2. top

Dr David Hillson – Awarded 2007

David Hillson is a long-term, international, enthusiastic exponent of risk management and an early member of APM Risk SIG and publications. top

Paul Hirst – Awarded 2013

Paul Hirst is a leading expert and exponent on project and programme management across UK Government including the Cabinet Office’s Project Leadership Programme.  He is a supporter of APM and contributor to Professional Standards and Knowledge. top

Dr Ed Hoffman  Awarded 2010

Ed Hoffman was NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer and was responsible for the establishment of its Project Academy.  He has been a powerful advocate for all aspects of project management around the world.  He also worked with leaders of industry, academia, professional associations and other government departments to develop the agency’s capabilities in program and project management and engineering. top

Peter Horsted – Awarded 2015

Peter was recognised with an Honorary Fellowship for his major contributions to the profession including to APM as Chair of the Corporate Members Leadership Group.  He is Head of Field Programmes at Royal Mail. top

Dr Sally Howes OBE Awarded 2019

Dr Sally Howes is the chair of the UK Space Agency Steering Board. She has a range of non-executive and consultancy roles, specialising in cyber and digital transformation. She was previously a member of the Executive Team at the National Audit Office, responsible for evaluating the implementation and value for money of government technology and transformation programmes and for implementing digital transformation within the NAO. She has also worked for the Ministry of Defence as director of Commercial Services. Before joining the MoD she spent 4 years as director general for the Society of British Aerospace Companies (now ADS Group). Dr Howes was awarded an OBE or services to the UK space industry in 2004.  She holds a PhD in hydrology from the University of Bristol, and a Master of Arts in geography from the University of Cambridge. top

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Dame Sue Ion DBE – Awarded 2011

Dame Sue Ion is a key personality, engineer and an expert advisor including to government officials on the nuclear power industry. She is an advocate of engineering studies and education. top

Philip Isgar – Awarded 2014

Phillip Isgar is an experienced project management practitioner in energy, rail, retail and infrastructure. He has been and is an APM representative and participant on committees, panels, awards, conferences – both internally and externally. top

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David James Awarded 2011

David James has made significant contributions to the standing and development of the project management profession in UK through his chairmanship of Transport for London (TfL) Programme Advisory Group which provides independent assurance and expert advice to the mayor of London. Major projects include Kings Cross station and Piccadilly Line extension to Heathrow Terminal 5. top

Bill Johnson Awarded 2016

Bill Johnson is a former APM Branch chair, APM Council member and Board member.  He has been instrumental in developing tools and techniques to make project management easier.  He was the sponsor for the influential Project Management Pathways published in 2002. top

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Sue Kershaw – Awarded 2011

Sue is an influential director, manager and engineer.  Her career in major transport schemes has been extensive including; not least with involvements in the transport provisions for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London and on HS2.  She became the first female President of APM in 2019. top

Simon Kirby Awarded 2011

Simon Kirby has been involved in major projects and programmes – technically and politically, with Network Rail, HS2 and Rolls Royce. top

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Sir Frank Lampl (Deceased) – Awarded 1997

The Chairman of P&O, Lord Stirling, said on Sir Frank’s retirement “Frank has made Bovis what it is today, one of the world’s leading project management and construction service companies.  He has been at the forefront of the British construction for the last 20 years and enjoys a worldwide reputation as one of the industry’s leading figures.” top

Bob Laslett Awarded 2014

Bob Laslett is chairman and global CEO of Chaucer Group. He in an inaugural member of APM and has been supporting APM and making major contributions to the profession for many years.  He also has close links with a number of association football clubs and a range of other Fellowships. top

Albert Lester Awarded 2007

Albert Lester has had a major influence on project management and the PM community over many years including in professional practice through his publications and his service on BSI committees.  He made major contributions to the acceptance of health and safety needs in projects and project management.  His joint book with Geoffrey Trimble on Project Planning and Control has been acclaimed for its quality of writing and wit – now in its 7th edition. top

