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    The APM has announced that David Waboso CBE, director of capital programmes at London Underground, is to become its new president in the New Year taking over from Tom Taylor, who is standing down from the role after his three year term.

    Steve Wake, APM chairman, welcomed David to his new position saying; “APM president is an important role at an important time for both APM and the project management profession.

    “With the government delivering programmes worth half-a-trillion pounds, our drive to improve project outcomes and increase the number and range of people coming into our profession fits well with David’s own focus, experience and passion.

    “We’re delighted that David has agreed to become our new president. The president is a figurehead and focal point for the profession. David joins with us in an exciting time for project management across all sectors.

    “Especially in David’s own transport infrastructure sector where programmes such as Crossrail and HS2 continue to raise quality and success of project delivery, as well as its profile.”

    David was awarded an APM Honorary Fellowship by the association in 2011. He is an internationally renowned engineer and project manager and as capital programmes director for London Underground, is responsible for leading the £1.5bn annual Tube Upgrade Programme – the largest in the company’s history. He currently manages a team of over 3,000 colleagues and a supply chain of 20,000 people, delivering on investments that make a difference to millions of Londoners each day.

    He has also worked on some of the world’s most prestigious infrastructure programmes including Docklands Light Railway and the Jubilee Line Extension in the UK. Internationally he has worked on projects for the European Rail Agency and World Bank funded infrastructure developments in Africa.

    David shares with APM a passion for training and education. He has served on committees focusing on the teaching of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in schools, speaks regularly to the media and radio/TV, and promotes opportunities for people of all backgrounds to realise their full potential in engineering and other professions.

    He recently hosted an event for BAME engineering students to encourage them into careers in transport.

    David was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to transport in London, he is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, and an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management, and also holds a Fellowship to the City and Guilds Institute.

    Find out more about the APM at http://www.apm.org.uk.

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