Congratulations to our Winner
Winner | Ed Mason-Smith, CBO
I am an enthusiastic project professional with a passion for improving project management across the Channel Islands and wider. At CBO, I have built an ever-growing team of knowledgeable, qualified and industry respected project professionals whilst also delivering a range of high-profile projects. As Chair of the APM Channel Islands Branch, I lead a community of project professionals who come together to share best practice and improve the understanding of the profession. One of my proudest areas of work is leading the development of the Guernsey project management apprenticeship and its potential impact on the profession locally.
Finalist | Dr David Jones, PA Consulting
As a Chartered Project Professional, APM Fellow, and published author on project management, I’m a strong advocate of P3M best-practice. I’ve showcased my breadth and depth of P3M knowledge, coaching, and thought leadership, effusing my passion for making a better, safer, and more sustainable world through project delivery. I love working on community-based initiatives that make a real positive difference to people’s lives.
I’m very grateful for my time in the profession that has seen me work on over £1b of projects and earned me consecutive APM award nominations. But, there is still more I want to achieve and share!
Finalist | Craig Thompson, BAE Systems
This year I became Project Controls Director for BAE Systems Submarines, having reached this position within only 7 years of joining the PM profession. Key achievements have been: establishing an accelerated training and development programme for our Early Careers (Apprentices and Graduates); successfully governing a ~£250m per annum complex portfolio of projects in Combat Systems; Sponsoring the Digitalisation of Project Management transformation project; and defining an innovative hybrid project management methodology.
I have also volunteered as a Non-Executive Director and elected Chairperson for the UK's largest primary school academy trust, providing governance, leadership and project management consultancy to schools.