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Association for Project Management (APM) is saddened to share the news that Paul Mair, a highly regarded member of its assessor community, has passed away.

After joining the Royal Navy at 16, Paul trained to be an engineer working on submarines before embarking on a long and distinguished career in the energy sector. He initially worked for the BBC at a power station on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, before moving to work for British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL). Before retiring, he worked as a company director at Sellafield Ltd.

As an APM assessor, Paul played an important role in driving standards for the project profession. His expertise helped ensured that project professionals who possessed the required knowledge and experience were recognised with APM qualifications and standards.

For the past 15 months, Paul had bravely been battling bowel cancer. He died aged 63. Speaking to APM, his son James Mair said: “He enjoyed giving back to the project management profession and helping others.

“I think he was most passionate about doing the best job he could do and also ensuring that he helped others achieve this as well. He would have enjoyed setting standards and expectations and helping people achieve them.”

James added that, outside of work, Paul’s main passion was his family. He was also a keen golfer and loved spending time at his holiday home in Spain.


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