Dr. David Hillson named PM Ambassador™ in UK

World famous Risk Doctor David Hillson joins the PM Ambassadors™ Speakers Bureau in England
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Sept. 12, 2009 - PRLog -- Dallas, Texas — PMForum, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. David Hillson, Chairman of Risk Doctors and Partners and an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK, has joined the PM AmbassadorsTM Speakers Bureau.  Based in Petersfield, Hampshire, about 50 miles south of London, Dr. Hillson advises organizations and speaks on risk management throughout Europe and North America.  He has now extended his availability to speak at project management events worldwide through the PM Ambassadors™ Speakers Bureau.

According to PMForum president David Pells, “David Hillson is one of the world’s most recognized experts in the growing field of risk management.  He has been extensively involved in developing risk management standards for the project management profession, and in raising the importance of this aspect of managing programs and projects.  His books and presentations are extremely popular.  We very pleased and honored to have him join our speakers’ bureau.”

Known globally as The Risk Doctor, Dr David Hillson is an international risk management consultant and Director of Risk Doctor & Partners, offering specialist risk management consultancy and training across the globe, at both strategic and tactical levels. His clients include major organisations in construction, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, transport, fast-moving consumer goods, energy, IT, defence and government. With over twenty years of risk consulting experience, David is recognised internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in risk management, and is a popular conference speaker and author on the subject, with six books.

Dr. Hillson has made many innovative contributions to the risk management process which have been widely adopted. He is particularly well-known for promoting inclusion of proactive opportunity management in the risk process. His recent work has focused on understanding and managing risk attitudes, and he has also developed a scaleable risk methodology.  Dr Hillson was elected an Honorary Fellow of the UK Association for Project Management (APM) in recognition of his contribution to developing the discipline of risk management. He is past Chairman of the APM Specific Interest Group (SIG) on Risk Management, and was a core member of the Project Risk Analysis & Management (PRAM) Guide team. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). David Hillson has been active for many years in the global Project Management Institute (PMI®). He was a Founder Member of the PMI Risk SIG and was Director of Technical Development from 2007-2009. David has been honoured with the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award for his sustained contribution to advancing the field of risk management.

Prior to developing a formal interest in risk management, David Hillson was a project manager in a major UK engineering company, responsible for the successful delivery of a number of large, multi-million pound, real-time software-intensive projects. He is also a Fellow of both the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), reflecting his broad interest in topics beyond his own speciality of risk management.

About PM Ambassadors™
The PM AmbassadorsTM Speakers Bureau is a service for project management leaders and meeting planners worldwide provided by PMForum.  The program offers globally-recognized project management authorities, experts and leaders who are available to speak at events worldwide. PM AmbassadorsTM include project management professional leaders; authors of PM textbooks; former presidents and chairs of PM professional societies; experienced project managers; and retired executives of project and program-oriented organizations.  PM AmbassadorsTM are available to speak at project management conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops, and at corporate events.  Background information about speakers, availability and presentation topics can be found at http://www.pmforum.org/ambassadors/ambassadors.htm.

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