Alan Macklin - candidate statement

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Posted by APM on 22nd Sep 2015

Thank you for reading this far. This demonstrates your commitment to APM’s democratic processes: in the 250 words I am allowed, I shall ask you to do 3 things.

1.  Last year we achieved 17.8% voter responses.  Whilst upper-quartile in class, this is hardly a compelling electoral mandate for your Board to drive the most aggressive change programme in APM’s history whilst striving to achieve Chartered status against a robust legal challenge.  My first request is that you find 2 APM colleagues who were not going to vote in this election and persuade them to do so.

2.  In 2 years we have lost both longstanding leaders: Chairman and Chief Executive.  We have a new Chief Executive: our new Chairman has to resubmit for re-election to the Board.  In light of the challenges above, we need continuity.  My second request is that you vote to re-elect our current chair, Steve Wake, to the Board.

3.  My third request is for your second vote: My ‘set-question responses’ are linked from APM website’s election page.  In summary I offer: 34 years leadership, drive, service and self-discipline from the Army; 20 years in Public Sector PPM including being an OGC High Risk Review Team Leader; 5 years with the worlds #1 Programme Management Company; and 3 years on the APM Board - currently Board Deputy Chair and Chair of the Portfolio & Performance Committee.  I stand to support Steve and Board colleagues in delivering the ‘unfinished business’ that is our change programme.

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