Honorary Fellows awarded for commitment to standards

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Posted by APM on 29th Oct 2013

The head of Shells Project Academy (SPA) has been recognised for his commitment to developing all that is best about project and programme management.

Dick Wynberg will be named an APM Honorary Fellow at this years APM Project Management Awards on 4th November for his work to develop the academy, which serves around 5,000 project engineers, project managers and associated roles.

Within SPA Dick was responsible for developing project competences, including the group-wide adoption of APMP within the academy set up.

Dick WynbergIn parallel with this activity, he was one of the first to achieve APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) status (pictured left) and continues to champion RPP within Shell. 

More recently, he helped to establish the Shell APM Award for Health and Safety, first awarded in 2012.

Throughout his career Dick has proved himself as a hugely competent project manager, and recently returned to the field as project director of the Al-Kaarana project in Qatar.

Also recognised this year is Robert Buttrick, project director BT. Similar to Dick, Robert has built up a successful track record for raising professional standards, including the delivery of project management centres of excellence.

His current role as BT Group programme and project management method director has seen Robert responsible for the development of a single project and programme method, available to more than 100,000 staff and contractors in BT.

This includes an extensive online resource featuring a library of procedures, techniques, guides and templates, plus video and training courses which attracts between 15,000 and 20,000 hits a month.

Robert has over 35 years experience as a programme manager and consultant, working for blue-chip companies. He is also a published author, in several languages. Robert is involved, as a principal expert, in the development of both national and international project management standards, for which he received a Distinguished Service Certificate from the British Standards Institution (BSI).

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