Previous Events

NAPPUK Seminar

Thursday 10 April 2014, 17.30 - 19.30

Delivering Projects in Hostile Environments: Experiences from Northern Nigeria


How is the Boko Haram situation in Northern Nigeria impacting on project delivery, timescale and cost?

Guest Speaker:

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Fatima Danjuma

Fatima Danjuma is the CEO of Upscale Consultants Ltd – an architectural and project management consultancy based in Abuja FCT. She received degrees in Architecture from Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria.

Before starting Upscale Consultants Ltd, Fatima started her career working for both consultancy and construction projects with Edile Construction Company (an Italian firm in Nigeria), Samfa Nigeria Limited (a Chinese-Nigerian construction company) and Zaina Nigeria Limited. She also worked with Quaditect Consultants Ltd (an architectural firm) where she gained a spectrum of practical experience on design and management on a wide range of commercial, residential, rehabilitation and refurbishment projects.

Fatima is passionate about professional development and is a full member of Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) and the Treasurer of Female Architects of Nigeria - a specific interest group within the NIA. She is also a member of National Association of Home Builders USA.

Presently, Fatima is managing the University of Maiduguri’s Centre of Excellence a Project funded by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)located within the North-Eastern region of Nigeria - an area that is currently facing the challenges of insurgency.

She will be speaking on the topic – “Delivering Projects in Hostile Environments: Experiences from Northern Nigeria” – highlighting how the adverse security situation impacts on project delivery, timescale and cost.

2nd Annual End of Year Event

Thursday 13 December 2012, 17.30

Accelerating National Development Through Project Management Capabilities

Venue: Institution of Civil Engineers (Rennie Room) 1 Great George Street Westminster London SW1P 3AA

Guest Speaker:

Special Guest of Honour

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His Excellency Dr Dalhatu S Tafida (OFR, CFR)

Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker

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Mr Andrew Bragg
Chief Executive, Association for Project Management (APM) and Vice President, International Project Management Association (IPMA)

Since joining APM in 2004, he has taken a leading role in the extensive organisational change programme which has prepared APM to seek chartered status on behalf of the profession. During that period, APM membership has increased from 11,000 to 19,750; the APM Body of Knowledge has undergone two major revisions; the re-designed website now attracts 350,000 unique annual visitors; APM Registered Project Professional standard has been launched; income has grown from £2.5m to over £6.0m; and APM’s engagement and influence within public and private sectors have both increased significantly, with APM championing the cause of ever-increasing professionalism.

Andrew represents APM within the International Project Management Association and has presented widely on the topic of professionalism.
His particular interest in the pan-sector nature of project management reflects the range of sectors such as print, packaging, multimedia, stationery, lighting manufacture and publishing in which he has worked – for the last 20 years as chief executive and prior to that, as marketing specialist.

As well as contributing to Re-inventing Influence, judged by the Management Consultancies’ Association as best management book of the year in 1996, he co-authored Developing New Business Ideas, published by Pearson in April 2005.
He holds an MBA from Cranfield University as well as Diplomas from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Paris Chamber of Commerce. His first degree was in Modern Languages at Trinity College, Cambridge, to which he won an entrance exhibition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Guest Speakers

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David Shannon (MA Oxon, CEng, FAPM, FIBC, MICE)

David Shannon is a senior interim manager and advisor. He has delivered major programmes and projects in the private, public and charity sectors.

David trained and qualified as a Civil Engineer before joining PA Management Consultants Projects Division where he was involved with many industries and sectors including banking, manufacturing, health, local authorities, and energy conservation, in the Middle East, Indonesia and the UK.

He then spent three years in Washington DC on the staff of the World Bank, based in their Organization Planning Department. He then established the UK based Oxford Project Management Ltd in 1988. He has worked for a wide range of blue chip organizations in the UK, Italy, Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria and Kazakhstan improving the management, direction and governance of projects, programmes and portfolios.
David Shannon has published and presented papers in academic and professional journals and conferences including: Project Magazine, Conference of the European Academy of Management, International Project Management Association World Congresses, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, University of Lille.
In the Association for Project Management he has been a Branch Chairman, Council Member, Head of the Professional Board and Deputy Chairman. He founded the Governance of Project Management Group in 2003, is its Chairman and has jointly authored its three guides. In 2009 APM recognised his contribution with an Honorary Fellowship.

He will be speaking on "Infrastructure Delivery and Challenges of Project Governance in Nigeria"

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Rosemary David-Etim
Executive Director, Business Development FBN Bank UK Ltd

Rosemary has over 25 years of banking experience, spanning areas such as treasury, trade, telecommunications, aviation and transport. Prior to her appointment to the Board of the Bank, she was a Group Head in the Institutional Banking Group of First Bank of Nigeria Plc., with responsibility for overseeing the banks Telecommunications and Transportation businesses.

Rosemary has a multi disciplinary background and holds a BSc in the Social Sciences and a Masters Degree in Business Administration and General Management.
She has strong analytical, deal structuring and relationship management skills, demonstrated leadership capabilities and a passion for motivating people and teams to achieve excellence in service delivery and a first class corporate performance.

