A Channel Island project management committee has been formed across Jersey and Guernsey.
Following the inaugural Association for Project Management (APM) event towards the end of last year, the committee has been formed with a balance of members from the two largest Channel Islands.
APM Channel Isles was born out of interest from project professionals and aspiring project managers and was set up by the chartered body for the project profession.
The committee is chaired by Carl Ibbet and strives to become a platform for networking, opportunities and education within the project industry.
It will be holding its first event ‘Delivering for Durrell’ – a look behind-the-scenes of Durrell’s ‘Go Wild Gorillas’ campaign from a project management perspective – later on this month.
Pictured: The committee's first event focuses on the project management side of Durrell's 'Go Wild Gorillas'.
Mr Ibbet commented: “Following an informative discussion with Durrell’s Fundraising Manager, Beth Gallichan, APM learnt about how the Go Wild Gorillas project originated, the campaign objectives, the risks, the highs, and lows and the challenges of managing the project.
“These are a few elements which are experienced by project professional on a daily basis and therefore, we wished to host the event for all to benefit and learn from. The project profession contributes to many industry sectors such as financial services, telecommunications and the building industry, so being able to offer an insight to the public on the project support behind the conservation of wildlife is truly unique.”
Speaking more about the committee’s aims, its Secretary, Alex Knowelden, said: “The APM Channel Isles provides an opportunity for those already working in - or wishing to explore - the project profession a forum to swap stories and experiences in an environment with like-minded project professionals.
“We are hoping to show those who may consider a career in projects what it’s all about and how to get into this most varied and exciting of professions.”
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