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I’m privileged to chair the board of trustees of APM. The opportunity to represent the views of fellow professionals and to shape its direction, particularly as we become a chartered profession, is an honour.

The APM Board is an exciting and challenging place and we have the task of leading your association as it looks to continue our growth and deliver our new strategy; Inspiring Change. There is much underway and much to do in delivering our vision.

Being a board member requires dedication and commitment, but it also needs to be relevant, capable and representative. That’s why voting in board elections is the most important thing you can do with your membership. The decision you take when voting shapes the Board, and the decisions we take shape your profession and your career. Our decisions are your decisions.

With the profession growing in number, across all sectors of industry and beyond, and with an increasingly diverse range of people, it is important that every area of the profession is represented.

Those of you who are full members of APM have the benefit of being able to participate in our governance. A record number of your fellow members have put themselves forward to serve as trustees this year and now you have the opportunity to help decide who leads us.

It’s the Board which determines and drives our strategy. We consider topics such as how will we grow and what our priorities will be. How can we better support the profession, deliver on our vision and deliver public benefit? We set the strategy and support and challenge the executive and volunteers to deliver it.

We all need the Board to be as experienced and as capable as possible. We need people of integrity, people who can operate at the highest strategic level and people who can bring a diverse and broad range of experience to the table.

I would appreciate it if you can take the time to vote and confirm your choice to join the APM board. Look out for your hard copy voting pack and emails from Electoral Reform Services (ERS).

The ERS site contains the full details of all candidates’ statements and question answers. 

Thank you for your continued support.


Posted by John McGlynn on 22nd Oct 2018

About the Author

John McGlynn, APM chair

John is a director at Atkins, one of the worlds leading design, engineering and project management consultancies known for its breadth and depth of expertise in responding to the most technically challenging and time critical projects. He has 30 years experience of delivering projects in Europe and the Middle East and the last decade he specialised in complex acquisition programmes. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of three institutions the IET, CIPS, APM and is an APM Registered Project Professional (RPP).

He co-chairs the joint working group between APM and the UK International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE UK) looking at ways project managers and system engineers can work together to deliver better programme outcomes through doing the right things at the start of projects and then doing things right through project and programme delivery. He believes that complex projects need both managerial and technical leaders who understand each others needs and can work in an integrated way.

John is an avid supporter of APM’s new strategy, Inspiring Positive Change, and aims to ensure he does all he can to represent members interests in achieving this. He believes APM has done an outstanding job in professionalising the discipline of project management throughout its 40 year history and is passionate about continuing that journey, pushing the boundaries of collective knowledge particularly in the delivery of complex projects.

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