Chris Cattaway is an experienced Project Manager, Consultant and Learning Facilitator in the Private Sector and the NGO Sector. He has lived, worked and travelled in many countries on several continents.
To complement his experience managing multi-million dollar international telecommunications projects, he has worked for several international NGOs (‘non-governmental organisations’ or charities) setting-up and managing some significant emergency response programmes. In recent years he has consulted at headquarters level, including leading multi-agency initiatives which are transforming the way NGOs and governments respond to disasters, and he has set-up and managed significant global capacity building programmes. Throughout his career his work has alternated between the private/corporate sector and NGOs, and one of his key strengths is being able to transfer knowledge and best practice between sectors.
In 2003, Chris completed a full time MBA at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has held the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (“PMP”) certification for more than 14 years and is a “Registered Prince 2 Practitioner”. He teaches Project Management to Masters Students and field-based practitioners both face-to-face and online to learners in developed and developing countries.
Chris is accredited to facilitate workshops using worldclass psychometric typing systems which help individuals, teams and organisations to improve their performance by working more effectively together.
In 2010, the UK’s Association for Project Management’s Magazine and the UK’s Telegraph newspaper’s Business Supplement listed Chris as one of the “Most Influential Figures in Project Management” as a result of his pioneering work to build project management capacity in the International Development sector. In the same year he was made an Honorary Life Member of the Project Management Institute’s UK Chapter in recognition of his contribution to the project management profession. He is a popular speaker at international conferences and meetings.
Chris has established and led successful teams in the corporate sector in several developed countries, and in extremely challenging circumstances in post-disaster and emergency programmes in developing countries.