Paul Morrell OBE to chair APM Awards
APM is pleased to announce that former British government chief construction adviser Paul Morrell OBE is to chair this year’s APM Project Management Awards.
Morrell is an English chartered quantity surveyor and former senior partner of Davis Langdon. From November 2009 to November 2012, he was also the government’s first chief construction adviser.
Morrell said he had been impressed with the rigorousness of APM’s Awards judging process, and was looking forward to chairing. “People like the opportunity to celebrate, and to see the best of the project management work that is out there,” he said. “If awards are well-handled and rigorous in their judgements, there is a lot to learn from them. The APM Project Management Awards are definitely in that category.”
Morrell is an award-winner himself, having scooped the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Construction Industry at the 2007 Building Awards. He was appointed OBE for services to architecture and the built environment in the 2009 New Year Honours List.
He said he would be focusing on raising the profile of the APM Awards in the coming months. “We must also work to ensure that we disseminate learnings from the awards. That is really valuable. People should be able to take information away they can use to improve their own practice.”
The APM Project Management Awards recognise the very best individuals, projects and programmes the project management profession has to offer, from aspiring young project managers to complex and transformational projects and programmes both in the UK and overseas.
This year, the Awards are sponsored by RPC UK Ltd. The 2018 ceremony will take place on Monday 26 November at Old Billingsgate, London.