Who's Who

Meet the PMI UK Chapter Board of Directors

Franco is an engineer that has enjoyed a distinguished career in the Energy Industry, from Project Engineer to Managing Director of a major International Engineering and Construction company. Franco now wishes to share his extensive experience in Project Management with the members of the Chapter to help and support their careers.

Franco Guarrella
Chapter President

Shola has over 30 years experience in various industry sectors including engineering, construction, logistics, facilities management, travel & more recently in Global Business Services for Pharmaceuticals. Currently PMI UK sponsor for Women in Project management & a champion for inspiring students & young professionals to be the next generation of Changemakers.

Shola Alli
Director of Corporate & Social Outreach

I want project managers and changemakers everywhere to connect, share their collective wisdom, and give back to the profession, helping to foster new relationships, and amplify the impact of our volunteer Communities of Action. I head-up Benefits Management, for the UK New Hospital Programme that will Transform Healthcare Infrastructure Delivery.

Merv Wyeth
Vice President

Estelle possesses more than 20 years of project management expertise, having worked on multi-£B major infrastructure projects for a variety of industries. She is a skilled professional in all areas of project management and project controls. Estelle oversees and is liable for all PMI United Kingdom branches and events and holds an MBA, FAPM, and PDhyp.
Estelle Detrembleur
Director of Branches & Events

John, adept in Project, Product, and Design leadership, prioritizes Learning and Development. Formerly skilled in injection and press tooling, he transitioned to manufacturing design in 2000. As the Director of Professional Development at the Project Management Institute UK Chapter, he champions efficient processes for individuals, teams, and global entities.
 John Grimshaw
Director of Professional Development


I have been active at PMI for over 15 years in various chapters around the world. I created PMI in Northern Ireland, where I led several successful initiatives and events. I have a passion for project management. a diverse background and experience. But what really drives me is my belief that project management can make a positive difference in the world.
         Ariadna Aparecida Cruz Groberio           
 Director of Volunteering and Northern Ireland Branch Chair

Tunde Ajia
Director of Chapter Operations

Linda has over 38 years of experience in project management working in multiple $M and $B size industries. Linda has a Doctor of Business Administration in Project Management and is PMP, CSP-SM, A-CSM, CSM, and ITIL v3 certified. Linda is responsible & accountable for all PMI United Kingdom IT/Technology.

                            Linda McIntosh                               Director of Technology

Professor Nigel L Williams, PMP (Responsible Project and Systems Management) is the Associate Dean of Research and Innovation at the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth. Nigel is responsible for Academic Research and Education outreach.
Nigel Williams
Director of Academic Outreach, Research & Enactus Liason

Jinxiu Li
Director of Chapter Operations

Senior Project Manager with over 10 years of experience in leading and delivering transformational projects. She specialises in project management and has a proven track record of aligning projects for success and optimising execution. She is passionate about delivering high-quality outcomes and enjoys working with diverse and collaborative teams.

                              Ona Tambula                             Treasurer

I am currently a Senior Director with Infor, a global software company, supporting a Community of over 500 Project Managers. In past roles I have been Head of Delivery for a large FSTE-100 retailer as well as working for several household names including General Motors, Whitbread and Procter and Gamble ALWAYS in Project Management roles.
Chris Field
Director of Membership, Marketing & Synergy