The APM membership has voted in four new members to the Board of Trustees for 2012/2013. Sarah Coleman, Steve Wake, Monica Sasso and Alan Macklin will be joining the current Board members in driving forward APMs 2020 strategy.
Announced at last nights annual general meeting the four successful candidates were chosen from a list of 11 strong contenders by APMs 12,201 eligible voting membership.
Adding their knowledge and experience to the Board of Trustees will help to steer the direction of APM and the profession towards achieving the associations ambitious vision of creating a world in which all projects succeed.
Sarah Coleman, former programme director at BT, has been a member of APM since 1993, is chair of the Derby Chapter and a member of the Membership Committee. She is an international and highly experienced project manager, programme manager and consultant working at board and leadership team levels across industry sectors. Sarah specialises in business transformation and organisational change.
Steve Wake is chairman of the APM Planning, Monitoring and Control SIG and a management consultant specialising in earned value project management. Steve, who was a Trustee on the APM Council previously, is seen as one of the leading experts in earned value (EV) and established reciprocity between the US ANSI EV Guideline and the UK APM Guideline. Steve is part of the SIG Steering Group, which he previously chaired, and has been an active and engaged APM volunteer for many years.
With a masters degree in industrial and systems engineering Monica Sasso is active in the APM Women in Project Management SIG (WiPM) and is a committee member of the APM Swindon Chapter. Now a consultant Monica has managed a wide range of projects and programmes in several industries including defence, IT and banking.
Alan Macklin was among the first few to gain the APM Registered Project Professional designation. He achieved the standard while running the Ministry of Defences PPM Centre of Excellence with a PjM licensing programme aligned to APM qualifications. Following 34 illustrious years in the British Army Alan now works for CH2M HILL, the worlds number one programme management company.