Tom Grosvenor MA BA (Hons) 

Project Manager, National Trust 

Since joining the National Trust in 2017, Tom has been delivering major infrastructure works at properties in the MidlandsIn 2020 he has taken over the project management of Roundhouse Birmingham, a pioneering partnership between the Canal & River Trust and the National Trust to bring an important Birmingham landmark back to life through an innovative blend of heritage and enterprise. 

Prior to working for the National Trust, Tom’s career has been in the Museums sector, managing projects at the Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. At the Science Museum, Tom was Client Project Manager within the Museum’s Master-planning Team and was responsible for several high-profile capital projects, including the RIBA Award winning Winton Gallery of Mathematics, with Zaha Hadid Architects. As Exhibitions Manager at the V&A, Tom delivered headline exhibitions including the commercial and critical success, ‘David Bowie is’ which attracted over 300,000 visitors to the V&A and was seen by over 2 million people worldwide on its international tour.  

Tom particularly enjoys the pace, intensity and variety of working in projects. 


Speaker synopsis

What’s it like working in projects? 

This joint presentation, delivered by project professionals Nicola Benjamin and Tom Grosvenor, will give delegates a taste of the speakers’ experiences working on a variety of different projects. Tom and Nicola will focus on the range of issues facing project professionals in complex, dynamic and uncertain project environments. 

With over 45 years of major project delivery experience between them, the session will profile both project managers and the major projects they have been involved in, aiming to examine the transferable lessons and learnings gained over their careers.

Tom and Nicola will then review the critical hard and soft project delivery skills that have contributed to successful project outcomes over the years.

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