How we are governed

Management Group Committee

Gareth Peel - Chair

Christopher Simpson - Past Chair

Managing Director, Simpson Associates

Paul Ballington

Stephen Brown

Alexander Gottwald

Alexander Gottwald

Robert Jeffs

Tim Podesta

Tim Podesta

Tim is a subject matter expert and active advisor in project management and investment analysis, front end planning/project shaping and benchmarking/assurance; and has deep experience of the oil, gas, petrochemical and energy industries.

He has a track record of delivering cross cultural programmes in strategy, change management and process improvement. In his last role with BP he led the back office for a major global corporate programme in the matter of safe and reliable operations which made significant improvements to operating performance across the group.

He is passionate about professional development; learning and sharing learning with a focus on the netzero agenda and the potential for a hydrogen economy alongside clean electricity. He is currently a Faculty Member of World Hydrogen Leaders, presenting courses and masterclasses on the Investment Case for Hydrogen and Project Development Best Practices. He is an experienced trainer and facilitator of live events and can work in English and French. He has strengths in facilitation and building rapport in multi-cultural environments using accomplished language skills.

He has particular experience of facilitating Front End Planning workshops using the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) and is affiliated to Valency Inc, a CII member, as a senior consultant.

Tim has extensive experience of developing and delivering impactful training during a 35 year career at BP; in particular the BP Way course for Project Professionals, Managing Projects in collaboration with Manchester Business School and Economic Evaluation Methodology for BP's commercial community.

He is an active committee member of the Management Group at the IMechE and is also a qualified Professional Toastmaster and Associate of the NAT (National Association of Toastmasters)

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