“Many congratulations to the PMO team on the go-live of Concur with the pilot users and thanks once again for all of the hard work and dedication you have put in to get us this far. I know it hasn’t been easy but I hope you know that it is very much appreciated.”
Liz Timperley-Preece, Head of HR Shared Services
James Farnhill – PMO Service Owner
James is a goal-oriented project and programme manager with over twenty years project management experience. He has a strong background in structured project and programme methodologies and a proven track record in delivering projects and programmes worth up to £10 million.
James heads up the Project Management Office, managing a team of internal and contract project managers and project support staff. He manages a portfolio of projects whilst building up the PMO to be a centre of excellence for project management within the University, offering best practice advice and tools to other project managers in the University.
Prior to joining the University James worked as a Programme Manager at JISC, which funded programmes to enhance the use of technology in higher education. Previously, he has worked in a variety of project and programme manager posts in the commercial sector from startups to FTSE 100 companies.
James is a PRINCE2 Agile and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) practitioner and has a Foundation Certificate in Agile Project Management from the British Computer Society.
In his spare time James is a keen cyclist, embracing his inner MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra) to compete in cycling events and keep active every day.
Kim Dalziel - Senior Project Manager
Kim became a permanent member of the Project Management Office in January 2014 following several years of being a Project Management contractor at the University. Kim has experience of managing University-wide projects such as the outsourcing of email and a new Universal Admissions process for potential students.
Before Warwick Kim worked at a senior level in a number of sectors such as telecommunications, finance, corporate organisations, government departments and local authorities. Kim has over 20 years’ experience of successful project, programme and line management and specialises in leading significant programmes of change.
Kim has a Masters Degree in International Business Management, is a Prince 2 and an MSP Practitioner and has completed the Agile Project Management Foundation course from the British Computer Society.
Outside of work Kim enjoys spending time with her two children, swimming and reading novels.
Helen Anderson – Project Manager
Helen joined the PMO team in September 2014. Helen has experience of managing University-wide projects throughout the project lifecycle, such as the telephony replacement and rollout.
Helen is comfortable with ambiguity and prior to the University she had worked for many years in the public sector via direct and outsourced employments. She specialises in business process improvement, recovering troubled projects, improving business relationships, and digital service delivery.
Helen has an MSc in Information Technology for Management and is a registered PRINCE2 and MSP practitioner. She holds the BCS Foundation in Agile and UKATA Asbestos Awareness certificates.
Away from work, Helen is interested in military history and will happily research anyone's WW1 ancestors. She loves the natural world, is a keen gardener and practices pilates.
Emma Welbeck - Project Manager
Emma joined the team in February 2019 from the private sector, where she managed digital projects including apps, augmented reality and virtual reality tools for automotive customers.
Prior to working in Project Management, Emma gained a degree and PGCE from Warwick and went on to teach Modern Foreign Languages in Secondary Education. She has also been involved in managing technical and medical translation and linguistic validation projects.
Emma is a PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner and has experience working with Agile Project Management.
Outside of work, Emma enjoys keeping in shape by attending the gym, swimming and loves travelling the world to experience new cultures.
James Winterman - Senior Project Manager
James joined the team in January 2018 to manage projects within the SPI programme. James has 20 years of experience in IT in software service delivery and project management. James has spent most of his career supporting systems and working on projects in the UK, Europe, America and Asia in the outdoor advertising and financial services sectors.
James has a Masters Degree in Information technology, is an MSP and Prince2 practitioner, is ITIL qualified and has completed the Warwick Administrative Management Programme (WAMP).
In the small amount of time between working and taking his two children to their endless activities James likes to run and outdoor swimming (summer only!). Since joining the University James has finally succumbed to ITS peer pressure and bought a bike which he hopes to have the stabilisers taken off soon!
Kat Greenwood - Project Manager
Kat joined the team in September 2019 to manage projects within the SPI Programme. Having spent the last 7 years working on transformation and digital projects within Social Housing, she is new to the world of higher education. Kat is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner.
Prior to working in projects Kat completed a degree in Hospitality Management, so is very much focused on the customer experience.
Outside of work Kat is kept busy exploring various parks, farms and indoor soft play areas with her young son and partner. She also enjoys cooking, swimming and travelling to France to spend time with family.
Dan Harbord – Projects Support Officer
Dan joined the team in August 2020 to work on the Network Replacement and Security Programme as project support following a year of working as a contractor in the role.
He recently graduated from the University of Nottingham with an upper second-class honours Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, is ITIL trained, and is studying for his PRINCE 2 Agile Practitioner.
In his spare time he likes to work on his fitness, socialise with friends, and try (but mainly fail!) to reduce his golf handicap.
A PM is the jam in the sandwich, mostly holding the bread together but occasionally keeping the slices apart....” – Helen Anderson, University of Warwick Project Manager