APM Honorary Fellows

Nominations for Honorary Fellowship is now closed for 208. 

Honorary Fellows Criteria

Honorary Fellowship is designed to recognise and celebrate individuals of the highest calibre. It is:

  • For those who have provided an exceptional, demonstrable and significant contribution to project management or to the project management profession; and
  • For individuals who have achieved highly creditable, pre-eminent and notable achievements in their own professions and careers; and
  • Open to those who are not currently project professionals.

Honorary Fellows Eligibility

Individuals nominated should meet all three of the above criteria. The award is designed for non-members and those who are not project professionals. It is recognised that some existing Honorary Fellows may also hold MAPM or FAPM status. However, all future nominations must be for those who do not hold full member (MAPM or FAPM) status. It is expected that only a small number of Honorary Fellowships will be awarded in any one year based on the challenging criteria and the importance of the award.


Honorary Fellows Process and other Matters

  • Written applications for Honorary Fellowship must be made by a third party nominator and seconder, at least one of whom shall be a full member. Nominees cannot self-nominate. 
  • Nominations should be confidential in the sense that that the individual nominated is unaware. This is to prevent a candidate facing embarrassment should the nomination fail to progress.
  • The nomination shall be in a format as prescribed by APM. It must include a summary of the nominee’s achievements and explicitly define their contribution to the profession. 
  • Nominations may be sent to the company secretary at any point. Completed nominations will be submitted to the Advocacy & Nominations Committee annually.
  • The Committee may oversee promotional or other activity to attract high calibre nominations. The Committee should seek nominations openly and support Honorary Fellows coming from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. 
  • Members of the committee may not propose or second nominations.
  • The committee will make recommendations for the award to the board. This will include a brief statement on each candidate. There is no requirement to advise the board of the names of the proposer or seconder. The board shall normally approve the recommendations.
  • Honorary Fellowship provides entitlement for individuals to hold the post-nominal HonFAPM.
  • Honorary Fellows will not incur a membership fee. Honorary Fellows will be eligible to attend member events as if they were full members. 
  • Successful Honorary Fellows will be invited to receive the accolade at the Annual APM awards.
  • The Charter confirms Honorary Fellowship as a membership grade. APM Regulations prescribe the rights applicable to each grade of membership.  Unless also a full member, Honorary Fellows are not ‘full members’ and are therefore not permitted to stand for election to the board, vote in the election of board members and attend and vote at general meetings. 

For queries please contact the Company Secretary.

