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Programme management

Seasoned specialists in delivering transformation

Programme directors and programme managers employed on a perm or interim basis are primarily called upon to help deliver business transformation or strategic change management initiatives. A programme management specialist can make the difference that ensures targets are met and outcomes achieved.

We can rapidly deploy high-calibre, industry-qualified programme managers to serve critical business needs on a short, medium or longer-term assignment basis. Highly-expert in project management, interim and contract programme managers, can take overall responsibility for the programme office and offer experience gained in various programme and project management environments.

Transformational leaders and specialists

Our executive search and interim management advisory services, find and deploy high-calibre interim leaders and change professionals across the private and public sectors, with expertise in:

Proven expertise and experience

We will work closely with you to fully understand your needs, align with your business strategy, and plan for maximising the return on your investment. Confidence in outcomes is increased, risk reduced and quality guaranteed because we understand your business and work closely with you.

We’re proud to have deployed leading interim programme directors and interim programme managers to successfully administer critical and complex transformative changes for some of the world’s most successful companies. Our programme management interims can be deployed to cover a range of programme assignments.

Typical interim programme management assignments

  • Interim project manager
  • Interim programme manager
  • Interim programme director
  • Interim project director
  • Interim PMO analyst
  • Interim project support officer
  • Interim programme director
  • Contract programme manager

Who we help

FTSE250 & global corporations

The people challenges are immense for complex businesses, operating at scale and across borders. When speed is of the essence a highly experienced interim programme management director can step in – be that as a safe pair of hands to see you through turbulent times, or as the driver of significant strategic change that transforms workforces or whole organisations.

Medium-sized enterprises / private equity portfolio companies

When businesses are scaling up or seeking efficiencies, people are central to success. An interim programme management director can enable the structural, cultural and behavioural change need to achieve rapid growth and faster value creation. Programme management interims also prove their worth in managing the myriad challenges of mergers and acquisitions.

Start-ups / venture capital-backed businesses

In the excitement of the start-up phase, programme management processes and strategy rarely get the attention they deserve. As the business matures, it can suddenly find itself with some very sticky people problems, especially in regulated sectors like fintech. An interim programme management director can put the right foundation in place at the start, from policies and procedures to organisational culture to recruitment & retention.

Public sector, 3rd sector & housing

The public sector faces the long-term challenge of doing more with less – with Brexit and COVID being complicated factors in the health and care sectors especially. Restructures, transformation and outsourcing all call for the proven programme management experience that an interim programme management director can deliver, including an understanding of unionised workforces and the opportunities for new ways of working and delivering frontline services.

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