Peter Simon has 30 years of experience as a project management consultant and practitioner across all industries and business sectors. He is a Managing Partner of Lucidus Consulting Limited ( which offers bespoke solutions in program and project management. He has built a professional reputation as a particularly knowledgeable and skilled advisor and trainer, particularly in those areas related to programme management, project planning, risk management and resource management.

In his early career he worked for a variety of organisations across the Oil and Gas, Utilities and Transportation sectors as a project management and project services practitioner and was responsible for all aspects of project planning and control and risk management for projects based in Europe, USA and the Middle East.

In his later career he has achieved significant success in building the project management consultancy and development arms of the PMProfessional group of companies in addition to many years as a successful freelance project management consultant and a period as European Technical Director for ESI International.

Most recently Peter has worked as project manager for the Association for Project Management’s (APM) revised Body of Knowledge. In addition he continues his work to develop project management capability through practical development workshops for a range of companies.

Peter is a co-developer of the Introductory Certificate and Practitioner Qualifications for APM. The first is an ‘entry level qualification’ and the second is designed to determine project management capability at an assessment centre. He has also worked on revisions to the APMP and on the development of the Single Subject Certificates in Project Risk Management.

Peter was an elected member of the APM’s Council from 1998 - 2001 and is a former member of both APM’s Executive and Professional Boards. He was Chairman of the APM’s Risk SIG for four years and was Project Manager and Managing Editor of the APM’s PRAM Guide published in October 1997. Peter is also a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), a PRINCE2 Practitioner and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner.

Peter has written many published papers on subjects relating to project management including risk management, resource management and satisfying the client’s requirements. He has recently written papers on ‘difficulties in introducing capability assessment’, ‘using risk and value management to manage a large portfolio of projects’, ‘driven to precision and ‘risk management in practice’.
This published work ensures that Peter’s vast and still developing expertise in project management is passed on for the benefit of others. Peter is a Visiting Fellow of Cranfield University School of Management.


  Authors - David Hillson & Peter Simon