Ali has 12 years of experience as a project professional, with work across Financial Services and Retail domains, in the UK, Germany and Portugal. He’s a champion of continuous improvement and minimum viable governance. And he hates describing himself in the third person…
He’s currently a portfolio manager at ao.com – the largest online-only white goods and electricals retailer in the UK. Headquartered in Bolton and established in 2000 AO has grown into a company of 3,000 employees. It also boasts its own logistics company and owns Europe’s most sophisticated fridge recycling plant.
Andy Wall is a project professional with over ten years of experience in both delivery and support. He is currently Head of PMO at the National Trust, tackling conservation and climate change challenges across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Driven by an inclusive and pragmatic approach to the PMO, he places an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and proactive organisational listening. The National Trust have an APM award-winning framework for project delivery – its PMO is responsible for ensuring this grows and develops with best practice, new technology and an evolving organisation.
Andy has over almost twenty year’s experience helping customers implement complex enterprise software solutions. For the last seven of these years, Andy has been solely focused helping customers understand the benefits and value of Microsoft’s PPM & Work Management Tools.
His role at Microsoft focuses on leading Microsoft Project & modern work management sales engagements in enterprise organisations across industries, supporting the wider sales community with good practice.
Baz Khinda is an experienced Microsoft PPM Consultant and a Director at Wellingtone, a leading Microsoft PPM Gold Partner. In addition to this, he also works closely with the Microsoft UK Project team as a P-SSP where he is often tasked with helping organisations address their PPM pains and increase their project management maturity.
He has been directly involved in a significant number of implementations across an array of organisations that span both private and public sectors as well as numerous verticals. With his background, Baz is well versed in educating organisations on the benefits they can realise through Microsoft PPM.
Bianca currently works within the PMO team at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), based in Coventry. My time at the MTC started as a Project support officer supporting overall project governance and reporting, I was then promoted to the role of PMO Change Coordinator. As part of this role, during 2020 I was the lead and accountable for a major internal improvement programme relating to the MTC’s Project Management Process’s (PMP). Fundamental aspects to this role included consistently engaging with a wide range of stakeholders across the business as well as leading a team of 20 people who the majority are in more senior roles to me in order to improve MTC’s PMP.
Caspar Bartington is Head of Volunteer and Education Engagement at Association for Project Management, having previously been APM’s Education Manager from 2018 until 2020. Caspar has more than 15 years of experience in education outreach and engagement for professional bodies and was also a project sponsor for APM’s new mentoring programme. When not promoting the project profession with a network of committed volunteers, Caspar is also a Trustee of a small charity and father to two young boys.
Chris Stocks is Practice Manager of Grenoside Surgery in Sheffield and also the Managing Director of Network North Limited.
The practice has over 8000 patients and the newly formed limited company has been established to employ clinicians such as Pharmacists to assist in the delivery of primary care services. Chris worked with local practice managers and placed his practice front and centre of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Donna has 15 years of experience as a PMP Qualified Portfolio Manager within the Financial Services sector. She has previously led Portfolio Management and PMO functions responsible for prioritising, overseeing and reporting on the enterprise-wide portfolio of change activity, and providing Delivery Assurance to support the successful delivery of change. Currently, she is Programme Director for a number of overarching Transformation Programmes. Donna is a Trustee for Aching Arms UK and is passionate about improving baby loss bereavement support in the workplace.
Karin Maule is a Senior PPM Training Consultant with many years experience of in supporting organisations on their ppm maturity journey by designing and delivering learning solutions for UK -based and global companies across a range of industries including pharma, finance, logistics, public and third sector and technology. In her most recent role before joining Wellingtone, she was the PMO Best Practice Lead for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Katrina has over 20 years of experience as a project professional working in Ireland, Europe and the US, and has managed large programmes across diverse industries.
She is an active advocate for the practice of project management. She recently served for 2 years as the Director of Events at the Ireland Chapter of PMI, where she has organised and hosted over 40 virtual events.
Kriss Akabusi MBE is an Olympian, media personality, motivational speaker and businessman.
Kriss rose to fame on the athletics track, having begun his international athletics career in 1983 as a member of the 4 x 400-metre relay squad. He will always be remembered for helping Great Britain clinch gold from the mighty Americans at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. Having amassed three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles, Kriss was bestowed with an even greater honour in 1992: an MBE awarded by her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his services to the country through athletics. Kriss is also a qualified life coach, having earned his Masters in existential coaching.
Peter has 18 years of experience implementing Microsoft technology to improve project, portfolio- and resource management capabilities for large enterprises. Peter founded the Microsoft Partner, Projectum, and has been a Microsoft MVP since 2011 and a member of the Project & Power Apps Advisory Councils. Today, Peter leads with the Microsoft Platform as the low-code approach to designing modern, flexible and secure business applications ultimately helping companies achieve their goals.
Matt Warren is currently Head of PMO at Capita PLC. Over the last decade, Matt has worked in both the Civil Service and private sector in varying PMO and change delivery roles, including Head Corporate P3MO and Head of Change Delivery for the Health and Safety Executive, and as Head of Portfolio Office in the Cabinet Office.
Key delivery experience includes leading change delivery teams executing EU Exit Transition activity, digital and business transformation, and multiple PMO implementations.
Marc Hudson is in his 23rd year with West Midland: Fire Service, where he has obtained a wealth of knowledge, experience and practical skills to enhance the role he plays within the service he works for.
Until recently Sunil served as the President & CEO of Project Management Institute where he led the organisation through Covid whilst delivering a massive revamp and expansion that resulted in a revitalised, vibrant rebrand of the organisation furthering global activity and a broader product portfolio.
Sunil had several CEO posts before PMI, including CEO of I1too, a digital sales accelerator and the CEO of Experio BV, a Global Telcoms company, based in the Netherlands.
Vince Hines is Managing Director at Wellingtone and has worked as a consultant, trainer & speaker in the UK and USA for many years with organisations as diverse as GlaxoSmithKline and Honda to the central UK Government. Vince has worked extensively with clients in the legal profession, bringing best practice project management to this industry.
He leads the Wellingtone Legal Project Management practice where methodology, training and Microsoft-based technology are combined for a complete Legal Project Management turnkey solution.