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Susie has a real understanding of the contribution professionals make to society. She has always been concerned about the status of our professionals and of the need for those professionals to demonstrate and develop their professional skills and knowledge.As a leading figure in various professional associations she understands the need for parity of the Chartered designation within those professions and has championed the importance of professionalism. Many smaller professional associations will be interested in this new service.
As Chairman of the Professional Development Steering Group of the Association for Project Management (APM), from 2004 to 2007, I was fortunate to work closely with Susie on the production of a professional development strategy for the APM. This encompassed both a rationalisation of existing qualifications and recommendations for further qualifications, all placed within a new professional grading framework.Through her considerable experience and understanding of professionalism, as Head of Professional Development, Susie was instrumental in seeing that the strategy addressed the needs of the APM and was achievable. Her energy and diligence were key factors in the many improvements made during her time at the APM.
I am very happy to consider Susie as a valued friend and colleague over the last six years or so. We have worked together on the development of standards in Project Management both in the UK and internationally. Susie’s contribution to a project on the International Competence Baseline (ICB3) in the International Project Management Association was tremendous. In the course of the project she impressed all those involved by her dedication, knowledge and professionalism. Susie is very diligent, very thorough and far-sighted. She was an asset to the IPMA with her voluntary work and helped us to make great steps forward by the application of high standards and a practical approach. Her honesty and open approach was much appreciated.
Susie is excellent at scoping major professional change programmes, identifying all the major workstreams and interdependencies and assembling first class project plans.
Susie is exactly the type of person you want to work with; organised, efficient, imaginative, a risk taker with a no-nonsense approach. She is also the person you need to make sure a project is completed and reviewed effectively. Above all she is great fun and an absolute pleasure to spend time with. She also loves handbags!
Susie’s passion for professional development and energy for changing things for the better seem endless. She shares her knowledge and experience generously and has an endlessly positive outlook on life. I’m looking forward to future collaboration.
Susie Kay is a highly committed professional who has the ability to bring a great deal of experience to assist a Board of Trustees. Her roles in professional development in various professions allow her to bring an invaluable breadth of knowledge to current developments. Her multi-profession work also offers objectivity and a wider perspective to assist the development of institutes and their professions as a whole. Susie has a wide skillset, and will be able to offer a strategic overview and add considerable value to help organisations grow and further develop as an effective professional organisation.
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