One of APMs most well respected and recognisable members, Paul Rayner, who passed away recently, will be acknowledged as an Honorary Fellow by the Association for Project Management in October this year, it has been announced.
Paul was an active member of APMs Programme Management Specific Interest Group, which he chaired for a number of years. He also led the development of the Programme Management Maturity Model (PMMM) a proven approach to measuring and managing programmes of corporate change.
Paul wrote extensively on the subject of programme management and was the co-author of the APM Introduction to Programme Management and the Gower Handbook of Programme Management. He also wrote on the subject of programme governance and helped review the UK Governments Guide to Portfolio Management. He was a key contributor to the APM Body of Knowledge 5th edition and has contributed to the development of the 6th edition. He also contributed to many articles for Project magazine.
He was a popular speaker and chairman at international conferences in the UK, Denmark, Austria, Hungary and Dubai. He proactively contributed to the APM Project Management Conference as a stream chairman, speaker and conference panel member. Paul also spent many years as a judge in the APM Project Management Awards and was one of the leading figures in the development and launch of the Programme of the Year category.
Paul was a management consultant within the Public Sector Division of Logica UK, working extensively in the public and private sectors working across many business areas including marketing, quality management and business planning. Paul was previously the managing director of a software house, a non-executive director of an NHS Trust, and a member of the Governments Rail Passenger Consultative Committee for North-East England.
Paul joined APM, after a long relationship with the association through the Programme Management SIG, in 2006.
Pauls passion for, and tireless commitment to, his subject was delivered with a natural wit and charisma that made him a committed and popular member of the project and programme management community. As a valued critical friend of APM his contribution, particularly in the field of programme management, has provided lasting benefit to the association and its members.
Paul will be sadly missed by all who knew him at APM and within the professional community. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time.
We have had a number of requests from members who would like to pay tribute to Paul and to recognise his contribution to the profession. Please leave a comment with your thoughts below.