Bill McElroy

Managing Director, Advisory and UK Board Member, Turner & Townsend

Bill has over 30 year’s programme and project management experience, including managing a wide spectrum of programmes and projects, from capital investment to organisational change, and providing strategic advice.

Bill is currently Managing Director, Advisory for Turner & Townsend and a member of the Turner & Townsend UK Board. As well as operational responsibility for the UK Advisory Division, He has specific responsibility on the UK Board for Turner & Townsend’s engagement and involvement in the Local Government Devolution agenda across the UK.

In his previous role as Head of Programme Management for Turner & Townsend UK Infrastructure, Bill focused on Project and Programme Delivery and Assurance for organisations and major programmes. Bill has managed a wide spectrum of programmes and projects, from capital investment to organisational change, as well as providing strategic advice and support to clients in the management of large scale change. He has worked across both public and private sectors; including transportation, finance, power, water petrochemicals and FMCG. This includes direct responsibility for the direction and governance of large project management operational units.

Bill has been actively involved in the implementation of the cross industry recommendations from the Infrastructure UK ‘Cost Review’, having previously been Chair of the Infrastructure Data Group, member of the Infrastructure Standards Group, and member of Infrastructure Steering Committee established to provide senior industry support to the Government’s Chief Construction Adviser. He also led Turner & Townsend’s editorial input to the ‘Infrastructure Project Initiation Routemap’, which was published by HM Treasury in July 2014.

Bill is a visiting lecturer on strategic programme management at the Management and Civil Engineering Schools of Imperial College, a technical referee for the International Journal for Project Management. He has also contributed to the Association for Project Management (APM) ‘Body of Knowledge’ (5th and 6th Editions) and Institution of Civil Engineers’ ‘Client Best Practice Guide’. Bill is currently a member of the Programme Committee for the Major Projects Association.

Bill graduated in Civil Engineering in 1982 and has Post Graduate Diplomas in Project Management and Corporate Direction. He is a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and Association for Project Management (APM). As well as being a Fellow of the APM, Bill has twice won the APM’s ‘Sir Monty Finniston Award for “An outstanding contribution to the development of project management” in 1995 and 1997.