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Ian Shipp

Ian is a very experienced project/programme professional and an effective 'trouble shooter' and fixer of ailing projects/programmes. He brings a people-focused orientation to the programme environment, ensuring proper engagement of all parties, from individual team members to users, sponsor and stakeholders. This, added to extensive experience of Programme Management Office and Programme start-up and operation with suitable governance, ensures optimal success.

Professional Background

Ian has Certificated in Project Management with the APM (Association for Project Management) and is a City & Guilds Registered Trainer.

Having worked in Lloyds Bank branches, where he studied for ACIB, Ian moved to IT in the mid seventies and obtained the IBM Systems Analysis Certificate. This was followed by 15 years in IT working on projects before moving back into the business as a Senior Project/Programme Manager, roles in which he spent 14 years. He has successfully expedited and/or delivered projects and programmes for various business units up to £80M value. Applications he delivered included Operations, Retail, Card and Credit Risk, Finance and HR. Ian has also worked as an Accreditation Assessor for the APM, at the Houses of Parliament as a Senior Project Manager and with St. John Ambulance as a commercial trainer.

Ian has expertise in Change Management Frameworks, Business Case/Benefit Realisation and Earned Value Management - developing a process for reviewing net benefits throughout a programme life cycle. He also developed Lloyds Bank’s Programme Management Standards and Development Guidelines. With his interest in value management, Ian has also personally developed a framework for measuring and tracking the benefits of an initiative from initial strategic intent to closure.

Personal Profile

Ian lives in south east London with his wife and son; he is Treasurer for the local Parish Church, where he also sings in the choir. In addition Ian is Divisional Officer for the local St John Ambulance Unit (cadets and adults), where he is a trainer. He also acts as an independent examiner for local charities’ accounts.