Gray - Project Manager - Rouen, Upper Normandy, France

Mark Gray

Rouen, Upper Normandy, France


Project Manager


Expert project manager with over 15 years experience in multiple domains. Currently operating as an independent consultant / trainer with several multi-national companies

Work History


PMI France

From June 2013

• Volunteer position held since 2013
• Responsible for specific development of virtual community for France expats wishing to remain connected to PMI France
• Liaison with PMI Global for communities of practice


PMI France Atlantic Chapter

From January 2010

• Volunteer position held since 2010
• Primary function is the development of project management in the west-France region
• Active representation of the local project management community in the PMI global environment



From April 2009

• Independent project management consultant and trainer providing either direct client services or through partnering with internationally recognised training providers
• Consultancy services supporting business process change,
• Specialist project management training material development

Senior Project Manager, SI&T Manager, PM Trainer

NXP Semiconductors

Up to March 2009

(previously Philips Semiconductors), Caen, France
Responsibilities & Achievements:
• Business development projects for NXP France including creation of (potential) incubators / start-ups / spin-outs under the direct sponsorship of the President of NXP-France.
• Improvement driver on current business practices / operations including development and implementation of PM and QM processes and tools
• Successfully established the project management community of practice to grow the PM culture within the NXP global organisation. This was through driving an international PM network, putting in place local PM Forums and mentoring of PM's within the organisation.
• Development, deployment and support for project-management focussed training programmes. Also responsible for driving significant improvements in the project management "core curriculum" training programme.
• Functional management of the technical support services for the local (Caen) business teams.

Project Management Office & Quality Manager

Philips Semiconductors

Sophia Antipolis, France
Responsibilities & Achievements:
• Driving the project office and associated processes within the global Chief Technology Office (CTO), development and deployment of methodologies and processes to the organisation, including training on the standardised approach.

Project Manager

Philips Semiconductors

Sophia Antipolis, France
Responsibilities: Control of all aspects of multi-threaded (HW & SW) design projects spanning multiple sites and countries with teams varying in size from 12 to 70 and budgets in the order of €10m.

Management and maintenance of the internal quality system (QMS) to ISO9001

• Developing and training of the project management community.
• Championing and facilitating the deployment of new business processes (BPR) to the CTO organisation.

Field Applications Engineer

Mitel Semiconductors

Responsibilities: Design of ASIC circuitry. Liaison customers to effectively manage the ASIC design process for several projects in parallel

Chief Technician, Overberg Test Range, Waenhuiskrans, South Africa

Responsibilities: Operation, Preparation, maintenance and repair of the Advanced Tracking Radar system to maintain quality operations during weapons testing missions.

Qualifications & Certifications

Open University Business School


University of South Africa

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