April 2018

Download the nomination form

Read the revised Guidance notes

List of APM Honorary Fellows

Name Award Year Primary credentials for the award           
John Allen (Deceased) 1994     Editor-in-Chief of Construction News promoting APM awards and conferences
Russ Archibald 2003                Co-founding trustee of PMI, founder member of APM (mem #3) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Project Management (IPMA MA)
Sir John Armitt CBE 2008 Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority
Bob Assirati 1998 Chief executive of the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency - an executive agency of the Cabinet Office
Dr Neville Bain (Deceased) 2011 Chairman of the Institute of Directors
Tim Banfield      2012 Director, National Audit Office
Dr Martin Barnes CBE 2001 Founder member and outstanding service to APM since its inception, including as Chairman 1986-1991
John Bartlett  2012 Major contribution to APM and the profession, including as pioneer of programme management in the UK and as member of APM Council 1996-1999
Carol Bell 2014 Instrumental in the delivery of the Eden Project in Cornwall, close involvement with APM in particular the APM Project Management Awards and Women in Project Management SIG. Registered Project Professional.
Sir Howard Bernstein 2006 Chief executive of Manchester City Council
Doreen Bevan 1992 Secretariat services to APM beyond the call of duty since 1975
David Birch 2016 Experienced in delivering high-profile UK and international project portfolios for world-leading engineering and construction contractors. He delivered facilities for the London 2012 games.
Professor Denise Bower 2014 Collaborative work with UK Treasury to establish an ‘Infrastructure route map’,Professor at the University of Leeds, Executive director of the Major Projects Association
Mike Brown 2011 Head of Project Management Centre at Rolls-Royce plc
Mike Browne 2011 Founding chairman of the Northern Ireland branch and sustained contribution to APM and the profession
Admiral Sir Lindsay Bryson KCB (Deceased) 1996 APM president 1991-1995, former Controller of the Navy
Robert Buttrick 2013 Major contribution to the profession
Tim Carter 2009 APM chairman 1991-1993. Played as pivotal role in delivering the Eden Project.
Stephen Carver 2011 Lecturer at Cranfield University specialising in project management and serial keynote speaker at APM events
Len Connor OBE (Deceased) 1991 Founder member and APM Chairman 1979-1982
Dr Terry Cooke-Davies 2008 Major contribution to the development of the profession of project management worldwide
Keith Corrie 1999 APM honorary secretary 1992-1998
Dr Bernard Curtis 1993 General editor of the International Journal of Project Management
Professor Darren Dalcher 2011 Founder and director of the National Centre for Project Management
Howard Dickel   2012 BT Delivery Programme Director for London 2012
Adrian Dooley 2010 Co-founder and technical editor of Project Manager Today, founder of The Projects Group and former member of APM Council
John Faiers 2006 Promotion of APM and project management within higher education and introduction of chapters as chairman of Midlands branch
Peter Fielder 2005 Chairman of the Corporate Project Management Council at BAE Systems plc
David Firnberg (Deceased) 1984 APM president 1976-1984, director of National Computing Centre Ltd
Dr Eddie Fisher 2011 International promotion of the profession
Professor Bent Flyvbjerg 2011 BT professor and chair of Major Programme Management at Oxford University
Eric Gabriel (Deceased) 2001 Founder member and outstanding service to APM since its inception, including as chairman 1982-1986
Sir Peter Gershon KBE 2005 Chief executive of the Office of Government Commerce, established the profession within central government and the civil service
Gerry Gilbert (Deceased) 1993 Professional standards editor of International Journal of Project Management
John Glanville 2005 Director of Company Programme Management Centre at Rolls-Royce plc
Alistair Godbold 2014 Formidable and broad contribution to APM including as Deputy Chair of the APM Board, also served as a director of the Major Projects Association. Registered Project Professional.
Dr Jim Gordon (Deceased) 1992 Founder member and outstanding service to APM since its inception, including as member of original committee and Council 1972-1989
Dennis Gower 1992 Founder member and outstanding service to APM since its inception, including as honorary secretary 1972-1973 and 1989-1992
Louise Hardy 2016 Stemnet ambassador and fellow for the Institute of Civil Engineers specialising in the delivery of projects including London 2012 Olympics and Jubilee Line extension. Louise was included in the list of the top 50 most influential women in engineering. 
Stephen Hall  2011 A leading international Project Director and Programme Director
Air Marshal Sir Reginald Harland KBE (Deceased) 2003 Project director for the Harrier aircraft at HQ Ministry of Technology
Donald Heath OBE                      2005 APM chairman 1998-2000. Responsible for all project management on British Railways between 1988 and 1991.

