Donnie is an experienced project and programme leader who is passionate about developing the leadership capabilities of individuals, teams and organisations to deliver success. He is at his best when working with senior management teams, challenged by complex situations and inspiring individuals and teams to perform. He leads consultancy and training assignments, specializing in developing leadership capability in individuals and helping business leaders develop an organisations delivery capability. Donnie is currently working with media, infrastructure, defence, technology, aerospace and public sector organisations to improve delivery and leadership capability.
Widely recognized as contributing to the ‘people and organizational side’ of project management thinking, he is much in demand as a lecturer, speaker and writer. He is passionate about delivering value by incorporating the latest organisational, cultural and behavioural thinking.
Donnie is chair of the PMI UK Chapter Organisational Project Management (OPM) Forum and previously the APM’s People SIG for 10 years. He is also a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and has strong relationships with other prestigious academic bodies. Donnie is a member of the Acumen7 network of business leaders and has established an enviable network of leaders across the projects world. Donnie is the co-author of Project Leadership 3rd Edition published in 2015 by Gower, has had over 30 articles published and contributed to 5 books including Programme and Portfolio Management Demystified and MSP® Survival Guide for SROs. He has presented at over 100 events and conferences including for the MPA, Defence Academy, IOD, APM, PMI, RICS and ICE and a host of private and public sector organisations.