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Governance SIG AGM event saw Helen Gamlin presents an update on the progress of Heathrow Airport's governance programmes

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Over the past few years the APM Governance SIG (specific interest group) has run a series of events showcasing real examples of governance and sharing good practice.

We were delighted, on 10th June 2015, to welcome Helen Gamlin, Head of the Programme Management Office from Heathrow to present and share insights. 

GovSIG welcomed members and guests to hear from LHR Airports (Heathrow) on lessons learned and the development of their governance of programmes.

Some delegates present may well have heard Chris Elliot present in May 2012 as Heathrow introduced a new governance model – it was certainly intriguing to see how things have moved on since then!

Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom, the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic and the third busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic. In 2014, it handled a record 73.4 million passengers and 470,695 transport movements.

Helen outlined the key developments that Heathrow has taken over the last few years to improve their flexibility to the governance of projects and project management and increase business accountability for realisation of programme benefits.

As at previous events, colleagues will had ample opportunity to discuss the analysis and trends with each other (and with Helen). All present were encouraged to offer their views on the extent to which these correlate to their own experiences.

The event also provided opportunities for attendees to:

  • Ask questions about the governance landscape at Heathrow
  • Feed thoughts, observations or challenges back to the Helen
  • Enjoy refreshments and join others for networking both before and after the event


Helen's presentation slides can be viewed below:




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  1. Amerjit Walia
    Amerjit Walia 11 June 2015, 12:03 PM

    An excellent event - lots of governance issues raised, analysed qnd debated. A fantastic evening with an equally excellent speaker in Helen Gamlin. Thank you!