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     Date Submitted:27-04-2012
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    Academic Qualifications

    MA Change Management

    PGDip Business Research

    HNC Mechanical Engineering

     An expert Project Programme & Portfolio Manager with over 25 years experience in multiple industry sectors across Europe and North America, both impllementing and applying Earned Value Management Systems. I bring the gravitas to deliver authoritative and informed governance information to C-Level management and the experience to make an immediate impact.

    PATERSON WEBB LIMTED

    NOVEMBER 2009 – TO DATE

    DIRECTOR

    The company has a partnership agreement with Deltek and uses Cobra version 5.1 to provide Project Management and Programme Management Office support services. My current assignment is a £20 million investment to develop a new product and set up the subsequent production capability. This involves monitoring the performance of 18 sub contracted organisations and providing reliable forecasts of cost and schedule outcomes, using earned value techniques to enable the investors to manage the commercial and technical risk.

    MANTIX LIMITED

    JULY 1995 – SEPTEMBER 2001

    VICE PRESIDENT NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS

    Mantix Limited provided Earned Value Management based Project/Portfolio/Resource Management Software and supporting Management Consultancy services and has since been acquired by Atkins Consulting. I joined as a Management Consultant and took on the role of Vice President of North American Operations in early 1999. Clients included Ericsson Telecommunications, Astra Pharmaceuticals, The Post Office, Her Majesties Revenue & Customs, Northrop Grumman and Evans & Sutherland.

    PRIOR TO 1995

    MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT & PROJECT MANAGER

    During this period I was responsible for implementing the programme management system for the design and build of the European contribution to the Space Station currently in orbit, reporting to Dieter Von Eckerstien at ESTEC in Noordwijk.

    Clients included, ESA (European Space Agency) and the ESA main contractors on the Space Station Programme around Europe (British Aerospace (UK); Matra (F); MBB ERNO (G); Selania (I)),.  Other clients included NASA and Nuclear Electric.


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