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Project Manager : Project Manager Dec Jan 2013
6 Project Manager AIPM Board e AGM was held in Melbourne at the 2012 National Conference. e 2011-2012 Annual Report circulated to all Members prior to the AGM was adopted and the new Board of Directors was announced. e only election occur red in NSW; congratulations to Chris Mans eld, NSW Chapter President. e current Board of Directors is: • National President: David Hudson • National Directors: • Leh Simonelli • Trevor Alex • Steve Milner • ACT President: David Bryant • NSW President: Chr i sMans e l d • NT President: Brett Walker • Qld President: Mark Patch • SA President: Sami Abou-Hamdan • Tas President: Michael King • Vic President: M i chae l Ratc li e • WA President: Matt Tindall See page 42 for Directors', Chapter Presidents' and Chapter Coordinators' contact details. •NEWS e University of Sydney has received a $20 million donation from for mer WorleyParsons CEO John Grill. e largest single gift to an Australian university made by a living Australian, it will be used to establish the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership. "Project management and leadership skills are in short supply globally, and the centre will unite the strengths of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the University of Sydney Business School," said University Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence in an email to sta . "It will o er focused executive education, research and thought leadership to support the delivery of large- scale complex projects that will directly improve Australia's capacity to deliver innovative infrastructure development and economic growth." Grill explained that he also hoped the gift would improve the success rate of Australia's increasingly complex projects by giving senior executives the tools to lead them. "Improving the skills of the seniors executives responsible for delivering large projects at every level of society will bring considerable bene ts to us all," said Grill. Will project leadership education for senior executives improve the success rate of complex projects in Australia? Share your views with the AIPM LinkedIn Group. W: www.linkedin.com/ groups?gid=1952253 $20m boost to PM education International PM Day was celebrated by AIPM's NSW Chapter on 1 November with a breakfast seminar. At the event, two Fellows were inducted, two new corporate memberships were announced, and industry luminary Brian Kooyman spoke on the globalisation of PM. IPMD is a day of worldwide recognition of the many PMs and project teams in every industry across business, gover nment and non-pro t organisations, who contribute their time, energy and creativity to delivering products, ser vices and facilities that contribute to organisational success. e day encourages project-based organisations to recognise and demonstrate their appreciation for the achievements of PMs and their teams. e function started with a presentation of Fellowship certi cates to Yvonne Butler and Lesley Bentley in recognition of their exceptional contributions to AIPM and the profession over the years, including Lesley's time as NSW Chapter Councillor and National Vice President, and Yvonne's time on the AIPM Gover nance Committee. "Yvonne was involved in the development of AIPM's Governance Charter, strategic plans and the Balanced Scorecard Framework, and has inducted new board members to the governance charter," said AIPM NSW President Chris Mans eld. "Lesley has ser ved on the NSW Chapter Council, as National President and as Chair of the CPD Committee -- a role in which she led the development of the CPD points system. She represents NSW on the Assessor Panel, is a CPPD and holds a Masters in PM." Chris Mans eld presented Corporate Membership certi cates to Jenny Edwards and Louise Slabbert, who represented travel insurance provider Cover-more, and Brad Gri ths, Group General Manager, Human Resources at Tenix. Cover-more and Tenix join more than 180 existing corporate members with a combined total of more than 4000 individual AIPM members. Brian Kooyman provided attendees with a brief history of the growth of PM in Australia, citing the need for PM principles at mining projects with di cult access as a cause for the entrenchment of the profession by the 60s and 70s. He also spoke of the important role PM will play in the natural gas and renewable energy sectors in the near future. e informative breakfast w rapped up with a sweet treat as AIPM CEO Margie O'Tarpey and Chris Mans eld cut a lavish cake to celebrate. International Project Management Day Celebrations left-right: Chris Mansfield, Brian Kooyman, Yvonne Butler, Lesley Bentley, Margie O'Tarpey and Chivonne Algeo.
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