Dr Ralph Levene (Deceased) – Awarded 2000

Ralph Lavene was a founder member of APM and played a key role in reorganising its management structure in 2001-02.  He combined his contributions to APM with his academic roles which included extensive research and as Director of Project Management Programmes at Cranfield School of Management. top

Sir Leigh Lewis KCB – Awarded 2011

Sir Leigh Lewis was a career civil servant who became Permanent Secretary of Department of Works and Pensions from 2005 to 2011 where project management has been fully ingrained. top

Peter Lord (Deceased) – Awarded 2002

Peter Lord forged links between APM and RIBA. top

Geoff Lowe (Deceased) – Awarded 2014

Geoff was a Chartered Civil Engineer and Head of Project Management at Sellafield.  He was a valuable initial member of the reconstituted APM Board and also a useful long-standing member of the Audit, Risk and Strategic Policy Committees. He spent forty years working to drive forward project management capabilities in the UK nuclear industry with some success. top

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Sir Cameron Mackintosh Awarded 2018

Sir Cameron has a lifetime record of producing the widest array of highly successful projects in the theatrical (and film) sectors including the programme to completely refurbish and reinstate the Victoria Palace Theatre. top

Hilary McGrady – Awarded 2019

Hilary became Director-General of the National Trust in 2018. She's worked for the Trust since 2006 since joining when she joined as regional director for Northern Ireland. Hilary later became regional director for Wales and the London and South East region and in 2014 was appointed chief operating officer, leading the operations and consultancy teams. Originally trained in graphic design, Hilary’s career path started in the drinks industry in brand and marketing. In 1998 she moved to become director of a national arts charity and was seconded in 2002 to become CEO of Belfast’s bid to become European Capital of Culture. top

Mary McKinlay – Awarded 2015

Mary has effortlessly and effectively covered a whole range of roles as a volunteer at APM – on Boards, with panels and committees, at Branch level and with the Conference and the Awards.  At the same time, she has been actively involved at Board levels with International Project Management Association (IPMA) and with International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM).

Mary qualified as a systems engineer and has worked in project management for over thirty years as a practitioner, researcher and trainer.  Her specialist interests are in aerospace and defence, the principles and theories of project and programme management and in developing closer relationships between industry and academia. top

Sir Roy McNulty CBE – Awarded 2011

After a distinguished career related to aviation Sir Roy became Deputy Chairman of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Delivery Authority. top

Amanda Medler – Awarded 2020

Amanda’s role as chief guide makes her Girlguiding’s most senior volunteer. Amanda has been involved in guiding her whole life and has been a Girlguiding qualified trainer since 2003. In addition, Amanda is a senior consultant at Adapta Consulting, an organisation that specialises in working with charities, membership organisations and other not-for-profit organisations. She has also worked as a project manager for Citizens Advice and in the financial sector. top

Tony Meggs – Awarded 2018

Tony Meggs has been the Chief Executive of the Major Projects Authority before being merged with Infrastructure UK to become Infrastructure and Projects Authority.  He has made his personal contribution to project delivery within government; and similarly to entrench the functional development of the project profession. top

Brian Mellitt Awarded 1998

Brian Mellitt is a rail engineer who made major contributions to rail projects through moving block techniques into development projects. He spent five years as Director of Engineering and Operations after five years as Director of Engineering at London Underground. top

Paul Morrell OBE – Awarded 2011

Paul Morrell is a construction professional and chartered quantity surveyor, former senior partner of Davis Langdon and, from 2009 to 2012, the UK Government’s first Chief Construction Advisor.  In this capacity he worked with the UK Government and industry as a link between the two, leading the construction innovation and growth team.  He has been instrumental in a number of reviews and initiatives to improve how projects and programmes may be undertaken. top

