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Matt Orton

Managing Director

Matt is a Lead Planning Manager, providing expert planning management skills to a variety of organisations.  He brings a well-rounded experience, managing teams of planners who deliver reliable and value-added schedule management services.

With 28-years’ of industry experience, specialising in planning, programme and risk management, Matt is capable of handling complex working environments and balancing the needs and requirements of a variety of stakeholders. Highly detail-orientated, flexible, experienced and readily adaptable, Matt is a dedicated team player who can inspire confidence in others and lead the team from the front with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude.

Exposed to many industries, Matt recognises the importance of planning interfaces and effective communication in delivering successful project outcomes. As an advocate for technological developments that mitigate communication challenges in planning management, he has embraced the advantages of 4D and other techniques that create value in construction projects.

With the extensive NEC-related skills necessary to complement a team, Matt has experienced the transactional costs of projects in dispute, making him well-placed to promote and encourage a collaborative behavioural approach. Representing both Contractor and Client, Matt has substantial working knowledge of all NEC contracts and is able to identify key independencies at a portfolio programme level, and schedule trends including potential impact of early warnings, risk and value, compensation events and project manager instructions.

Matt acts as a mentor to planners in multiple PMO environments while enhancing planning protocols, processes, procedures and delegated responsibilities. He has developed a detailed understanding of all aspects of Primavera both in the web and traditional interfaces with skills being developed in both large infrastructure programmes primarily in the aviation and rail sectors.

Providing Project Managers and Commercial Management professionals with a detailed understanding and with practical guidance regarding the qualities of a robust programme, Matt is competent in developing and assessing all planning related information.

Metisplan Matt Orton Managing Director