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Speakers profiles

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Alistair Godbold, Director, The Nichols Group

Alistair is actively involved in the profession of project management and is a Director of the Association for Project Management, sits on its professional standards and knowledge committee and chairs the Compliance Panel and Strategy Committee.

He is the author of several chapters on ethics for project management books and sections of the APM Body of Knowledge. He is also the UK council member of the International Project Management Association, where he is contributing to redeveloping their governance.

Alistair has over 30 years programme management experience, ranging from large multi-disciplinary projects in regulated environments, building and relocation, through to organisation wide business change and IT projects in aviation, rail, nuclear and mining in the UK, Australia and Brazil. He advises companies on improving their project control and delivery effectiveness and leads the setting up of programme management offices, project control systems and processes with their accompanying governance, skills and behaviours. He is a director of the Nichols Group.


Shamir Ghumra, Director, Centre for Sustainable Products at BRE

Shamir has over ten years’ experience in a £1bn multi-national construction products business. He is recognised for his expertise in: Responsible & Ethical Sourcing for the construction industry; Life Cycle Assessment and the environmental impacts of products.

He is currently Director of the Centre for Sustainable Products at BRE, where he leads the work area on Responsible and Ethical Sourcing. Shamir is a member of a number of British and European standards committees and a board member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.


Martin Rowark, Chairman, RICS Infrastructure Steering Group

Martin is Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and specialises in complex acquisition and commercial strategies within the Infrastructure sector. He is a Senior Vice President of a global Commercial Advisory Consultancy, and has also consulted for The Nichols Group and spent some time at Transport for London where he was Director of Commercial with responsibility for Upgrades programmes. Prior to TfL, Martin was Procurement Director at Crossrail. Along with the successful procurement of Crossrail, Martin counts his contribution to the procurement of the London 2012 Olympics as a career highlight.

Other notable contributions have been to lead the authorship of the Procurement Module of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Project Initiation Route Map best practice tool kit. Martin is Chairman of the RICS Infrastructure Steering Group and a Member of the RICS QS and Construction Board.


Chris Stanley, Director, Anthesis Group

Chris is an acknowledged expert at enabling clients to improve supply chain performance through a sustainability focus, reducing costs and environmental impact. A chemical engineer by background his career includes over 30 years of international experience in senior manufacturing, procurement and supply chain roles with global companies such as Unilever, BOC, and Burger King. He has developed and implemented sustainable supply chain strategies for these and other major businesses including Boots, BBC, M&S, Diageo, Mars, Textron, Syngenta, Heineken, C&C Group, and Coca Cola.

Chris has worked in most industry sectors including FMCG, food & drink, retail, logistics, printing and packaging, IT, media and chemicals. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.


Philip Reese, Director, Reese Procurement Limited

Philip Reese is a Chartered Surveyor and a member of each of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, the Association for Project Management and the British Institute of Facilities Management.

He has over 20 years’ international experience with supply chains and alliancing for multi-national and national clients in a number of sectors. He specialises in both capital projects and facilities management and has specific experience of multi-site portfolios for retail petroleum and healthcare.

As well as advising clients on their supply chain policies and procedures, on procurement strategy, contracting and the implementation of projects, Philip is also trained in ethical sourcing.



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08.30 – Registration and coffee

09.00 – Welcome and introduction – Dr Jon Broome & Philip Reese

09.10 – Ethical Issues – What are they? - Chris Stanley

09.40 – Ethics and the Project Management Profession – Alistair Godbold

10.00 – Introduction to the APM Ethical Sourcing model – Philip Reese

Case studies will then be delivered to demonstrate key concepts from the Ethical Sourcing Model by Chris Stanley, Martin Rowark and Shamir Ghumra.

10.15 – First case study

10.40 – Refreshment break

11.00 – Second case study

11.45 – Third case study

12.30 – Working lunch & Plenary – next steps

13.30 – Summary

13.45 – Close


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