Risk Doctor awards include the following:
2013 PMI David I. Cleland PM Literature Award
The Project Management Institute (PMI) presents the PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award each year to recognise the publication that most significantly advances project management knowledge, concepts and practice. The award this year went to “Practical Project Risk Management”, and was presented to David and Peter in New Orleans at the PMI Global Congress in October 2013 (click here to view ceremony).
2011 PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award
David Hillson received the award at the PMI UK Synergy conference at London’s O2 venue. “I’m pleased to follow in Eric Jenett’s footsteps and make my own small contribution to the project management world, at least in my own specialism of risk management,” said David. “This award was made more poignant by the fact that Mr Jenett died two weeks before I received it.” The award trophy is an original bronze sculpture by acclaimed American artist Thomas Parker Emery, representing a combination of wisdom, strength and effort using imagery of an owl, a white oak and a drop of sweat. Click here for the press release.
2010-11 IRM “Risk Personality of the Year” Award
Presented by comedian Chris Barrie, Dr Hillson received the award in November 2010 at a gala dinner in London at the risk industry's equivalent of the Oscars, attended by hundreds of leading risk professionals. In naming David Hillson as "Risk Personality of the Year" the judges described him as "a larger-than-life character, who has himself become a well-known brand." They commented that "David is especially noted for his work on effective project and programme risk management, and in the areas of risk communication and risk culture." Click here to read the press release, and click here to read how this award was reported in the local press.
2010 CMI Chartered Fellow Award
Chartered Manager is the hallmark of a professional manager. It is awarded to those who can prove that they have made a difference to the bottom line, consistently delivering positive business impact through leading people and managing change. Chartered Manager is recognised internationally across all business sectors and industries.
David's citation mentioned his success in providing strategic direction to Risk Doctor & Partners, developing the company into an international risk consultancy with clients in over forty countries. Today the Risk Doctor brand is recognised and respected globally, with a reputation for combining leading-edge expert thinking with practical application. As a Fellow of CMI, David’s chartered status allows him to be recognised as one of only a few Chartered Fellows of the Institute.
2010 Project Management Institute Fellow Award
The PMI Fellow Award is PMI's highest and most prestigious individual honour. It is presented to members who have made a sustained and significant contribution to PMI and to the project management profession, advancing the state-of-the-art and promoting professionalism. Dr Hillson received the award at a ceremony in Washington DC, USA, joining an elite group of about sixty project management pioneers and experts. Click here for the press release, and click here to view the awards ceremony.
2008 Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management
David has a particular interest in project risk management, and he has served as Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Secretary of the APM Risk Specific Interest Group (SIG), as well as co-editing three major risk guides for APM. “I have always tried to promote project risk management and the Association, and I hope that this honour will help me continue to do that more effectively” said David, who joins a small and distinguished group of high achievers in the field.
2007 RSA Fellow
David joined a group of 25,000 leading professionals who have demonstrated sustained achievement, with proven intellectual and creative ability. He was initially elected to contribute to the RSA Risk Commission. He later led the RSA Fellows project on societal attitudes to failure, and is editor of The Failure Files. Following his election David said “The RSA has a clear leadership position in terms of thinking and influence. Being involved with the RSA as a Fellow should enable me to make a more significant contribution; I hope it will act as an amplifier for my own efforts.”
2004 National PM Association of Taiwan, Honorary Advisor in Risk
David was honoured to be appointed as an Honorary Advisor in Risk to the Institute, reflecting his role as a thought leader and expert practitioner, together with his contributions to building risk management capability and knowledge in Taiwan.
2003 Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management
2002 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award
2002 PMI European Congress Palme D’Or Award for best paper
1999 PMI Risk SIG Significant Contribution Award
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