Professor Peter Morris – Awarded 2003

One of the earliest PhDs in project management, Peter Morris also had a distinguished career as Executive Director of INDECO and prior to that as a main board director at Bovis Lendlease before returning to academia, first at the University of Manchester and later at University College London (UCL).  He was also Executive Director of Major Projects Association.  He was Chairman of APM and Deputy Chairman of IPMA.  His over 110 papers and several books remain highly influential and he has been awarded both PMI and IPMA Lifetime Achievement and Research Awards. Peter received the Sir Monty Finneston Award for lifetime achievement in 2008. top

Ruth Murray-Webster – Awarded 2013

Ruth Murray-Webster is a specialist in the areas of risk and organisational change. She was the lead author and editor of the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition of 2019. top

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Mike Nichols (Deceased) – Awarded 2013

Mike Nichols was elected Chairman of the newly constituted APM Board in 2006 and served continuously until 2013 during which time he consolidated the professionalism of APM and directed the route to Chartered status and success.

He founded respected Nichols in 1975 as a family business and business family often with central involvements on major rail infrastructure initiatives. top

Richard Noble OBE – Awarded 2013

Richard Noble has been promoting engineering and project management through his leadership, promotion and delivery of major initiatives including Thrust SSC and Bloodhound SSC. top

Steven Norris Awarded 2011

Steven Norris has had a career-long interest in transport, serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and Minister of Transport 1992-96.  Among his achievements in office were the Jubilee Line Extension of London Underground and writing the original National Cycling Strategy for England.  He is a highly experienced politician and successful transport businessman. top

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Doug Oakervee CBE – Awarded 2011

Doug Oakervee has had an illustrious career in major civil engineering projects. This includes project director for Hong Kong Airport, Executive Chairman for Crossrail (2005-09), non-Executive Chairman for HS2 (2012-3), CEO for the Thames Estuary Research and Development Company and more. He is a past President of ICE (2003-04). top

Professor Eddie Obeng – Awarded 2011

Eddie is an organisational theorist, educator and author.  He is a Professor at the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Henley Business School and the founder and Learning Director of Pentacle.  His presentations are frequently on You-tube as he champions the concept of “New World Management”. He received the Sir Monty Finneston Award in 2011 top

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David Pells Awarded 2010

David Pells has played a major part in bringing national PM associations together over an extended period.  Firstly he started the original Global Project Management Forum in 1990s and later set up PM World Inc which publishes PM World Journal and operates PM World Library – a major resource for PMs worldwide.  He has twice served on the Board of PMI and is an Honorary Fellow or member of several PM associations world-wide.  He has had a number of senior PM roles in the US nuclear industry and remains an influential consultant. top

Richard Pharro – Awarded 2012

Richard Pharro is CEO and Executive Director of The APM Group Limited. He has been a previous board member of IPMA, a past vice Chairman of APM and active Council member for many years including with the first Body of Knowledge and APM’s Certificated Project Manager.  He has helped change the face of project management in the UK and abroad with everything he has done with APM, with OGC, and with PRINCE2 and ITIL. top

Richard Preston – Awarded 2012

Richard Preston has made a major contribution to APM and to qualifications particularly through his work on establishing effective accreditation processes, training and mentoring. top

John Pyman (Deceased) – Awarded 2004

In a long and distinguished career John Pyman brought a considerable degree of diplomatic skill to bear on APM’s international relations.  A long-serving member of APM’s Council and a vice President (2000-2001) he was also a representative on IPMA’s Council of Delegates and a vice President.  He was an enthusiastic sailor and a highly influential member of the IYRU Racing Rules committee. top

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Paul Rayner (Deceased) – Awarded 2011

Paul Rayner was a most respected and recognisable member, active member, chair and personality with APM Programme Management (ProgM) Special Interest Group (SIG). top

Sir Bob Reid – Awarded 2000

Sir Bob has had a major career and major influence.  He has been Chief Executive of Shell, Chairman of the International Petroleum Exchange, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Scotland, chief Executive of Sears and Chancellor of Robert Gordon University. He was also Chairman of British Rail from 1990 to 1995 and a highly effective President of APM from 1995 to 2000 and brought much appreciated organisational expertise to bear at a critical stage in APM development. top

