As well as being a current vice-President of APM Miles Shepherd is a past Chairman of APM and a previous President of the International Project Management Association. He is an active independent project consultant at MSP Ltd and supervises MSc students at a collection of universities within UK and overseas.
Formerly chairman of APM’s Wessex branch, Miles joined the APM Council in 1996 and became APM chairman from 2001 to 2004 – a period of change that started the Charter project and he oversaw the production of 5th edition of the Body of Knowledge. He became President of IPMA in 2003 – 2004 and served as Chairman of Council of Delegates from 2005 – 2006 and 2009 – 2010.
He became an Honorary Fellow of APM in 2009 and of IPMA in 2011, awarded the APM President’s Medal for his contribution to international project management in 2014.
Miles was a founder of the ISO project committee that developed the ISO Standard on project management before becoming Chairman of the ISO committee that developed a further 4 International Standards on project related topics. He chairs the British Standards Institute panel on project and programme management.
He became involved in major change management programmes and IT projects in the British Army before joining a science and technology firm spun out of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. He is founder and principal of the project management consultancy MSP Ltd and has over 30 years’ experience at the front line of project management. He has been involved in a wide range of projects in UK, such as the Train Protection and Warning System, and nuclear decommissioning projects at Windscale, Winfrith and Harwell. Overseas projects included several commissions at Chernobyl, in Ukraine. He continues to support the United States Department of Energy in their development of project management systems.
His expertise in project management has been further recognised by appointments as Adjunct Professor at the Asia Pacific International College, Sydney and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College, London. He is a founding director of PM World Journal as well as one of their international correspondents and global advisor.