Peter Parkes joined the nuclear industry (UKAEA) in the mid-80s following a PhD and post-Doctoral research in solid state chemistry. He rose up to become head of capability for BNFL and actively involved in expansion into global markets and different cultures. Following an executive MBA in the mid-90s and a Masters dissertation on best practice for project management of technology, Peter's career took a right turn into delivery of complex platforms and technology enabled change. Since then, Peter has held Programme Director roles in the private sector, public sector, public private partnerships (PPPs), and 'Big 4' consultancy practices. Today he is a Director with Peak Performance, offering consultancy, coaching, and NLP-based project management training.
Being dedicated to ongoing personal and professional development, Peter is a Fellow of several professional bodies including the Association for Project Management (APM), BCS and Chartered Management Institute, and is certificated with them to the highest level. With the APM he is Trustee and Board Champion for best practice groups. He sits on APM's steering group for the project management Body of Knowledge and is a contributor on topics of portfolio management, governance, sponsorship, and assurance. He is a regular speaker on aspects of project management to various management schools, professional bodies and industry conferences.
Since adopting NLP in a professional environment in the early '90s, he went on to become an NLP Master Practitioner and is a professional member of the Association for NLP. His book, 'NLP for Project Management: Make things happen with neuro-linguistic programming' was published in March by the BCS and he is currently in the middle of a UK speaking tour to promote the book and supporting services. Find out more at: www.nlp4pm.com