She will be speaking on "Solving Nigeria's Project Financing Challenges: The Role of Banks and Private Finance Initiatives"

Networking Seminar

Thursday 19 July 2012, 18.00

London Southend Airport - A Case Study in Complex Project Delivery

Venue: 20 Farringdon Road (Conference Room 2) London EC1M 3HE

Come and join us to get the background details of how London's newest airport was delivered

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Adewale Opaniran
Ade has over sixteen years experience in civil engineering and project delivery. He started his career with Shell Petroleum Development Company (Nigeria) where he was involved in the relocation of Shell oil pipeline at Escravos.
He was among the first project managers to install Solar Powered submersible borehole pumps in Nigerian rural areas. Other Nigerian projects include: Water distribution system in Ede (Osun-state as part of the Water 2000 Project for the Federal Government); Kainji Water project; Kokona, Agyragwu and Agwada water distribution systems in Nasarawa State.
In the United Kingdom, he has worked as part of several project delivery teams on key infrastructure projects and programmes spanning several sectors. Most recently he was the Senior Project Manager for – London Southend Airport – which has just been completed and is now operational.

EFN - NAPPUK Joint Seminar

Wednesday 9 May 2012, 6:00pm

Introduction to NEC3 Contracts

Venue: Transport for London. Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ

This seminar will provide you with the following:

•Definition, overview of and the application of the NEC3 family of contracts

•Key characteristics of NEC3 and suitability for procuring a diverse range of works, services and supplies, spanning major projects through to minor works and purchasing of individual supplies and goods

•Case studies and benefits of using the NEC3 contracts

This free event is CPD certified but registration is essential. Just click the book here and fill in your details

Guest Speaker:

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Yinka Conde
An experienced consultant and a coach with over 30 years experience that includes procurement, contract and construction project management, business and career development. She is a trainer on NEC 3 Forms of Contract.

She founded YCC to inspire, challenge and provide training and coaching support to individuals and businesses that are passionate about their success and fulfilment in business, personal development. She is an experienced facilitator who enjoys working with groups and individuals.

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 19 April 2012, 18.00 - 19.30

Venue: 20 Farringdon Road (Conference Room 2) London EC1M 3HE (By Farringdon Station)

Be part of this importatnt NAPPUK AGM event to review our performance in the previous year and plans for the future.

There will also be election of new executives (only fully paid up members can vote or be voted for).

This is a free event, but registration is essential.

2011 End of Year Seminar

Thursday 1 December 2011, 18.00-21.00

THEME: Delivering Projects in Complex Environments

Venue: 86 St James's Street Westminster London SW1A 1PL

1st Topic: Managing Projects in Complex Environment – Challenges and Prospects
2nd Topic: Building GSM Network in Nigeria: Experience of a Project Professional
3rd Topic: Opportunities for British Professionals and Businesses in a Dynamic Emerging Market like Nigeria

Guest Speakers:

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Prof Charles Egbu
Professor Charles Egbu holds the Chair in Project Management and Strategic Management in Construction at the University of Salford, England, UK. He was previously Professor of Project Management at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK. His First Degree was in Quantity Surveying [First Class Honours - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK] and he worked briefly as a site Quantity Surveyor for a large construction company. His Doctorate [PhD University of Salford, UK] was in Construction Management.

He is a Chartered Builder, a Fellow of the Association for Project Management, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a Director and member of the Board of Trustees for the Association for Project Management (APM), and a Director of APM Publishing.

He will be speaking on "Managing Projects in Complex Environment – Challenges and Prospects"

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Chi Onwurah (MP for Newcastle)
Chi is the Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central in the United Kingdom Parliament and also the Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills. As an engineer and successful project manager, she is passionate about professionalism in project delivery and has vast experiences of working in several countries including UK, France, US and Nigeria. Previously, she held some of these positions: Head of International Technology Strategy – Ofcom; Head of Telecoms Technology - Ofcom; Independent Consultant – Hammatan; Director, European Operations – Teligent; Director of Product Strategy – GTS; Global Product Manager - Cable and Wireless; Project Manager - Nortel Networks; Product Developer - Northern Telecom Europe

She will be speaking on the topic "Building GSM Network in Nigeria: Experience of a Project Professional" drawing from her experience in Nigeria's telecoms sector.

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Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE
Chief Executive, Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). Nelson is an accomplished civil engineer, an effective executive business builder and manager, strategic negotiator and specialist infrastructure procurement expert, with over 29 years extensive construction and built environment industry experience. Since 1994, Nelson has held management positions with full P+L responsibility and in the last 14 years has combined these roles with Executive Board positions and delivered business initiatives which has significantly increased turnover and profits in each post. He is the chief executive of Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) -which represents the business interests of the consultancy and engineering industry in the UK with approximately 600 (large and small) firms employing around 90,000 people with annual turnover in excess of £8bn.

