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Mary McKinlay

Honorary Global Advisor


Mary McKinlay

Fellow, ICCPM
Honorary Fellow, APM
Honorary Fellow, IPMA
Kent, United Kingdom



Mary McKinlay worked in project management for over 40 years as both practitioner and academic.  Following a degree in systems engineering, she started her career on the Tornado aircraft and has subsequently worked on many large programmes.  Work as a “trouble shooter” generated an interest in problem projects and their causes.  Resulting from her experience in aerospace and defence, her special field of interest became complexity in projects.  Speaking engagements have included IPMA world congresses, various European PM associations and APM conferences in the UK.  She has taught at SKEMA Business School in France, and the Universities of Hertfordshire, Middlesex, and Greenwich in the UK.  She has prepared and delivered in-company courses for a variety of clients.  Mary is an Honorary Fellow of both the International Project Management Association (IPMA) and the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK, and a Fellow of the ICCPM (International Centre for Complex Project Management) based in Australia.

Profile created July 2021