• Bio: John Brisbane is based in Glasgow, working as a Senior Project Manager for BAE Systems.
  • Role: Senior Project Manager

John Brisbane

John has worked on a variety of projects within BAE Systems covering areas such as customer satisfaction, staff motivation, collaboration and organisational change.

His latest role is based on the new Aircraft Carrier Programme, a multi-billion pound programme for two vessels for the Royal Navy. John’s role is working within the project managing the supply chain working closely with purchasing, logistics, quality, operations planning and production engineering as well as carrier Alliance Representatives. The carrier programme has been recognised as one of the most exciting and challenging naval programmes ever undertaken in the UK.

The appeal of Chartered Manager

John has been a senior manager for 17 years. He has always strived to advance himself both professionally and academically and is hoping to graduate this year as a Doctor of Philosophy following six years part-time research at the University of Glasgow. He set his sights on chartered status as proof and recognition of achieving success in the workplace.

Chartered Manager linked very well with the management development process within BAE Systems, developing key managers and helping them to achieve high performance. In respect of career aspirations, chartered status allowed John the opportunity to participate in roles that may not have been previously possible. It also provided the company with registered proof of its capability when bidding or negotiating for work. The company has been very supportive to John and encouraged him to gain this exclusive status.

Ongoing benefits

John found that the process of gaining Chartered Manager was helpful in understanding and recognising both his strengths and potential areas for further development. Gaining chartered status has given him the confidence to address more challenges and opportunities within the business. Since achieving Chartered Manager, John has worked on strategic international naval programmes in the role of senior project manager. John has no doubts that his Charter status has helped him in getting this latest role in the Aircraft Carrier Programme.

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