Féilim Harvey, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, National Winner;
Ed Naughton, IPMI;
Tony Murray, Hewlett Packard, Leinster Regional Winner;
Gilles Caupin, IPMA, Keynote Speaker;
Margo Croke, Boston Scientific, Connacht Regional Winner
The Project Management Graduate of the Year Awards, sponsored by Waterford Wedgewood, were announced at a ceremony in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday, 15th November 2007.
A Waterford Crystal Trophy presented by the keynote speaker Gilles Caupin, former President, Chair and honorary Fellow of the International Project Management Association (IMPA), was awarded to the top student who completed the Diploma in Applied Project Management (DipAPM) during the academic year 2006/2007.
The National Overall Winner was Mr Feilim Harvey of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The diploma is a joint programme offered by the Institute of Project Management and UCC, Department of Management and Marketing. The evening was chaired by Professor Sebastian Green, Head of Department of Management & Marketing, University College Cork (UCC).
Ed Naughton, Director General of the Institute of Project Management said: "These awards recognise and honour excellence in project management. They exhibit the importance and value placed on Project Management as a recognised discipline, both to the business community and to the public in general. The standards achieved by the Award Winners tonight are testimony, both to the level of competence attained by the individuals themselves, the contribution that they each make to their individual companies, and the community interests in which they are involved."
The Awards were based on a measurement of the actual qualifying examination results of over 200 graduates who graduated during 2006/2007 academic year in three regions in Ireland - Dublin, Cork and Galway. The Diploma in Applied Project Management provides international certification through the Institute of Project Management of Ireland's association with International Project Management Association (IPMA).