Tony Appleby, MBA, PMP

Tony Appleby

PMI Board of Directors, 2017-2019

Tony Appleby, MBA, PMP, is the managing director of Project Strategy Consulting, specializing in organizational maturity and the delivery of strategic transformation. He has led engagements on six continents, partnering with executive and country leadership teams to achieve business objectives through improved operational capabilities and strategic performance management. He is also focused on expanding organizational project management process excellence to government agencies and nongovernmental organizations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Appleby is a certified governance controls auditor and a PMI-certified OPM3® Professional. He co-authored the book Advancing Organizational Project Management Maturity and has written many articles and papers on the topic. He is an experienced public speaker and has given presentations around the world on OPM and strategy execution best practices. In 2015, Mr. Appleby completed two terms on the board of directors of a multinational manufacturing concern. Contributions included facilitated transition to a balanced scorecard approach and serving on the financial oversight committee. Prior to consulting, he spent over 20 years advancing his practical knowledge of project and change management across a variety of industries and disciplines. He has directly managed complex, global high-value projects in the healthcare, engineering, technology, and research sectors.  He has numerous supplemental certifications and credentials across multiple disciplines. Mr. Appleby is a long-time PMI volunteer, having served on the board and as president of the PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. He has also supported several global PMI committees and task forces over the past decade, including serving as a member of the PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group and four years as the PMI Region Mentor for Southwest North America. Mr. Appleby is a former military officer and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in international business. He is passionate about volunteerism and has been helping nonprofit and professional communities since his youth.


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