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Ethics & Standards Board

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The structure of APM Group is such as to give confidence to our stakeholders in our certifications. In particular, we have a documented structure which includes provisions to assure the impartiality of our operations, to manage any potential conflict of interest with our staff and contractors and to ensure the objectivity of all our certification activities. This structure enables the participation of all parties significantly concerned in the development of the certification schemes.

Trust and honesty are paramount in a certification body and, to ensure that we work in accordance with our own standards, The APM Group Ltd has established an Ethics and Standards Board. The Board is led by an independent chairman with extensive management experience in the public and private sectors, who brings integrity and leadership to the Board's activities. The Board is free to investigate anything we do and to speak to anyone employed by APM Group, to ensure that we actually do and deliver what we say we will.

The Members of the Board are:

Helen Stone OBE (Chair)

Civil engineer with director level experience in project management, including interface with utilities, financial services, telecommunications and property service sectors. Promotes diversity and equal opportunities in construction.

Roger Flanagan (Deputy Chair)

Professor of Construction Management at the University of Reading, President of the Chartered Institute of Building. Career in the construction sector, Director of Skanska AB and the Halcrow Group.

Alan Deboo

Clergyman and Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. Has extensive HR experience in the broadcasting, transport and defence sectors.

Tony Betts

Was responsible for OGC Best Practice for 10 years including ITIL® and PRINCE®. Currently doing academic research into higher education trends.

Darren Dalcher

Professor of Project Management at the University of Hertfordshire and Director of the National Centre for Project Management. Extensive practical and research experience in project, programme, and change management and software development.

Matthew Burrows

BSMimpact Managing Director and consultant; practitioner and thought leadership contributor in Transformation, Programme/Portfolio and Service Management; Chair of the itSMF International Ethics Review Board, Member of the SFIA Council; past President of the Institute of Service Management.

K. T. Ramakrishnan

A Mechanical cum Marine Engineer with diverse Industry experience spanning over four decades. Works for a renowned US based social and environmental compliance certification and training organization. "Hands on" field experience and managerial expertise, while employed as Managing Director of a certification body.

The Ethics and Standards Board is responsible for ensuring that The APM Group adheres to good governance standards and works ethically, representing the interests of all our stakeholders.

If, as a stakeholder, you would like to contact the Chair of the Board to raise a particular issue or concern, please send an email to her email address, chair-ethicsboard@apmgroupltd.com and she will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible. This email will be treated as confidential and will not be seen by internal APM Group staff.

APMG Code of Ethics

Document detailing the Ethics governance of APMG - To read the full document please download Code of Ethics - APMG.

2016 Meetings

In 2016 The Ethics and Standards Board will be meeting on Monday 8th February and Monday 9th May 2016.

If you wish to raise any issues with the Board please contact the Chair at chair-ethicsboard@apmgroupltd.com