We are delighted to launch this year’s trustee ballot and are inviting full and fellow members to nominate themselves to serve on the APM board. This year’s ballot will see three newly elected members take a leading and active role in driving APM and the future of the project profession forward.
As the chartered body for the project profession, we are committed to our charitable object: to advance the science and theory of project and programme management for the public benefit. Our board of elected trustees play a vital role in developing our strategy and supporting the organisation to make it a reality.
Diversity of thought is important in improving decision making and outcomes. Consequently, we are keen to see a diverse mix of characteristics and skills on the Board. Candidates from a broad range of backgrounds, sectors, experiences, stages of career, project disciplines and employing organisations would be beneficial. The board emphasises the need for the highest calibre candidates and wishes to see candidates come forward who can demonstrate a robust commitment to professional ethics and integrity. A commitment to provide the time and energy required to undertake the role is also essential. Applications are welcome from those who can demonstrate the competencies needed to be a board member and who can operate at the highest level, with a focus on strategic contributions. Whilst beneficial, experience as a non-executive director is not essential.
Members with full (MAPM) or fellow (FAPM) grade membership who feel they can bring diverse skills, backgrounds and experience to the board can nominate themselves to stand in the election. The deadline for this is Wednesday 8 September at 5pm. Please visit the election website to read the guidance and make your nomination. Voting will then open on 4 October (9am) and results will be announced at the APM Annual General Meeting on 15 November.
Mike Robinson, company secretary, said: “This election is an opportunity for experienced and committed project professionals to help serve their Association and profession. The board wants top calibre candidates to put themselves forward and we’ve developed some comprehensive guidance on the role which is available online. If you aren’t interested yourself, please do encourage good candidates to consider the opportunity”.
Full details on the role and a candidate briefing pack are available here.
Timeline for the 2021 APM trustee elections:
- Monday 19 July – opening date for nominations
- Wednesday 8 September – deadline for nominations (5pm)
- Monday 4 October – voting opens (9am)
- Friday 5 November – voting deadline (noon)
- Monday 15 November (morning)– results announced at Annual General Meeting
- Monday 15 November (afternoon) – first Board meeting for new Board members