Mark Reeson

Paper and Presentation: Changing the World One Person at a Time

Abstract: After a year’s research across the width and breadth of the United Kingdom, a report was issued by Mark Reeson to the Secretary of State for Housing to identify the ongoing problem for homelessness in the cities of the UK. On the back of this research across all four countries, a solution was developed to be implemented into the Mayoral cities so that local authorities had the opportunity to improve the lives of thousands of individuals currently in temporary accommodation or living rough.

The presentation looks at the areas and methods of research and the interactions with the various bodies of stakeholders, both affected and affecting the current state of affairs and how the solution was developed by looking at the people that can and do make a difference for a better future for so many worse off than others.
Mark will take you on the whole journey, from initiating the idea, through to the roll out of the plan, its acceptance into government and then the extended impact it had as the report reached all points of the globe as further requests for support and assistance came in.

The delegates will be engaged from the first minute to the last on how the change process was applied to stimulate the change, how the various bodies chose their own forms of communication and how they shared the news internally and externally with their own community stakeholders to ensure they made a real difference.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

Biography: Mark Reeson is a Strategic International Project Management Advisor with over thirty-five years’ experience.  A Chartered Project Professional, a Fellow of the Association of Project Management and a Project Management Professional, he has been involved in many project, programme and strategic portfolio roles.

Most recently, Mark has been working with the UK Government identifying and then implementing an innovative solution towards homelessness in the cities if the United Kingdom.  Developing a solution that involved research and testing with over fifty city councils and aligning this with all the City Mayors, the solution looked at not only the initial matter of housing those affected but also reintegrating those impacted back into society so they felt they themselves can add value back to their communities.

Mark also works as a lecturer and a speaker presenting his work over four continents, highlighting at events for the 2019 UMD Washington, the UT Dallas Symposium, the Business and Finance School in Frankfurt and back home at the APM PMO Conference.  Having started his career in the Royal Air Force, Mark has continued to develop both personally and professionally through his work delivering projects across multiple sectors of industry including nuclear, pharmaceuticals, national and international government and international sport.

Mark’s next aim is to develop the professional and personal skills of project management into areas of the world where project management knowledge and competency is currently not seen as a priority, meeting and delivering the United Nations’ drive towards their seventeen Sustainable Development Goals.