Geoff Reiss (Deceased) – Awarded 2007

Geoff Reiss is an accomplished businessman, lecturer, mentor and speaker.  He is a leading exponent of programme management and founder of APM ProgM SIG.  His popular publications include Project Management Demystified, Programme and Portfolio Management Demystified, One Project Too Many and Gower Handbook of Programme Management. top

Professor Tony Ridley CBE – Awarded 1997

Tony is a past President of APM (2000-2003), of Institute of Civil Engineers (1995-96), of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Planning (1999-2001) and is a proud Geordie. His career in capital rail projects covers Tyne and Wear Metro, Hong Kong Mass Transit Railways, as Chairman and Managing Director of London Underground and Docklands Light Railway, MD of Eurotunnel. He is Professor of Transport Engineering at Imperial College. His autobiography “Engineering in Practice – lessons from a successful career” is informative, entertaining and does what it says in the title. top

Mathew Riley – Awarded 2016

Mathew Riley is an advisor and expert on property and infrastructure including to such organisations as London mayor, Thames Water, Heathrow Airport, National Grid and London Underground.  He has front line experience as a client, contractor and consultant. top

Sir John Rose – Awarded 1999

Sir John was Chief Executive of Rolls Royce Group plc from 1996 to 2000 top

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John Salisbury – Awarded 2013

John Salisbury was Company Secretary for APM for ten formative years from 2003 to 2013.  His clarity and professional outlook covered all aspects of diverse operations, transitions, change and consolidation at APM. top

Richard Schofield – Awarded 2013

Richard Schofield was a founding member of RICS project management professional group and an APM supporter. top

David Shannon – Awarded 2007

David Shannon is a senior interim manager and advisor who has delivered major programmes and projects in the private, public and charity sectors.  With APM he has been Acting CEO, a Deputy Chairman and a long-term champion of the application of governance of project portfolios including a leading role in the APM Governance SIG. top

Miles Shepherd – Awarded 2006

Miles Shepherd was a founding committee member of Wessex Branch and was Branch Chairman before many years’ service on the APM Council and several sub-committees.  He is a past Chair of APM, past President of IPMA and was twice Chairman of IPMA’s Council of Delegates. He cut his project management teeth in the Army before joining AEA Technology plc.  He consults worldwide and has a long involvement with standards development with both BSI and ISO.  He was awarded the APM President’s Medal in 2014 for his contributions to international project management.

He is an associate lecturer, research supervisor and external examiner related to project management at a wide range of universities. top

Peter Simon – Awarded 2014

Peter Simon has been a tenacious advocate for project management at home and abroad.  His extensive contributions to APM have included as the project manager for the APM Body of Knowledge (5th), co-developer of the Introductory Certificate in Project Management and the Practitioner Qualification for APM. top

Paul Skinner CBE – Awarded 2011

Paul Skinner as chairman of Infrastructure UK is recognised for his services to business and infrastructure.  He is an experienced leader – of major global corporations in the basic resources industries as former Group Managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell and Chairman of Rio Tinto. top

Sir Tim Smit – Awarded 2019

Sir Tim is co-founder of the Eden Project, probably one of the most celebrated and innovative projects of recent times.  He is Executive Vice Chair of Eden Project Ltd and Executive Chairman of Eden Project International Ltd. and not content with one amazing project, he has also developed the ’Lost Gardens of Heligon’ project. Both these projects have provided a massive boost to Cornwall and the south west of England. Sir Tim raised the needed funds and was the driving force behind the Eden Project, pulling the team of people together to build what has been described as 'the eighth wonder of the world'. He is Executive Chairman for Eden Project International, which aims to have an Eden Project on every habited continent by 2025. top

Chris Staffurth (Deceased) – Awarded 1993

Chris Staffurth diligently undertook the role of APM Honorary Treasurer over an extended period from 1977 to 1991. top

Sylvana Storey – Awarded 2016

Sylvana Storey is a published author, business school guest lecturer and business psychologist advising strategic organisations on how they can improve their performance. top

Hugh Sumner – Awarded 2014

Hugh Sumner was Director of Transport for 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Delivery Authority.  He is an effective leader and ambassador for the project management and transport professions. top

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Tom Taylor – Awarded 2009

Tom Taylor is an APM past President, past Chairman, past Chairman of London Branch and a long-term volunteer supporter of project management and APM.

