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Prof J Rodney Turner

Rodney is the author or editor of eighteen books, including The Handbook of Project-based Management, the best selling book published by McGraw-Hill, and the Gower Handbook of Project Management.
He is editor of The International Journal of Project Management. His research areas cover project management in small to medium-enterprises, the management of complex projects, the governance of project management, including ethics and trust, project leadership and Human Resource Management in the project-oriented firm.

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Margie Warrell

Drawing from her background in business, psychology, and coaching, along with her diverse personal experiences, Margie is passionate about empowering people to expand their vision, engage in bigger conversations and live more purposefully.
Having stepped out of her comfort zone many times since growing up in rural Victoria, today Margie is a bestselling author who runs courage-building programs with organisations around the globe from NASA to the United Nations Foundation.
Get ready to find your inner brave heart!

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Lindsay Whitehead

For the last nine years Lindsay Whitehead has been a Project Management Practice Lead for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), based in Melbourne, Australia, and is responsible for applications and transition programs/projects that are managed out of Australia or New Zealand. Lindsay has academic qualifications in mathematics, project management, education, quality and business administration (from Australian Universities) and strategic planning (Cornell University, USA). He has been a PMI member since 2005, and is a Past President of the PMI Melbourne, Australia Chapter.

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Dr Alicia Aitken

Dr Alicia Aitken has extensive experience in assessing and improving organisational project, programme and portfolio management capability and specialist expertise in designing, implementing and evaluating project management competency models for the assessment and development of project\management resources. She has worked with many Human Systems Network organisations over the years to ensure that their approach and their implementation of development programmes meet their specific needs and goals.

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Meredith Angwin

Meredith was honoured to be the 2013 recipient of PMI Australia Award recognising Contribution of Women in Project Management. Until July this year, Meredith led NAB’s portfolio governance and project delivery organisation which provides services across the enterprise delivering NAB’s business change programs. She sponsored the Projects@NAB initiative based on Agile values, hich is changing how projects and change are governed, planned and delivered at NAB.

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Hugh Bathurst

Hugh Bathurst is an effective knowledge sharing specialist, a qualified engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Knowledge Management from the University of Melbourne. Business does better when good knowledge flows well just like the human body does better when good oxygen flows well, Hugh has successfully set up numerous working environments to do this.

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Kevin Bourke

Kevin Bourke is a Director of Project Smart Pty Ltd, a project management professional development specialist. Kevin is a pioneer of the Project Management Institute in Australia, being a founding member of the Project Management Institute Melbourne Chapter and the President for its formative year. With 30 years of project management experience in Manufacturing, Information Technology and various business environments, Kevin is ably qualified to discuss risk management.

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Hon. Jamie Briggs MP, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

In 2008, Jamie won a by-election held to replace the retiring Alexander Downer in the federal seat of Mayo. In September of that year, he became the 1061st person to be elected to the Federal Parliament. In 2010, Jamie was appointed the Chairman of the Coalition’s Scrutiny of Government Waste Committee. Soon after he was appointed to the Coalition’s Expenditure Review Committee.

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Graham Colborne

Graham Colborne is an accomplished portfolio, programme and project management professional, and has assisted many organisations develop effective 3P strategies in each case providing solutions that are customised to provide maximum benefit to the organisation. He is passionate about the profession and enjoy providing training and coaching to those looking to further develop their careers.

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Bronwyn Clere

Bronwyn is the Executive Director, Capital Planning for Telstra Corporation. Her role includes the oversight, governance, allocation, approval and effective management of Telstra’s significant annual capital investment programme. Bronwyn joined Telstra in December 2012. Her career has been focused in the Financial Services industry where she has held transformation, operations management, finance and change roles with organisations such as JP Morgan in Australia and New Zealand, AIA in Hong Kong and AXA in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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Mike Crawford

Over the last thirty plus years, I’ve worked as a developer, designer, business analyst, consultant and project manager. I’ve also been a trainer, an examiner for the British Computer Society’s International Systems Development Diploma schemes, a certified Assessor for the AIBA and contributed to various books and journals. I moved to Sydney in 2009 and subsequently engaged in various consultancy and training assignments as well as presenting sessions and workshops at industry events for organisations such as the Australian Computer Society, the IEEE, the IIBA and the Business Analysis World Conferences.

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Bryan Fenech

Bryan is an independent consultant, researcher and speaker, and Founder and Director of Building the Organisation of Tomorrow (www.oot.org) and PPM Intelligence (www.ppmintelligence.com). With 22 years project management experience, his specialties include organisational design for the knowledge economy, and program design to ensure that business transformation programs are set up for success in terms of goals, approach, capability and governance.

