Stephen Simister - COTRUGLI


BSc (Hons) Building Surveying; Ph.D. Project Management; Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM); Registered Project Professional (RPP – APM);  Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) – Chartered Project Management Surveyor; Professional in Value Management (PVM) Institute of Value Management


Steve is a consultant and lecturer in project, program and portfolio management.


He has a portfolio career as a Director of his own consultancy organization (Oxford Management & Research Ltd) and also heads up the Project & Program management unit at Henley Business School (UK). His specialism is in assisting clients such as BP, Network Rail and Pfizer to deliver project requirements to meet their business needs. More specifically, Stephen facilitates organizations’ endeavors to align and integrate project activities into business operations. He has experience in most business sectors and has been involved in all stages of project life-cycles. Steve is Gateway reviewer with Local Partnerships and has led over 100 Gateway reviews, many on PFI projects. At Henley, Steve has provided a series of workshops enabling clients to design and implement their change program in a more effective manner. Prior to establishing his own consultancy, Steve worked for Bovis Program Management in their London-based European headquarters. There he provided consultancy project management services to clients such as Pfizer, BP, P&O, MOD, Heritage Lottery Fund, Railtrack and Dublin Light Rail. In addition, he provided support to project managers working on Bovis projects on an international basis. As a fellow of the Association for Project Management, Steve is former chairman of the Contracts & Procurement Specific Interest Group. He is also an assessor for APM’s Registered Project Professional (RPP) standard. He is also a Chartered Project Management Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and sits on the construction procurement panel. In this capacity he provides advice to surveyors on all matters relating to procurement, especially during the initial phases of a construction project. Steve lectures at a number of European universities and has written extensively on the subject of project and risk management. He was on the authoring committee for APM’s refresh of their Body of Knowledge 6th ed. (2012) and Project Risk Analysis and Management guide 3rd ed (2012). He is also a contributor to Gower’s Handbook of project management 5th ed (2014). Steve sits on both BSI and ISO committees for project and program management (TC258) and was part of the team that created ISO 215000: Guide to Project Management issued in 2012.


“The professor was able to provide us with the most important insights of Project management in very attractive and practical way. The module gave us the knowledge needed for leading a project.” Mintcho Guentchev, Team Leader Financial Analysis at OTP Leasing, Bulgaria