Assured predictable outcomes and Midland branch AGM

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Posted by APM on 3rd Jul 2014

The Midlands branch held the annual AGM meeting on Wednesday 4th June 2014, and was very pleased to be hosted by The Rhead Group at their headquarters in Coventry.

The evening commenced with possibly the quickest AGM ever to be attended, and was followed by a series of story based presentations from Rhead Group experts.

Roger Garrini chaired the AGM and the following APM members were elected onto the Midlands committee:

Paul Christmas, Roger Garrini, Simon Hobbs, Emma Carroll-Walsh, Duncan Spink, Andrew Bell, Julian Rhodes, Richard Sanders, John Williams, David Lloyd, Dawn Dunkerley, Peter Dodd, Menna Pitts, Justine Head, Hannah Melville, Stephen Friswell, Andrew Nichols, Russell Muir, Lucy Corby, Adrian Turner, Parag Gogate, Neil Walker, Catherine Wheatcroft, Jakub Achenbach, Andrea Pisoni, Angela Noble and Siuzana Ramazanova.

Following the AGM formalities, the rest of the evening was handed over to the Rhead Group to impart their knowledge and experiences on how the transfer of skills across industries and past careers, have helped to deliver the right outcome for clients.

Bob Fram, Head of Security Services commenced the series of presentations with his experience leading a team of 70 whilst mentoring the Iraqi Police in Basra in 2007.

Cameron Tonkin, Energy Business Unit Director, discussed the impact of the principal contractor going into receivership at a critical point of programme delivery. The case histories and adaptive solutions used to overcome this set back were discussed in detail, with emphasis on longer term thinking within project management.

Construction Study Centre General Manager, Steve Gibson gave a finale that brought BIM, Building Information Modelling also referred to as Better Information Management to life during his spell managing the assembly of aircraft wings. Steve showed how the common data environment could be used for non-design issues like site security and access.

Attendees enjoyed an interactive event where they were able to contribute with their own commercial experiences.

Catherine Wheatcroft, an APM member attended the event and commented; The event was really well attended and there were lots of opportunities for the audience to work in groups, discuss related issues and share experiences. Having three speakers coming from three different angles made the whole event of tremendous value for all attendees.

Rob Fern from Rhead Group added; We found the event an incredibly useful convergence of ideas from a diverse range of industries. Our team rose to the challenge of making the event interactive and from the feedback received on the night, we delivered.

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