I have been a practitioner of both general and project management since the end of the 1960s and a consultant to blue-chip organisations for over twenty five years. I was the founder and Group Chairman of Human Systems International (HSI), a leading global benchmarking and assessment organization specializing in organizational project management. In September 2013, HSI was acquired by the Project Management Institute (PMI). I retired from my commercial activities at the end of March 2016.
With a PhD in Project Management, a bachelor’s degree in Theology, and qualifications in electrical engineering, management accounting and counselling, I have worked alongside senior leaders and managers in both the public and the private sectors, to ensure the delivery of business critical change programmes and enhance the quality of leadership. I am a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, and co-author with Paul C. Dinsmore of “The Right Projects, Done Right”, published by Jossey-Bass in October 2005.
In October 2006, the Association for Project Management awarded me its premier Award, the Sir Monty Finneston Award, for “an outstanding contribution to the development of project management as a vehicle for effective change”, and in 2009 it appointed me an Honorary Fellow.
In parallel wit this professional activity, I have actively pursued my love of Theology, becoming an Elder in the United Reformed Church in 1990, and a nationally accredited Lay Preacher in 2004.