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Philip Smelt

Lincolnshire, UK
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Philip Smelt works at Lincolnshire County Council as a Project Manager within their Performance and Programme Service. Philip began his career as a research chemist for the Ministry of Defence at the Chemical Defence Establishment, Porton Down; studying gas adsorption on novel polymeric materials, research that resulted in an M.Phil. Philip has traveled the globe whilst working on projects in the scientific instrumentation industry, including 5 years in the Former Soviet Union at the time of Perestroika and Glasnost. His work involved the commissioning of multi-million pound state of the art Surface Science Instrumentation. For a Westland Helicopters Computer Based Training sub-contractor, he led a team of courseware designers, authors, graphics artists and application software engineers in the production of multi-screen Computer Aided Instruction and Emulation Systems. He has also delivered multi-million pound control room projects for a ‘bluelight’ company specializing in Integrated Communications Control Systems. As a Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner and Management of Risk (M_O_R) Practitioner, Philip has broad private and public sector exposure. Philip also possesses a Post-graduate Certificate in Systems Thinking and a Post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies, both from the University of Lincoln. He has been a member of the Association for Project Management (APM) since 2005 and Chairman of APM’s Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire branch since 2008. Philip is a member of the BSi Technical Committee on Project Management and is currently completing his MBA. Philip was born in Lincolnshire, has been married for nearly 30 years and has two children. He is a keen photographer, hi-fi enthusiast and angler and is researching his family ancestry pre-1650AD. Philip enjoys setting quizzes for social events and also enjoys fine dining, and likes to think of himself as accomplished in the kitchen. Philip can be contacted at

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