He will be speaking on "Opportunities for British Professionals and Businesses in a Dynamic Emerging Market like Nigeria"

NAPPUK Seminar

Thursday 6 October 2011, 18:00 - 20:00

Enhancing London Tube Passengers’ Experience Through LUL Stations Upgrade Programme

Venue: 20 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3HE (Conference Room 2) (By Farringdon Station)

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Mr Joe Turney (MBA, MAPM)
Project Manager London Underground

Joseph Turney is an internationally experienced and accredited Project Manager; holding memberships of both Association of Project Managers (APM) and a registered PRINCE2 practitioner.
Joe has successfully delivered a number of complex engineering telecommunication projects over the years and currently works with the London Underground (LUL)where he manages the delivery of contractual obligations in relation to a multi-million pound portfolio of station infrastructure upgrade projects.
As a volunteer, Joe is a “business ambassador” for the London Borough of Lewisham’s initiative of connecting young people to the business world.

This is a free event, but registration is essential.

NAPPUK Seminar

Thursday 1 September 2011, 18.00

A Transformation Agenda for Nigerian Railway Sector: The Roles for Project Professionals

Venue: 20 Farringdon Road, (Conference Room 2), London EC1M 3HE (By Farringdon Station)

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Mr Rowland Ataguba

Managing Director of PSO Project Management Ltd and Principal Consultant of the CANAC-PSO Alliance - an alliance of PSO and CANAC Railway Services Inc. of Montreal, Canada.

CANAC-PSO acts as advisers and operators to the concessionaire for one of the Lagos Light Rail Mass Transit projects.

Prior to returning to Nigeria a few years ago, Rowland was a PM at Network Rail Major Projects, SPM at LU New Works and SPM at Stagecoach SouthWest Trains Major Projects. Before that he was involved in infrastructure projects for the Church of England, Hackney Council, Oxforshire County and a host of private sector clients in the UK, Spain and USA. His background is in Architecture, QS and Construction with an MBA and an MSc in Project Management.

Rowland is a member of the Infrastructure Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and a fairly outspoken opinion on the state of our railways

This event is free, but registraion is essential

NAPPUK Seminar

Thursday 7 July 2011, 1800 - 20.00

Effective Communication Skills for Project Professionals

Successful Business and Career Management revolve around the many forms of Communications and Influencing skills - from the job advertisements to the CVs, Interviews, formal and informal meetings as we aim to influence colleagues and stakeholders.

Venue: 20 Farringdon Road, (Conference Room 2), London EC1M 3HE (By Farringdon Station)

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Audrey Ezekwesili - Discipline Resource Manager at Network Rail

Audrey is an experienced, customer focussed leader and delivery professional in business transformation, who combines an infectious passion for questioning, challenging and analysis with extensive experience of influencing, relationship management, stakeholder management and organisational business change. She has utilised excellent communications, people management and strategic thinking skills to achieve results in both IT and Business environments and across a wide range of business sectors.
She specialises in delivering results in challenging and complex business situations and cultures within
People management & Staff development; Business transformation, Business Analysis, Project management, and Account/ Customer Management

In this seminar, Audrey will share with you some practical communications and influencing skills that she learnt from personal experiences in a career spanning over 20 years in many sectors including Law, Retail Management, IT, Consultancy, Retail Banking, Transportation, and Leadership Coaching.

This is a free event, but registration is essential.

NAPPUK Steering Group Meeting

Thursday 2 June 2011, 1800 - 20.00

Venue: 2nd Floor Conference Room, 84 Tooley Street, SE1 2TF (London Bridge)

NAPPUK Seminar

Thursday 19 May 2011, 1800 - 20.00

The Challenges of Delivering Infrastructure Projects in Nigeria

Richard will give a view on the challenges of delivering infrastructure in Nigeria from tendering to handover.

Venue: 20 Farringdon Road, (Conference Room 2), London EC1M 3HE (By Farringdon Station) [map]

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Mr Richard Walker MEng, CEng, CEnv, MICE, MAPM, Project Director, (Farringdon) Thameslink Programme Network Rail

Richard has worked with Costain and Network Rail in the UK for the past four years and is currently the project director overseeing the development and delivery of the new transport hub at Farringdon Station as part of the Thameslink Programme - a £5.5 billion redevelopment to upgrade and expand the rail network from Bedford to Brighton.

Before that he worked for Costain West Africa and was based in Nigeria from 2005 - 2007. In that time he worked on a variety of projects ranging from the refurbishment of the Necom Tower (formerly Nigeria’s tallest building) on Victoria Island in Lagos, the early redevelopment works of Apapa Port also in Lagos and the construction of a new Water treatment plant in Tamburawa, Kano.

He will also provide personal insights about working on a foreign country for the first time, and the life lessons gained and how he still uses those learnt lessons to operate in the UK today.

This event is free but registration is essential in order to attend.

Networking Evening

Thursday 7 April 2011, 1800 - 20.00

Venue: 2nd Floor Conference Room, 84 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TF (By London Bridge Station) [map]

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