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Association for Project Management (APM) has appointed new Leads and Deputy Leads to spearhead its Regional Network teams and deliver a range of localised activities to the profession.

The Leads have been recruited through a new selection process introduced as part of APM’s broader volunteer strategy that is being rolled out in 2024 and has seen the transition from Branches to Regional Networks.

In addition to new Leads and Deputy Leads taking position across Regional Networks, APM’s Interest Networks (previously named Specific Interest Groups) have transitioned to the new volunteering structure, which offers flexibility and greater opportunities for collaboration.

For followers and volunteers of APM Interest Networks, this is made possible thanks to a new online space where Network Teams, Volunteers and Members can come together and discuss the latest developments in their specific areas of interest.

The selection process and supporting recruitment campaign formed a key factor in responding to calls for APM to build greater accessibility and awareness of its volunteering activities.

To date, the recruitment campaign has seen over 500 new applications spanning a range of volunteering opportunities. Select roles remain open for applicants.

Commenting on the new Network Teams, APM’s Head of Events and Volunteer Engagement, Manuela Impellizzeri Kemp, said: “We’re proud to have such a broad and diverse range of volunteers leading our outreach and specific interest activities. They are a vital link between APM and our thriving project communities and we’re grateful for their commitment to supporting the profession. We hope you can join your local event this year and say hello to your new teams.”

The new Regional Network Leads and Deputy Leads are:

  • North East Network Lead – David McDonagh, MBA, PGDip, AfCGI, ChPP, FAPM, MIET, Project Director, Gleeds
  • North East Network Deputy Lead – Glyn Jenkins ChPP, FAPM, Project Manager, Northumbrian Water
  • Northern Ireland Network Lead – Chris Hughes, ChPP MAPM, Technical Director, Project Management, McAdam
  • Northern Ireland Deputy Network Lead – Jill Shaw, Deputy Director of Teaching, Computing and Communications, The Open University
  • Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Network Lead – Alan Apps, MEng, NEC3/4/Agile PM, Ch/RPP, FAPM, FCIHT, NEC Project Management Lead, WSP
  • Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Network Deputy Lead - Michael Diskin FAPM PFI Expiry Programme Manager – Leeds City Council 
  • South East Network Lead – Jack Ince, Project Manager Environment Agency
  • South East Network Deputy Lead - Steph Illingworth FAPM ChPP MACOSTE,Rolls Royce SMR 
  • East of England Network Lead – Gregory Brennan, Business Change Project Manager, WSP
  • East of England Network Deputy Lead – Daniel Bradley, BEng, MBA, ChPP MAPM, Lead Project Engineer, Shell
  • Midlands Network Lead – Adrian Turner, MSc MAPM MBCS, Project Manager, Control Techniques
  • Midlands Network Deputy Lead – Manish Khanna, FAPM, PMP, CEng, Project Controls Manager, AtkinsRéalis, UK
  • Scotland Network Lead – Dr Amos P. Haniff FAPM, Associate Professor in Project Management, Heriot- Watt University
  • Scotland Deputy Network Lead – Jacky Knickelbein, Virgin Media 02
  • London Network Lead – Matt Tucker B. Eng (hons), MBCS, PMP Senior Project Manager, DXC Technology 
  • London Deputy Network Lead – Stevie Downer MAPM, Project Controls Manager, Turner & Townsend
  • Channel Islands Network Lead – Ed Mason-Smith, ChPP, Director of Project Services, CBO
  • Channel Islands Network Deputy Lead – Simon Tidd MBA PMP, Head of Projects and Business Intelligence, Healthspan Limited
  • South Wales and West of England Network Lead – Paul Johnson ChPP FAPM CEng MIMechE – Delivery Director – AtkinsRéalis 
  • South Wales and West of England Network Deputy Lead – Gary Mainwaring BSc(Hons), MBA, RPP, ChPP, FAPM Programme Manager Defence & Cyber 
  • Thames Valley Network Lead – Bora Kusoglu Associate Project Manager MAPM, Mott MacDonald
  • Thames Valley Network Deputy Lead – Dr Steve Walters C.Chem FRSC FAPM
  • North West Lead – Neil G Horner CMgr MCMI, FAPM, Director P34B Ltd
  • North West Deputy Lead – Charlotte Brew, MAPM, Project Manager, Nuclear


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