Simon Henley






Vice President Programme management for B/E Aerospace and deputy Chair of the ICCPM. 
Sir David Higgins 2011 Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority, then Chief Executive of Network Rail
Dr David Hillson 2007 Leading exponent of risk management
Paul Hirst   2013 Leading expert on portfolio management across government 
Dr Ed Hoffman 2010 Director of the Academy of Program and Project Leadership at NASA
Peter Horsted 2015 Major contribution to the profession and APM. Chair of the Corporate Members Leadership Group. Registered Project Professional.
Dame Sue Ion 2011 Major project sponsor at British Nuclear Fuels Ltd
Phil Isgar 2014 Track record of contributing to the project management profession and institutions over 20 years, long time supporter, committee and board member of the Major Projects Association
David James 2011 Significant contribution to the standing and development of the profession in the UK
Bill Johnson 2016 Former branch chair, APM council and board member who develops tools and techniques to make project management easier.
Sue Kershaw 2011 Executive head of programme and contract delivery for transport at the Olympic Delivery Authority
Simon Kirby 2011 Director Investment Projects at Network Rail
Sir Frank Lampl (Deceased) 1997 Major contribution to the promotion and development of the project management profession
Bob Laslett 2014 Inaugural member of APM and major contributor to APM and the profession. Chairman/Global CEO Chaucer Group
Albert Lester 2007 Major contribution to APM and the profession, including professional practice, publications and service on BSI committees
Dr Ralph Levene (Deceased) 2000 Founder member and director of Project Management Programmes at Cranfield School of Management
Sir Leigh Lewis KCB 2011  Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions
Peter Lord 2002 Forged link between APM and RIBA
Geoff Lowe RPP 2014 Previous board member of APM and longstanding member of Audit, Risk and Strategic Policy Committees, worked to drive forward project management capability in the nuclear industry
Mary McKinlay 2015 Former APM Board member, Vice President of IPMA and Board member of the ICCPM.  Long-standing contribution to APM and the APM awards.
Sir Roy McNulty CBE  2011 Deputy Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority
Brian Mellitt 1998 Director of engineering and production at Railtrack plc
Paul Morrell OBE  2011 Chief Construction Adviser to the government
Professor Peter Morris 2003 APM chairman 1993-1996
Ruth Murray-Webster 2013 Leading exponent of risk management
Mike Nichols (Deceased) 2013 APM chairman 2006-2013 and founder of the Nichols Group
Richard Noble OBE  2013 Leading and delivering major projects including Thrust SSC and Bloodhound SSC
Steven Norris  2011 Minister for Transport
Douglas Oakervee CBE  2011 Executive Chairman for the Crossrail programme
Professor Eddie Obeng 2011 Founder and learning director of Pentacle (The Virtual Business School) championing the concept of "New World Management"
David Pells 2010 Founder & Chair of Global Project Management Forum; Managing Editor of PM World Journal
Richard Pharro 2012 CEO of The APM Group Limited and former Vice Chairman of APM
Richard Preston 2012 Major contribution to APM as lead accreditation assessor
John Pyman (Deceased) 2004 Long-term member of APM Council, IPMA vice president and APM representative to CIC
Paul Rayner (Deceased) 2011 Major contribution to the development of programme management
Sir Bob Reid 2000 APM president 1995-2000, former chairman of the British Railways Board
Geoff Reiss 2007 Leading exponent of programme management and founder of APM ProgM SIG
Professor Tony Ridley CBE 1997 Project management in the transport sector, including director of Eurotunnel Project and chairman and chief execuitive of London Underground Ltd
Mathew Riley 2016 Advisor to the major of London’s infrastructure delivery board and a non-executive director to the Board of the Association for the Consultancy and Engineering.
Sir John Rose 1999 Chief executive of Rolls-Royce group plc
John Salisbury 2013 APM company secretary for 10 years until 2013
Richard Schofield  2013 Founding member of the RICS project management professional group
David Shannon 2007 Extensive contribution to APM
Miles Shepherd 2006 APM chairman 2001-2004
Peter Simon 2014 Extensive contribution to APM including work as project manager on the APM Body of Knowledge, co-developer of the Introductory Certificate in Project Management and the APM Practitioner Qualifications for APM
Paul Skinner  2011 Chairman of Infrastructure UK
Chris Staffurth 1993 APM honorary treasurer 1977-1991
Sylvana Storey 2016 Published author, business school guest lecturer and business psychologist providing strategic organisations on how they can improve their performance.
Hugh Sumner 2014 Director of Transport for the Olympic Delivery Authority, ambassador for the projece management and transport professions
Tom Taylor 2009 APM chairman 2004-2006
Professor Peter Thompson 1993 Teaching and research in project management at the University of Manchester
Mark Thurston 2015 Significant contribution to major infrastructure projects including 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. 
Professor Geoffrey Trimble (Deceased) 2001 Founder member and first APM president 1972-1976, Professor of Construction Management at Loughborough University
Arthur Tulip 1992 Founder member and outstanding service to APM since its inception, including as Honorary Treasurer 1972-1977 and Honorary Secretary 1977-1983
Professor Rodney Turner 2003 APM honorary treasurer 1992-1994 and APM chairman 1996-1998
David Waboso  2011 Director of Capital Programmes at London Underground
The Honourable Anna Walker CB  2011  Chairman of the Office of Rail Regulation, formerly Chief Executive of the Healthcare Commission
Vice Admiral Sir Robert Walmsley KCB 2010 Chairman of the Major Projects Association
Herbert Walton                               1987 Founder member and outstanding service to APM since its inception, including as Honorary Secretary 1973-1977 and chairman 1977-1979
Dr Peter Watson (Deceased) 1998 CEO of AEA Technology plc
Professor Stephen Wearne 2008 Teaching and research in project management at the University of Manchester
John Weston CBE 1999 Chief executive of BAE Systems plc
Julie Wood 2016 Full member of APM, Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Management and the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors. 
David Worthington (Deceased) 1992 APM honorary secretary 1983-1989
Dick Wynberg 2013 Development of the Shell Project Management Academy
Julian Young 2015 Major contribution to the profession.  Supporter and mentor for younger project managers.
Peter Young 1990 Eminent service to APM as member of Council 1985-1990
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