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APM Adds To The Conference Speaker Line-Up

Paul Naybour Paul Naybour

Published: 15th July 2011

APM are pleased to announce that Tim Banfield, a director at the National Audit Office (NAO), will be in the speaker line-up at the APM Conference 2011 on 20th October along with Simon Henley and Sue Pritchard. These three key industry figures will be joining Ian Watmore, Chief Operating Officer for the new Efficiency and Reform Group, and Jeremy Beeton, Director General of the Government Olympic Executive, at the new world, new project management themed conference.
Tim Banfield, speaking in the ‘working with business’ stream at the conference, joined the NAO in 1988 having previously worked in local government and was appointed director in February 1999. Tim has specialised in the examination of defence acquisition issues for almost 25 years and has led or contributed to the production of over 70 published reports. Tim has also been responsible for NAO’s work on the Millennium Dome and foreign affairs. In 2009, Tim also assumed responsibility for setting up the pan-Office Cost Effective Delivery Theme, with a particular emphasis on project, programme and portfolio delivery.
Passing on his wealth of knowledge and experience in the ‘professionalism’ stream is Simon Henley, president of Europrop International (EPI), who has responsibility to EPI’s four shareholding companies of ITP, MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce, and SNECMA, the four leading engine manufacturers in Europe. EPI is responsible for delivering the TP400 engine to its customer Airbus Military. Prior to joining Europrop, Simon was programme director for New Products and helicopter engines in Rolls-Royce’s defence sector, accountable for the delivery of a range of new propulsion products for Rolls-Royce.
Sue Pritchard, an associate in Ashridge Consulting and leading the Complex Projects Action Research Consortium, will be perfectly placed as a speaker in the ‘change management’ stream
at the key calendar date for the profession. Sue specialises in developing leadership and change capability in complex social systems, with people, organisations and communities. A leadership and change consultant for over twenty years, Sue has worked with public, private and not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally, coaching top teams and assisting partnerships to work more effectively across boundaries.

Dayner Proudfoot, PR & Marketing Manager at APM, said: “Having Tim, Simon and Sue confirm so early as speakers simply illustrates the high regard the profession has for the APM Conference. They will be joined by more of the industry’s most senior and influential professionals as APM will be announcing more speakers soon.”

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