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Professor, Risk Institute, University of Hull, U.K

Terry Williams first worked in OR for 9 years at Engineering Consultants YARD, developing Project Risk Management and acting as Risk Manager for major defence projects. He joined Strathclyde University in 1992 and became Professor of OR and Department Head. There he continued research/consultancy modelling the behaviour of major projects, both pre- and post-project, and was with a team supporting over $1.5bn post-project Delay and Disruption claims. He joined Southampton University in 2005, becoming Director of the School of Management, then joined Hull University Business School as Dean in 2011. He has recently stepped down to set up a Risk Institute concentrating on consulting and research. Terry speaks and writes on project modelling, including 80 Project Management /OR journal articles, and a number of books on various aspects of projects and OR. He has degrees in Maths and OR from Oxford and Birmingham Universities, is an accredited project manager (PMP), has edited a leading academic journal, is on the PMI Academic Members Advisory Group, was on the UK’s “REF” panel, and is a Fellow of various institutes.

SRAI Jagjit Singh

Professor, Centre for International Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, U.K

Jagjit Singh Srai is Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge where he completed his PhD in Engineering, Manufacturing and Management. His research work and that of his group involves working closely with Industry in the analysis, design and operation of international production, supply and service networks.)