The APM Project Management Conference 2017 explored how the project profession can transform into one recognised as being world class. It considered how to create a world-class mindset and how that can transform you, your organisation and our profession.  

Conference chair 
  • Sue Kershaw - KPMG
Keynote speaker
  • Sir William Atkinson - Britain’s most successful headteacher 
  • Christian Bason - CEO of the Danish Design Centre and former Director of MindLab
  • Deborah Feakins - Director of Marlowe Consulting
  • Ledia Andrawes - Humanising complexity and creating social value with design thinking
  • Liane Hartley, Founder – director, Mend and Urbanistas
  • Marteen Kleinhout – managing director Commercial Systems International
  • Professor Jennifer Whyte – Imperial College
Stream chairs
  • Jo Lucas -  New Generation stream
  • Susie Boyce -  New Projects stream
  • Tim Banfield - New Practice stream

Christian Bason

CEO of the Danish Design Centre and former director of MindLab

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Ledia Andrawes

Humanising complexity and creating social value with design thinking

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Sir William Atkinson

Britain’s most successful headteacher 

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Professor Jennifer Whyte

Laing O’Rourke/Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Systems Integration at Imperial College London

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Sue Kershaw

Managing director, UK Head of Infrastructure Programme and Project Management
KPMG LLP. Chair of the APM Conference 

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Tim Banfield

Consultant, The Nichols Group


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Marteen Kleinhout

Managing director Commercial Systems International

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 Jo Lucas

Founder of Newington Management Consultancy Ltd 

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Deborah Feakins

Director of Marlowe Consulting

Change Management Institute UK Assessor

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