Kevin Parry - candidate statement

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Posted by APM on 24th Sep 2015

I have been lucky enough to lead major projects and programmes over the past 20 years; outside the UK and in major UK initiatives. Over this period I have led and advised programmes in the NHS, Police, Local Government, IT businesses, Telecoms Operators and Airlines. This included advising on and delivering programmes in Asia and Europe, working with over 14 different nationalities

What this has taught me is how much there still is to learn. From this came the desire to contribute in a more significant way to our profession through the board of the APM, to help in making APM the organization which is recognized by decision makers as representing the gold standard for professionalism. What follows is my vision for how APM can become such an organization.

APM should become the means by which project professionals are recognized as such in society by leading the discussion and influencing policy. This is still work in progress. I also believe that APM must become more international in its outlook and thinking, meeting the needs of members and potential members wherever they work in the world.

Finally, APM must increase the number of active members who participate in the work of APM and set the direction for it at local level. This can only be achieved when APM truly feels like an organization which belongs to its members, is accountable to its members and reflects what matters to them now and the future in what it does.

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