Crossrail and Thames Tideway Tunnel senior figures to speak at APM Conference
Posted by APM on 11th Dec 2015
Joining forces to bring you their expertise in world-class projects at the APM Project Management Conference 2016 will be two senior project professionals from Thames Tideway Tunnel and Crossrail.
Head of transition & project services at Thames Tideway Tunnel, Steve Elliott and director of programme controls at Crossrail Richard Palczynski will join keynote speaker, Paralympian Marc Woods, at the award-winning event sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight on Thursday 21st April 2016.
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Steve Elliott is an experienced programme management and controls director with over 30 years’ experience of developing and delivering complex major capital projects in the water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and transport infrastructure sectors.
He played leading roles in both project management and controls on large successful programmes such as Terminals 5 and 3 at Heathrow, Crossrail and super sewer Thames Tideway Tunnel.
In his presentation, Steve will be touching on questions such as:
- What do we mean by the term world class?
- Why does success often elude us in project management?
- Where are we going wrong? What are we doing right and what can we learn from recent large undertakings like London 2012 and Crossrail?
- Perhaps more importantly, what should we as professionals be doing?
Steve’s presentation will touch on these questions while drawing on experience of recent projects to offer some suggestions and solutions.
Richard Palczynski, director of programme controls at Crossrail will pick up where Steve Elliot’s presentation concludes. He will take a closer look at Crossrail’s journey vs. how it is set up to complete in 2018.
He will explore some myths and bring his own insights into what this means for the industry and our ability to use the term ‘world class’.
Some of the questions Richard will explore will be:
- What does control look like on a programme as large as Crossrail and is it really ‘world-class’?
- Is control simply an illusion? How do we need to evolve in order to be able to maintain control in a world where success has no singular definition?
A Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers, Richard recently moved to Crossrail as director of programme controls after having spent the previous six years in the corporate world helping to run, grow and evolve companies such as Parsons Brinckerhoff, Balfour Beatty and most recently, Mace.
Throughout his career, Richard has collected a broad range of major programme experience across infrastructure projects and has a portfolio of different roles under his belt from design and construction management, commercial and project management to six sigma and project controls to name a few.