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Agnieszka Maria Gasperini

Agnieszka Maria Gasperini is a certified Project Manager (PMP & PMI -ACP) with 15- years experience in International Projects and is fluent 5 languages. Agnieszka is a past President of PMI Poland Chapter and is currently member of PMI’s international Board Volunteer Advisory Committee (BVAC). Agnieszka provides strategic and tactical aid in all aspects of project management including selecting and securing the optimal EU assistance program as well as all employees training and development.

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Madhu Goswami

Madhu is an internationally experienced project manager, with an impressive track record in successfully managing and delivering business and IT projects in Australia, USA, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. She has proven leadership skills with the demonstrated ability to plan and implement projects, manage teams and provide strategic direction. Her areas of expertise include business process re-engineering and implementing business and technological change within the finance and technology industries.

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Dr Stephen Grey

Stephen Joined Broadleaf In 1996. His work has spanned resources, infrastructure, construction, IT, communications, climate change, and public sector projects in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, South Africa, the Philippines, the USA and Canada. Stephen has a particular interest in modelling uncertainty in costs, schedules, cash flows and other metrics. He wrote one of the first books to describe project cost and schedule uncertainty modelling and has been at the forefront in developing modelling techniques ever since.

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Dr Cyril Jankoff

Dr Cyril Jankoff works in Australia and Asia as a consultant and speaker in contracting and has taught contract-type subjects since 1986. Cyril holds current legal and accounting practising certificates. He is on the Advisory Council of, and is the Australian contact for, the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM), a large US-based contract and commercial management organisation catering for the needs of both buyers and sellers.

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Jeff Kennett

Hon Jeff Kennett AC is one of Australia’s most recognisable political leaders and widely regarded as one of its strongest.
He entered the Victorian State Parliament in 1977 and was elected Leader of the Opposition in 1982. Currently Chairman and Director of a range of companies and Patron of a number of community organisations, he is most prominently the founding Chairman of beyondblue, and was for seven years President of the Hawthorn Football Club.

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Richard Lindner

Drawing from a strong background in Construction and Project management, Richard Lindner is an innovative, solution focused professional who brings technical, commercial and interpersonal competencies to support a range of feasibility, design, procurement, contract management and construction activities.

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Tayyab Maqsood

Associate Professor Tayyab Maqsood is a Deputy Head in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University. He has led the development and delivery of innovative undergraduate program in Project Management which is one of very few undergraduate program in Project Management globally.

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Shim Marom

Shim is a certified project (PMP) Programme (MSP) and Agile (ICAgile ICP) manager. He has nearly 30 years of Business IT experience and since 2000 as a project and program manager. Shim managed projects and programmes across a number of project disciplines (system integration, application development, data warehousing, vendor management and testing) and across a number of diverse industries (logistics, insurance, entertainment, manufacturing, telecommunication, finance, banking and government).

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Robert L. (Bob) McGannon

Bob is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, is a certified Executive Project Manager with IBM, and is a Certified Project Management Coach for the Boeing Corporation. He holds university degrees in Operations Research and Mathematics. Bob has had white papers and articles published internationally and was a contributing author to the books ‘ Advising Upward’ and ‘The Keys to Our Success: Lessons Learned from 25 of our Best Project Managers’.

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Daniel Musson

Daniel Musson is the inaugural Group CEO of the newly merged Australian Institute of Management.
The fireworks and celebrations that signalled the start of 2014 also signalled the historic merge of the previously state and territory run divisions of the Australian Institute of Management to form a truly national organisation after almost 75 years of history. Daniel’s role enables him to combine his corporate experience and entrepreneurism with his passion for management and leadership development.

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Ayten Ozenc

As the General Manager of Information Digital and Technology Portfolio Delivery Services at Australia Post, Ayten Ozenc is using her innovative style to enable the digital transformation of this 200 year old organisation. During her time at Australia Post Ayten has shaped and delivered the IDT Transformation Program, she has established enterprise governance frameworks for major projects and programs.

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Maria Palmer

Maria Palmer is APAC Senior Productivity Leader for GE Healthcare IT, responsible for implementation project control and developing strategies and leading projects to drive productivity and organisational readiness.
Maria has had roles managing Healthcare IT Service, Sales and Project Implementation, delivering cutting edge medical technology to care areas including Pathology, Radiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Critical Care, Obstetrics and Anaesthetics.

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Tony Payling

Tony Payling is a director and the founder of Calibre Business Integration. He has over 15 years’ experience in post-merger integration and business transformation programs for large Australian and multinational organisations, as well as federal and state government.

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Dominic (Dom) Price

Dominic (Dom) is currently Head of R&D Program Management at Atlassian with responsibilities spanning 5 global R&D centres. In a past life he has also been the GM Program Management for a global gaming company and a Director of Deloitte providing assurance and consulting services across the areas of project management, product management, IT systems and change management. His roles have spanned technology risk consulting, product development and program management, across businesses in beverage, telco, manufacturing, software development and gaming.

