Announcing our Guest Speakers



Sergej Trisic - Global Head of Programme Management Practice SAP 

Sergej is a senior director in SAP’s Digital Business Services organisation. As Head of the Strategic Programme Management Group, EMEA he leads a team of delivery executives who are responsible for the delivery of large, complex programs for strategic customers across EMEA (typically FTSE 100 and similar size companies). 

Sergej is also SAP’s Global Head of the Programme Management Practice, leading the practice of 300 professionals and providing thought leadership in in the programme management area for SAP.

Supported by the SAP UK Recruitment Team

Topic Career progression - changing roles in project management

Fiona Clinton - Director PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Programme and Portfolio Management Team

Fiona is a Director in PwC’s FS Advisory team based in London; she has recently returned from a secondment to our New York office where she was part of a specialist Programme and Project Management (PPM) team within Capital Markets. Fiona has been a consultant for over 15 years.

Fiona specialises in large complex programme management as well as PMO set up and recovery across local, federated and global programmes. She has significant international experience, and worked in Ireland, the UK, Switzerland (as part of a pan European team) and the US. 

Supported by PwC Recruitment Team

Topic Where Project Management can take you in Financial Services
 Sarah JohnsonO

Sarah Johnson - Head Sponsor Crossrail at Transport for London

Following a degree in Politics and a post-graduate qualification in Transport Engineering & Planning, Sarah spent a number of years working in Manchester on projects such as the upgrade of the West Coast Mainline and the Manchester Metrolink. After moving to London, Sarah became Chief of Staff at Crossrail Limited, the organisation responsible for delivery of the £14.8bn Crossrail Project. In 2013, Sarah joined Transport for London (TfL) as the Head of the Crossrail Sponsorship Team and in the past few months, has taken on responsibility for managing the interface between the new High Speed 2 Project and TfL. In 2015, Sarah helped to establish the Crossrail 2 Scheme Development Team within TfL, building on experiences from the first Crossrail project.

Supported by TfL Recruitment Team

Topic Project Management as a Career option for Women

Neil Shorney - Senior Trainer and Inside Sales Manager at TwentyEighty Strategy Execution.

Neil leads a team of training consultants who advise clients on how to succeed as project managers through development of their skills and certifications, and alignment to professional standards of project management. He also teaches project managers across Europe to better manage their projects, communicate effectively, and pass on their skills to others through coaching and mentoring. He is a passionate believer in the value of learning and development to create a highly-skilled, effective workforce, equipped to deal with the challenges of a real business environment.

Supported by TwentyEighty Strategy Execution

Topic Value and benefits of PMI certifications

Alan Chadwick - Head of Projects and Programmes, Carnival UK, operating company for Carnival UK

Alan leads a team of project and programme managers to deliver large scale change to the business, at both ship and shore locations.

Alan has worked in a variety of sectors such as Education, Training and Defence and has helped successfully implement several key programmes including the first RPAS for the British Army (Watch keeper), Increased Capability for Air support (C130J) and Swing role functionality to the Royal Air Force Fast Air (Typhoon).

 Supported by Carnival UK Recruitment Team

Topic Career progression - moving across industries
 Andy O

Andrew Iddon - Global lead for North Highland’s Project and Programme Management

In his role Andrew has utilised his experience, gained through a 20-year track-record of pragmatic and successful delivery of IT & Business Change programmes, to build a vibrant internal community of project and programme managers and take this to market providing PPM delivery and advisory services. In his client-facing roles, he has led large, matrix and off-shore delivery teams through the full lifecycle of multi-million pound complex programmes as well as taking on CxO advisory roles requiring a more strategic view of programme and portfolio structuring

Supported by North Highland Recruitment Team

Topic Project Management as a Career option for Millennials
 Shahid Nawaz O

Shahid NawazDirector Hays

Shahid is a director for Hays for the IT (including Projects & Change), Digital Technology and Office Support businesses in London.
With over 16 years’ experience in the recruitment industry he has extensive experience of recruiting at all levels on both the permanent and interim market

Supported by Hays Recruitment Team

Topic Getting the best from your agency

Guri Neote - Deloitte Infrastructure and Capital Projects

Senior Manager in the Programme Leadership service area of Deloitte UK. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer (MIET) and holds an MBA from Imperial College London. He has broad experience of all aspects of a major projects/programmes, strategy, business case development, financing, risk assessment, implementation and operational issue management. Guri’s previous experience with the Transaction Advice team at ARUP includes strategy and market analysis, technical due diligence for lenders and vendors on major PFI/PPP infrastructure projects, and life cycle planning and asset management plans on a number of UK PFI/PPP infrastructure projects.

Supported by Deloitte Recruitment Team

Topic Careers as a PM Specialist in Professional Services

Chris Morley - IT Recruitment Specialist and Founder, Congreve Recruitment Limited

Chris Morley has worked in the IT sector for over 35 years. Early roles encompassed design and build of project management systems, and selection and management of planning teams supporting projects in IT, engineering, construction and R&D environments for companies including OCL, Bechtel Inc, Plessey and British Telecom.

Supported by Congreve Recruitment Limited Team

Topic Interview skills and techniques, CV writing

Chris Bull - Experienced engineer and marketer - Founder of Purple Fish Consultancy

For 30 years Chris Bull worked for multinationals including 3M & Kodak in the healthcare IT market on product discovery and delivery using his marketing and project management skills. He is the founder of Purple Fish Consultancy, providers of procurement assistance, project management, technical marketing, system design and IHE standards.

 Alongside Purple Fish, Chris is also developing a new tech start-up, along with building a growing travel business in North Wales – Celticos Limited. Currently, Chris is working on two major UK NHS Picture Archiving & Communication Systems (PACS) replacement projects providing Project Assurance and senior Project Management support.

Supported by Purple Fish Consultancy Team

Topic Beginning a career in project management - Attractions, challenges and steps.

Mark White – Public speaker and social media trainer – Founder LinkedIn Training

After a 10-year career in international sales & marketing within the hi-tech industry, Mark has spent the last decade working with organisations and individuals to help them use "online" to develop business and market themselves more effectively for their sales and marketing activities.

Supported by LinkedIn Training Team

Topic Using social media to secure your next role

Ernesto Moreno – Leadership development expert – Founder Expanding Leadership

Ernesto is an experienced business consultant, entrepreneur and leadership development specialist. Ernesto has accumulated more than 20 years of experience whilst working for leading consulting companies such as Atos Consulting and PwC and whilst consulting for a wide range of well-known businesses and organisations both in the UK and abroad.

Supported by Expanding Leadership Team

Topic Developing competencies for the job market -  PMI Talent Triangle.

Adam Gibson - Strategic Workforce Planning Leader – Metropolitan Police

Adam joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 2015 as their Strategic Workforce Planning Leader.  He joined RMA Sandhurst in 2004, following six years as a reservist, commissioning into the Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire.  As a young officer he deployed as a Platoon Commander to Basrah and later to Musa Qal’eh in the Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team (OMLT).  He later redeployed to Afghanistan as unit Adjutant before becoming the J1-lead for 16 Air Assault Brigade.  He left the Army in 2014 to become the Head of Resource Management for PwC Consulting, prior to his current role.

Supported by Metropolitan Police  

Topic Project Management Career within the Met Police