STEPHEN PRIESTLEY

 

LEAD PMO MANAGER

Qualifications:

  • APMP – PFQ
  • APMP – Certified Project Management Associate
  • Diploma in Management Studies
  • Diploma in Strategic Management Studies

Current responsibilities: Stephen has just finished his contract with a leading supermarket and is currently awaiting his next role. In the meantime, he will be working with our Business Development Manager, looking at securing future opportunities for PLP.

Previous experience and personality: Stephen has a breadth of proven experience of working both individually and within larger teams that are often split across multiple locations, both nationally and internationally. He has been involved in project management and change for over 20 years in various roles from Project Management, UAT Tester, Implementation Manager, Business Design and PMO roles. He has delivered on all aspects of project life cycles from idea capture, feasibility studies, scope and requirements capturing, Business Acceptance testing through to implementation, post-live support and benefit tracking. Most recently, he managed a number of PMO teams whilst leading multi-disciplined teams along the way. Thriving on the complex and demanding pressures involved in the various roles within Project Management, Stephen ensures he always meets stakeholder requirements and expectations through effective communication and collaboration by management of his own priorities as well as those of others. Throughout his time with Lloyds Banking Group, he managed teams across multiple roles within numerous divisions including Retail, Insurance, ATM’s and the PPI Programme.

Interests outside of work: Spending time with the family – partner and 2 girls aged 11 and 14. Playing golf when the weather allows at the top of the Pennines. Watching and supporting Leeds United and anything but clothes shopping.

Best thing about PLP: “The closeness and supportiveness of all the team from top to bottom of the organisation is second to none. The support, guidance and development opportunities available really make people empowered and part of a well developed successful team.”

To see Stephen’s full CV, please send a request to our BD Manager, at daniel.mcdermott@plprojects.co.uk