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David Shannon

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David Shannon
is a senior advisor and interim manager.  He designs, delivers and audits major change programmes and projects in the private, public and charity sectors.  He has been voted one of the ten top project management personalities in the UK. Since 1988 with Oxford Project Management he has delivered major improvements in over 100 assignments for blue chip clients in the UK and internationally.  He was an institutional development specialist with the World Bank during 1985-1987 and worked on capital projects in the City of London, the Middle East and Far East during 1974-1985.  Prior to 1974 he worked on civil, transport and urban renewal projects as an engineer.  Over the last 50 years, he has worked on, managed and advised on many programs and projects around the world.

David served as editor of three widely influential guides published by the Association for Project Management (APM): Directing Change, Co-Directing Change and Sponsoring Change, guides to the governance of project management. He has published and presented papers in academic and professional journals and conferences including: APM’s Project Magazine and Yearbook; Conference of the European Academy of Management; IPMA World and Regional Congresses; Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research; and the Ministry of Finance Concept Symposium, Norway. He contributed the Governance chapter to APM’s 6th edition of Project Management Planning and Control.

He has been a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers since 1968 and was a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting/CMI in the UK.  Elected both an Honorary Fellow and Fellow of APM, David previously served APM as Director and Head of Professional Board (1993-2000), Deputy Chairman (1998-2000) and Interim Chief Executive (2000). He is a past or current member of other professional societies in the UK and elsewhere.

Profile created 7 July 2019

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