Project and Programme Management Recommendations

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  • John Downey, Construction Director DEFRA "Chris reported to me as senior project sponsor whilst I was Construction Director for Defra leading the SCAH Capital programme at Weybridge. He led a significant element of the Client brief reference scheme which was tasked to deliver a number of viable options for amongst other things a new >£600m high containment facility on the site. Under extremely challenging circumstances (including operating remotely due to Covid restrictions) he worked tirelessly to bring the supply chain together and always encouraged a culture of a one team approach and delivery at pace. The project team delivered an excellent piece of work on time in order to support the overall programme business case. Iím therefore happy to recommend Chris for any similar role and wish him well."
  • John Walker, Executive Board Director Johnson Matthey plc "Chris was brought in to lead our major capital projects at a time when the company was undergoing major transformation. He very quickly created strong connections to the local project management teams, prioritised the outstanding work and focused his time on the projects in most need of his time. Chris managed the project team resource changes, and this resulted in a major positive turnaround on our top project, quickly followed by a similar result on our second major project. I would absolutely recommend Chris to manage complex projects."
  • Olivier Krotoszyner, Managing Director Johnson Matthey plc "I had the pleasure of working with Chris for a solid year as he joined our leadership team to lead our new capacity expansions. His ability to lead multiple complex projects simultaneously had a very rapid and positive impact, getting us back on track a challenging timeline. I would not hesitate recommending Chris to any company in search for a strong leader who can deliver major capital projects. Thanks, Chris, for your great support!"
  • Simon Mulholland, Projects Director Gyron Internet "I've worked with Chris on two occasions now: roughly ten years ago and now. In my experience he stands out as someone you can trust to deliver major projects in a number of sectors. As his profile suggests, he is very much focussed on achieving success through people, an approach that benefits both the organisation and its employees. I wholeheartedly recommend Chris for capital project development."
  • Jonathan Green, VP MedImmune Biologics "Chris worked with me on a large project at the design phase on an R&D headquarters for our parent company. Chris was great at engaging a myriad of different stakeholders and bringing his subject matter expertise into play to guide scientists through the complex design phase of the build. Chris has a knack of simplifying complex issues back to first principles aiding non-experts to make strategic decisions. Chris was highly organised and a great asset to the project."
  • Senior Project Manager BP "Chris Keaney worked for me as a Senior Project Manager, planning and designing lab expansion capabilities for BP in both the UK and US. Chris was heavily involved in laying the groundwork for lab design, construction and equipment requirements to meet future needs. He was an excellent project manager for these projects. His knowledge of laboratory construction, services and requirements enabled these projects to be designed to meet all requirements while also controlling anticipated costs. He was also in charge of setting up and running teleconference meetings with the various stakeholders and vendors, always making sure that the meetings were productive, helping to bring out solutions to possible problems.

    Due to business and commercial reasons, it was decided to postpone the laboratory expansion projects in the UK and US. However, with the organized work and meticulous records kept by Chris, these projects can be easily set up and started again.

    I was very satisfied with the work that Chris accomplished as Senior Project Manager. He was very easy to work with, very well organized and exceeded expectations for this project."
  • Capital Works Manager Health Protection Agency "Chris Keaney provided Capital Works Management services to the Health Protection Agency at Porton Down. Whilst in this role, Chris performed to a very high standard, managing a capital works budget of circa £11m, negotiated with a variety of stakeholders, including senior users, executives, finance, suppliers and so forth and delivered successful programmes. Chris also further developed the agency's capital works programme and project change and risk management controls. We were disappointed to learn of Chris's decision to depart due to his personal circumstances changing and would have no hesitation in using Chris's services again should circumstances change. We wish him every success for the future." May 25, 2010

    Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

    Martin Mannix - hired Chris as a Capital Works Manager in 2008
  • Senior Project Manager ZincOx Resources Plc, St. Louis, Illinois, USA "Chris worked for me as the project manager on one of our US projects. Chris was a pleasure to work with, being conscientious and diligent. Chris has a firm grasp of the principles of both project and people management and employs them successfully. Chris is a good team player, empowering and encouraging members of the project team, while being firm when appropriate." May 25, 2010

    Simon Mulholland, Project Development Director, ZincOx Resources plc - managed Chris at ZincOx Resources Plc, St. Louis, Illinois, USA
  • Project Manager Global Switch "Chris has worked for me as a Project Manager at Global Switch Amsterdam and we have established a strong and positive working relationship over that time. Chris has a complete ability within his work field, is a specialist in his area and has an excellent knowledge of all processes and procedures of the construction environment, also in the international critical business environment and makes absolute appropriate and very much result-oriented use of his excellent specialist knowledge in his daily business. His precise judgment should be particularly emphasized. It has enabled Chris to reach independent, well-balanced and appropriate decisions including those in difficult situations. In addition, Chris has been a very highly regarded contact by all tenants, superiors, colleagues and subordinate contractors because of his fresh, binding and cooperative manner. I have been extremely satisfied with Chris's performance, and he has always carried out the work which was assigned to him to a high standard meeting and generally exceeding our satisfaction." June 17, 2010

    Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

    Torsten Stuhl - hired Chris as a Project Manager in 2003
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