Sebastian Nokes and Sean Kelly have worked together on a number of strategic projects and programmes.
Sebastian Nokes is a practicing project and programme manager who also advises corporations, government bodies and professional service firms on project and programme management, decision making and information management. He has led major projects in the investment banking, nuclear and high technology sectors. He is currently a partner at Aldersgate Partners LLP, a management consulting firm, and previously worked for IBM and Credit Suisse First Boston. He was educated at Eton College and London University (Birkbeck, SOAS, Imperial and LBS) and has served as an officer in the 2nd Goorkha Rifles and the Royal Air Force. Sebastian has written or edited a number of books and articles on project management and other business topics. He lives in London and works in the UK, Europe and Asia/Pacific.
His current interests include how to change the mindset and culture of management teams to enhance project performance, and how to structure major strategic projects in large organizations. His current research work focuses on valuing projects and securitization.
Sean Kelly is a serving British Army officer with wide experience in both the public and private sectors. He was educated in the UK and Australia and his past employers include Deutsch Bank, OCL and Hoechst. His current areas of interest are the practical implications of implementing a complex information strategy and risk transfer in public private partnerships. He has worked as a Project Manager in the US, Europe, Africa and the Far East. His qualifications include MA, MBA and PMP.
As the first officer sent to the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries during the Foot and Mouth crisis of 2001, he was responsible for project managing how and where the military could assist. This led to the deployment of thousands of servicemen. He was awarded the MBE in 2002 for his role in the worldwide operations that followed 9/11. He is currently commanding a British Army Regiment and working with a number of leading training providers across Great Britain.
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