26 February 2020
Turner & Townsend Plc 1 New Change LONDON EC4M 9AF
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Assurance SIG

Implementing an effective approach to integrated assurance

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Venue address:
Turner & Townsend, One New Change, London. EC4M 9AF

With cost and time pressures increasing across UK projects, integrated assurance is key to successful delivery. Hear industry experts explain how to maximise the benefits.

This event will provide a rare opportunity to:

  • learn about common assurance practices;
  • understand what successful and integrated assurance looks like; and
  • demonstrate how enhanced assurance will improve results.

Three leading industry experts will draw from their unique project experiences to provide valuable insight and real examples of the APM’s best practice in assurance.

Guest speakers will be joining from major programmes such as Transport for London (TFL), Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and Heathrow Expansion.

In the closing Q&A session, attendees will have the opportunity to offer personal reflections from their own lessons learned and raise any queries to the panel.

After the discussions, attendees will be able to network with the guest speakers and wider APM community, leading to the close of the event.


Evening timetable
17:30pm-18:00pm: Registration, tea & coffee
18:00pm-18:10pm: Keynote address – Bill McElroy
18:10pm-18:30pm: Roy Millard - APM
18:30pm-18:50pm: Dave Lovitt - APM
18:50pm-19:10pm: Speaker - Heathrow Expansion
19:10pm-19.30pm: Panel Discussion / Q&A
19:30pm-20.30pm: Networking, drinks & refreshments
20.30pm: Event Close



Keynote speaker
Bill McElroy, Director -  Programme Advisory, Turner & Townsend
Bill has over 35 year’s programme and project management experience, including managing a wide spectrum of programmes and projects, from capital investment to organisational change, and providing strategic advice. 

Between November 2010 to September 2012 Bill was Head of Programme and Project Management for Turner & Townsend Infrastructure (UK). During this period Bill also led a 100+ project support team providing an integrated project controls, commercial and contract management service to Heathrow Airport Limited on the £2.5bn Heathrow Terminal 2 construction project.

From September 2012 to April 2016 Bill was Managing Director of Turner & Townsend Consulting Limited.  This role was expanded to Managing Director, Advisory in May 2016.  This was to lead an operating division consisting of three specialist businesses with a combined staff of over 220 people, and turnover of c. £30m.

Having firmly established the UK Advisory Division Bill moved into the role of Head of Industry Strategy in May 2018.  In this role Bill coordinates Turner & Townsend’s interfaces with UK Government (national and local) and key Industry bodies.

As a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and Association for Project Management Bill has also been at the forefront of the development of “best practice” in both fields.  He has been an active contributor to the APM’s development and core initiatives to define best practice, these include: as a technical referee for the International Journal for Project Management, contributing to the APM ‘Body of Knowledge’ (5th and 6th Editions).  Bill twice won the APM’s ‘Sir Monty Finniston Award for “An outstanding contribution to the development of project management” in 1995 and 1997.

Bill’s expertise in project management and extensive experience means his input is often sought to lead reviews on complex projects.  This is evidenced by Bill’s accreditation by the UK Government’s Infrastructure & Projects Authority, as a reviewer of complex projects within the UK Government’s Major Projects Portfolio.

Roy Millard, APM Assurance SIG Chair
Until November 2017, Roy Millard was responsible for the planning and delivery of all internal audits of project and programme management within Transport for London. He now works as an independent consultant (trading as P3 Risk & Assurance) providing advice and support on matters of governance, risk and assurance in project organisations.

Roy has an Honours degree and a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies; is a Fellow of the APM and a full member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology; was until recently an APM Trustee; and is the founder and Chair of the APM Assurance Specific Interest Group.

Dave Lovitt, APM Assurance SIG committee member & Former Change Portfolio Manager at HMRC
Dave Lovitt spent more than 25 years in a variety of roles, ranging from Business Analyst to Programme Manager, delivering major IT and wider organisational change projects for HM Customs & Excise and latterly HMRC. An experienced Gateway Review Team Leader he has been a strong advocate of public sector involvement in the wider profession through active membership of APM, and gained Registered Project Professional status in 2014.

Since retiring from full time employment in 2016 he has served as a committee member of the APM Assurance Specific Interest Group (ASIG) including helping to organise and deliver a number of events including ASIG conferences in London, Birmingham and Nottingham.   He has an ambition to make project assurance feel less daunting, more supportive, and more accessible - especially for small to medium organisations. 

Member of Heathrow’s Expansion Team - TBC
Heathrow’s runways are full. The airport has been operating at 98% capacity for over a decade limiting the ability to develop new and improved routes. Heathrow Expansion provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect all of Britain to global growth, at the same time unlocking a range of benefits for the local community. The programme is unprecedented in terms of its scale, size and complexity. Airfield operations will expand significantly, with a new runway and supporting taxiway network supporting more air traffic movements and terminal and apron capacity enabling the processing of additional passenger and aircraft. The programme will see the M25 realigned, diversion of local roads and rivers and new hotels, offices and ancillary infrastructure developed.

The nature of this programme means that effective assurance and peer challenge is vital to its success. A guest speaker from the Heathrow Expansion Programme will share their thoughts on how assurance is being provided to the programme, the benefits it is bringing and lessons learned from the process to date.


If you are an employee of Turner & Townsend, please email, who will be happy to book you onto the event for free.


This event is suitable for professionals with a beginner to intermediate level of experience.

Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.

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APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference

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