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Rona Puntawe Ptschelinzew

Rona Puntawe Ptschelinzew is a seasoned transformation consultant, trainer and coach. Over the last 15 years, she’s worked in Southeast Asia, USA and Australia in helping bring strategies to life across 20 organisations and with global consulting firms, KPMG and Ernst & Young. Rona is PMP certified and she currently serves on the Board of Directors of PMI Melbourne and was trained in the Global PMI Leadership Institute in Vancouver (2012), New Orleans (2013) and Rio De Janeiro (2014).

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Brad Purdy

Brad Purdy is a Project and Portfolio Management Solution Specialist at Microsoft Australia. Brad has a passion for the project management industry and for working with customers to enable them to be successful through the adoption of technology.

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Grant Purdy

Grant has worked in risk management for over 36 years, in over 25 countries and as a regulator, business manager and consultant. While now an Associate Director of Broadleaf, he previously was Group Manager of Risk Management at BHP Billiton. He has helped write many risk management handbooks including ISO 31000 and Guide 73.

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Jennifer Rebeiro

Jennifer is the Deputy CIO for Victoria Police where she is responsible for; IMT Strategy and Capability, Portfolio Governance, Enterprise Architecture and Organisational Change Management.

Prior to her current position she has managed a number of business and technology projects ranging across a diverse set of industries, from Banking and Finance, Transport, Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Government.

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Chintan Shah

Chintan Shah, PMP, Manager, PwC

Winner of the PMI Australia Young Project Manager of the Year award 2012-13, Chintan Shah has over a decade of experience providing leadership to a range of projects in government, health, technology, logistics, consulting and non-for-profit organisations.

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Marc Soester

Marc is the Managing Director of IPMO an organisation dedicated implementing Work, Project and Portfolio Management Solutions. He has a MBA, Computer Science Degree and Post Graduate Degree in Business Management.

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Haydn Thomas

Haydn’s record of achievement with developing and negotiating structured deliveries are based on his proven creative direction, passion for quality, delivering on promises and his professional approach. Coupled with exceptional communication skills and the ability to positively influence decisions, these provide the basis to achieving successful outcomes. Haydn has worked extensively in large international and domestic banks, government organisations, solution providers and start-up companies in defining and implementing structure, business solutions, leadership, change management, competency and coaching frameworks.

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Rob Thomsett

Rob Thomsett

Rob presents workshops and consulting in the areas of senior management I.T. issues, project management and team leadership to most major Australian organisations. His client-driven, agile approach to project management, self-managing teams and Software Quality Function Deployment has been adopted by a wide spectrum of Australian and international organisations. During his career, Rob has worked with Gerry Weinberg, Larry Constantine, Meiler Page-Jones and Ed Yourdon.

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Marjolein Towler

Marjolein (pronounced Mar‐Yolane) has over 26 years as Director of own consultancy company, Consultas Pty Ltd, with a client base from both the Corporate and Public Sectors. She is a qualified Information Designer, qualified Facilitator, certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Process Professional Champion (CPP‐Level 8), and Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) trained, with extensive experience in the development of project and operational management systems.

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Ricardo Triana, PMP

Ricardo Triana is an independent consultant in organizational project management for private and government organizations across the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He specializes in consulting and training about advanced project management topics as well as in Interpersonal Skills.
Mr. Triana is currently a member of PMI Board of Directors for 2010-2015 and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2014; he has served also as Vice-Chair during 2013 and chair of the Strategy Development and Oversight Committee during 2012.

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Kimberly Wiefling

Kimberly Wiefling helps organizations achieve what SEEMS impossible, but is merely difficult. A physicist by education, she realized long ago the limits of technology devoid of human skills – the so-called “touchy feely” aspects of working in teams so vital to success, and so frequently overlooked. Kimberly has worked globally with people from every corporate function, and from over 50 different countries. Her clients include many well-known global brands in diverse industries.

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Mark Wild

Mark served as Director of Projects and Technical Services for Public Transport Victoria, overseeing the design, development and implementation of a number of key projects across the Victorian public transport network.
He has held executive roles with a range of organisations based in the United Kingdom with global portfolios, including Managing Director at Invensys Rail Group – a leader in the supply of railway signalling and train control systems.
Mark has also provided strategic business support to a number of blue chip clients and contractors in the transportation and infrastructure sectors.

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Andrew Wilmore

Andrew joined the University in 2006, from a background in Project Management and IT consulting, and initially managed a $30m upgrade program for IT infrastructure. This also involved establishing new PMO capability and governance processes. In 2009 Andrew moved into his current role focusing on the links between strategy, portfolio planning and project delivery. For the past 12 months Andrew has been seconded to a major transformation project as the University lead on the IT stream.

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