FINAL PRESS RELEASE 5TH OCTOBER 2017: Appointment of new Chief Operating Officer

FINAL PRESS RELEASE 5TH OCTOBER 2017:  Appointment of new Chief Operating Officer

The APMP UK Chapter is pleased to announce the election of Jon Darby as its new Chief Operating Officer for 2017, following which he will succeed Amanda Nuttall as CEO following completion of her term in January 2018.   

Jon is an experienced business winning professional who has led multi-million GBP opportunities, helped companies transform their business winning capability, coached and mentored others in business winning best practice and led proposal centre departments for blue chip companies. Jon’s currently the head of Harmonic’s Business Winning practice.

Jon has been a member of APMP UK since 2004 and in 2012 joined the Chapter’s committee as Director of Marketing & PR. As well as helping to double the UK membership and actively supporting the annual conference, Jon has led projects to rebrand the UK chapter with its current theme, launch a mobile app, and develop the website.

Jon says:

“I’m thrilled to be taking on the role of Vice Chair and then leading the UK chapter through 2018 as Chapter Chair. 2018 promises to be an exciting year for APMP UK, and members can look forward to an exciting range of initiatives including a focus on attracting and developing the next generation of bid and proposal management professionals; a new engaging website with a dedicated members area; the much-anticipated launch of the government-backed bid and proposal apprenticeship scheme; collaboration with industry groups to share insights and influence policy; and regular member surveys to foster a receptive and transparent relationship between the committee and the membership it serves.”

Nicolas Adams, Immediate Past Chair/Director of APMP International and UK Chapter Director said: “We are delighted to welcome Jon as APMP UK COO.  We are excited to see Jon continue to develop and grow the UK Chapter for the benefit of our members in 2017 and beyond.”

From January 2018, the role of APMP UK CEO and COO will change to UK Chapter Chair, and Vice Chair respectively to align the UK Chapter with APMP International role titles.  Amanda Nuttall will continue to support the work of the APMP UK Chapter in 2018 as Immediate Past Chair.