He is a principal of Dashdot, a joint founder of Buro Four with academic credentials and authorship credits.  He is a recipient of the President’s Medal (2007) and the Sir Monty Finneston Award (2009) for lifetime achievement. top

Professor Emeritus Peter Allan Thompson (Deceased) – Awarded 1993

Peter Thompson had the distinction of being the first person in the UK and Europe to be appointed a University Professor of Project Management, at Manchester, in 1989.   He had graduated in Civil Engineering at Queen Mary College, London. in 1952.  After army work on bomb disposal he joined a leading firm of consulting engineers and with them had 12 years of increasing responsibility for the design, construction and management of power stations and large water engineering projects.  In 1966 he made the move to research and teaching on appointment as Lecturer in Civil Engineering at UMIST [the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology].  He was co-founder of the University's Project Management Group.  Under his leadership the Group became recognised internationally as the UK’s leading team in teaching and research in project management.  He initiated pioneering research and conferences with industry on problems of construction contracts and productivity and was co-leader of the research team put together to learn lessons of the Thames flood bank raising projects, the first of the Group’s studies of management of emergencies.  His 1981 book Organisation and Economics of Construction was one of the first to underpin teaching with live research.  He planned the innovations in contract payment systems developed and tested by Martin Barnes that led to the first concepts of the New Engineering Contract.  With John Perry he led a programme of studies of different types of construction contracts.  They undertook a commission from the Institution of Civil Engineers to produce a guide to risk management.  Their work for the UK government included training programmes for senior overseas officials and a review of risk management in the impending deed to start the removal of large North Sea oil & gas platforms.  Peter was awarded two Institution of Civil Engineers prizes.  His doctoral students became professors in several continents.  He had been an active supporter of the Institution of Civil Engineers since his student days and was always a leader in collaborative work with industry and professional bodies.  He was an early member of the Association for Project Management.  He was elected an Honorary Fellow in recognition of his 30 years work developing project managers and advancing project management practice. top

Mark Thurston  Awarded 2015

Mark Thurston has been involved with some major organisations and major projects including for 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games for roads and bridges completed one year early, Thames Tideway Tunnel, flood relief in Thames Estuary.  And as CEO of HS2 from 2017.

His profile as an Honorary Fellow is available on the APM website. top

Professor Geoffrey Trimble (Deceased) – Awarded 2001

Geoffrey Trimble was an important founding member of APM.  He became the first President of APM and the first vice President of what is now IPMA.  He began his working life, after serving in WW2, with Ove Arup, then with PE as PM for the new Alfa Romeo plant in Milan.  A dedicated network analyst his ground-breaking work on the Victoria Line for London Underground was a major vindication of the technique. Geoffrey joined Loughborough University taking the position of the first professor of construction management.  Also during his time at the university, he jointly founded the European Construction Institute (ECI).  He remained at Loughborough until his retirement.  Geoffrey was a most distinguished academic after whom the APM post graduate award is named. top

Arthur Tulip – Awarded 1992

Arthur Tulip is a founding member of APM with outstanding continuous service since inception, notably as Honorary Treasurer from 1972 to 1977 and then as Honorary Secretary from 1977 to 1983. He graduated with a degree in mathematics from London and worked for some years doing research in navigation and nuclear systems. He spent nearly 40 years with Honeywell / Bull designing, developing, maintaining and implementing modelling systems including for project management.  The consulting covered many industries including UN, local government, broadcasting organisations and various industries in UK, Europe and USA. top

Professor Rodney Turner – Awarded 2003

Rodney Turner has worked in the process plant and petrochemical industries and as a management consultant in shipbuilding, manufacturing, telecommunications, computing, finance, government and other areas. He is prolific author of PM books and thinking.  He lectures on project management worldwide including appointments as Professor, visiting professor and adjunct professor at a range of prestigious academic institutions.

