How long have you been a member of APMP?
Since 2004 but the APMP system says pre-1990. I knew it was a long time, certainly during the APMP formative years and well before the ANZ Chapter was formed!
How did you hear of the APMP and what made you join?
My company at that stage engaged Shipley Associates to provide some training. So I heard of APMP through Shipley.
How has APMP enriched your career?
Through conferences and networking and the APMP Journal. I have attended all the conferences in Australia since they began. It is great to hear about bid development from an international perspective.
How does your profession reflect in your day to day life?
I am a very rational and organised person. I like to plan everything. For example when I go on holiday I have a planned itinerary of my whole trip.
What is your most memorable proposal?
The most memorable has to be in around 2006. I was working on a big proposal worth 25M in those days. We had five people on the proposals team and we had to deliver the hardcopy proposal by 4pm in a bag to the loading dock.
As luck would have it – our printer/ photocopier broke down. Remember that at this time there was 5MB limit on emails, and no portals etc. We had to then burn to a CD and had a member of our team drive into the client’s loading dock to deliver it – one small envelope. We handed the hardcopy in after our copier was repaired. At least we met the deadline but in a different way. And most importantly, we won the bid!
What is the best part of being a member of APMP?
Knowledge sharing in general. Probably through conferences.
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