Who’s Who

Meet the PMI UK Chapter Board of Directors

Franco is an engineer that has enjoyed a distinguished career in the Energy Industry, from Project Engineer to Managing Director of a major international Engineering and Construction company. Franco has earned extensive experience in Project Management, Contract Negotiations, Procurement, Risk Management, Claims Management, Arbitration, Interface with government bodies and Financial.

Franco Guarrella

I want project managers and changemakers everywhere to connect, share their collective wisdom, and give back to the profession, helping to foster new relationships, and amplify the impact of our volunteer Communities of Action. I head-up Benefits Management, for the UK New Hospital Programme that will Transform Healthcare Infrastructure Delivery.

Merv Wyeth
Director of Technology

Manager of efficiency Programmes at NHSE with over 10 years of experience in the Healthcare sector. My expertise lies in project, programme, and portfolio management, with a focus on aligning projects for success and optimising performance.Director of Finance at the PMI UK Chapter, where I oversee the financial planning and management of the chapter's activities and events.

Ona Tambula

I have been active at PMI for over 15 years in various chapters around the world. I created PMI in Northern Ireland, where I led several successful initiatives and events. Project manager for 23 years, working in different sectors and regions, currently a PM consultant at Microsoft UK, where I help clients with digital transformation projects. I’m also a digital transformation coach, writer, and mentor for aspiring PMPs.

Ariadna Aparecida Cruz Groberio
Vice President and Director of Volunteering and Chair of Northern Ireland Branch

Estelle possesses more than 20 years of project management expertise, having worked on multi-£B major infrastructure projects for a variety of industries. She is a skilled professional in all areas of project management and project controls. Estelle oversees and is liable for all PMI United Kingdom branches and events and holds an MBA, FAPM, and PDhyp.

Estelle Detrembleur
Director of Digital & Special Events

John, adept in Project, Product, and Design leadership, prioritizes Learning and Development. Formerly skilled in injection and press tooling, he transitioned to manufacturing design in 2000. As the Director of Professional Development at the Project Management Institute UK Chapter, he champions efficient processes for individuals, teams, and global entities.

John Grimshaw
Director of Professional Development

Jinxiu is a seasoned program management professional with a strong STEM background. She has over 10 years of experience strategising and leading multi-billion-dollar international strategic transformation programs for Fortune 500 companies. Jinxiu holds both MSc and Executive MBA degrees. She is passionate about delivering operational excellence while enhancing and sharing project management knowledge.

Jinxiu Li
Director of Chapter Operations

Linda has over 38 years of experience in project management working in multiple $M and $B size industries. Linda has a Doctor of Business Administration in Project Management and is PMP, CSP-SM, A-CSM, CSM, and ITIL v3 certified. Linda is responsible & accountable for all PMI United Kingdom IT/Technology.

Linda McIntosh
Director of Artificial Intelligence

Professor Nigel L Williams, PMP (Responsible Project and Systems Management) is the Associate Dean of Research and Innovation at the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth. Nigel is responsible for Academic Research and Education outreach.

Nigel Williams
Director of Academic Outreach, Research & Enactus Liaison

I am currently a Senior Director with Infor, a global software company, supporting a Community of over 500 Project Managers. In past roles I have been Head of Delivery for a large FSTE-100 retailer as well as working for several household names including General Motors, Whitbread and Procter and Gamble ALWAYS in Project Management roles.

Chris Field
Director of Membership, Marketing & Synergy