Rodney is a past chairman and past vice president of APM and past chair of IPMA.  He was the editor of the International Journal of Project Management (IJPM) for an extended period. top

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David Waboso CBE – Awarded 2011

David is an internationally renowned engineer and project manager who has worked on some of the world’s most prestigious infrastructure programmes including Docklands Light Railway and the Jubilee Line in the UK, projects for the European Rail Agency and World Bank funded projects in Africa. After eleven years at London Underground Limited leading the upgrade of both trains and infrastructure he was managing director of Group Digital Railway at Network Rail.

Subsequent to his Honorary Fellowship David was President of APM from 2016 to 2019. top

The Honourable Anna Walker CB – Awarded 2011

Anna Walker is a former Chief Executive of the Healthcare Commission, former Chair of the Office of Rail Regulator, a Director General Energy of Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Deputy Director General of the Office of Telecommunications; and other. top

Vice Admiral Sir Robert Walmsley KCB – Awarded 2010

Robert Walmsley has been Controller of the Navy, Chief of Defence Procurement at UK Ministry of Defence (1996-2003 and Chairman of the Major Projects Association (MPA). top

Herbert Walton (Deceased) – Awarded 1997

Herbert Walton was a founding member in 1972 of Internet (UK) which later became the Association for Project Managers and later still the current Association for Project Management.  From the early 1970s Herbert was a leading force in the formative years of APM.  His commitment to project management, coupled with his enormous energy, were instrumental in moving the organisation forward at the time. He was Honorary Secretary and then chairman of Internet (UK) and also vice President of APM. He represented the association on many working parties and had many papers published. top

Dr Peter Watson (Deceased) – Awarded 1998

Peter Watson was an engineer but had a substantial managerial career at GKN before re-joining engineering research in the rail industry.  He is recognised for his major contribution to engineering management and management of research projects and as CEO at AEA Technology plc. top

Professor Stephen Wearne – Awarded 2008

Professor Wearne rose from factory apprentice and sandwich course student to become professor of engineering management at Bradford.  His work experience in international water-power project design and construction lead to contract and project management of nuclear power plants in UK and Japan.  He came to Manchester in 1964 and was one of the founders of research and teaching in project and contract management.  He became a Senior Research Fellow, Project Management Research and Resource Group, University of Manchester.  He is an Emeritus Professor of Technological Management at University of Bradford and Founder Chairman of the UK Engineering Project Management Forum.  His awards include Brennan Medal, Institute of Chemical Engineers; Garth Watson Medal, Institute of Civil Engineers; and the Sir Monty Finniston Award from APM in 2005. top

John Weston CBE – Awarded 1999

John Weston was the chief executive of BAE Systems plc a major promoter of project management and supporter of APM. top

Julie Wood – Awarded 2016

Julie Wood is an award-winning structural and civil engineer who has been working as a project manager at Arup where she is the global leader of programme and project management with project responsibilities and involvements in cross-geography and cross-discipline initiatives. top

David Worthington (Deceased) – Awarded 1992

David Worthington was the Honorary Secretary of APM from 1983 to 1989. top

Dick Wynberg  Awarded 2013

 Dick has has been responsible for major projects across six corporations, four joint ventures and nine countries and was leader of Shell’s Project Management Academy, embedding project competence and professionalism within Shell. top

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Air Marshal Sir Julian Young KB CB – Awarded 2015

Air Marshal Julian Young has been fundamental to the development and success of MoD’s largest project delivery department – Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) involving hugely complex projects.  He implemented a PPM governance structure that provides a clear route for project managers to grow within the profession. top

Peter Young Awarded 1990

Peter Young provided eminent service to APM as a member of Council from 1985 to 1990. top