Terence Cooke-Davies

Cranfield School of Management

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Dr. Terence Cooke-Davies

Visiting Fellow


Terry has been a practitioner of both general and project management since the end of the 1960s and a consultant to blue-chip organisations for over twenty years. He is the founder and Executive Chairman of Human Systems International, a global consulting firm which assesses the excellence of organizations' project, program and portfolio management capability, and operates a leading-edge knowledge management network.

With a PhD in Project Management, a bachelor's degree in Theology, and qualificiations in electrical engineering, management accounting and counselling, Terry has worked alongside senior leaders and managers in both the public and the private sectors, to ensure the delivery of business critical change programmes and enhance the quality of leadership. He is co-author with Paul C Dinsmore of 'The Right Projects, Done Right', published by Jossey-Bass in October 2005.

Terry's research interests include project success, project management maturity and capability, and the application to project management of insights from the study of complex systems.

In October 2006, the Association for Project Management awarded Terry its premier Award, the Sir Monty Finneston Award, for his outstanding contribution to the development of project management as a vehicle for effective change.

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