The 3rd Public Sector PMO Leadership conference will bring together senior public sector leaders to share their challenges, expertise and lessons learnt on how to effectively lead strategic improvement in project, program and portfolio management.
- Align benefits management & realisation with strategy
- Improve risk management
- Communicate organisational value
- Improve transfer of knowledge & capability
- Boost team agility & adapt to rate of change
- Federal Departments & Agencies
- State Departments & Agencies
- Local Councils
- Local Health Districts
- Project/Program/Portfolio Management Offices
- Enterprise PMOs
- ICT PMOs
- Capital/Business/Strategic Projects
- Project/Program/Portfolio Management & Delivery
- Project Planning, Governance & Performance
- Organisational Transformation & Change Management
Attend to learn:
- Align benefits management & realisation with strategic direction
- Improve transfer of knowledge & team capability
- Adapting to rate of change & boosting team agility
New Zealand Treasury
Hedy has over 25 years’ experience across private and public sector organisations in a wide variety of roles covering project management, ICT strategy, compliance, assurance, security, network operations and governance. This experience was primarily obtained within the telecommunications industry, and she has also worked within the insurance industry and at a large ICT provider. This has given her valuable insights into how effective portfolio, programme and project management disciplines can contribute to an organisation’s strategic objectives, and the potential impacts that result when they fail.
Hedy is currently a Senior Adviser within the Investment Management and Asset Performance team of the New Zealand Treasury. This team is responsible for oversight of the government’s investment management system which includes monitoring major projects, investment reviews, business case reviews, and looking after the Government investment portfolio. Hedy is passionate about ensuring that compliance is made simple, governance is appropriately sized and that pragmatism is applied.
International Centre for Complex Management
Western Sydney University
The Board of Trustees elected Professor Peter Shergold AC as its chair and the University’s new Chancellor in 2010. His term began on 1 January 2011 and has recently been extended until December 2020.
Peter received a B.A. Hons (First Class) in Politics and American Studies from the University of Hull; an M.A. in History at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle; and a PhD in Economics from London School of Economics.
He is active in education. He chairs the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. He was chair of the TEQSA Advisory Council. He now chairs the Commonwealth’s Higher Education Standards Panel.
Peter was made a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) for public service on Australia Day 1996 and was presented with the Centenary Medal in 2003. In 2007, he received Australia’s highest award, the Companion in the Order of Australia (AC) for service to the community.
QLD Department of Education & Training
Taka is a dynamic strategy and project leader with extensive experience across private, public and not-for-profit sectors. His areas of expertise include strategy execution, performance improvement, building program and project management capability, creating PMOs and business model design.
Taka thrives on cutting through complexity to help organisations make the right strategic choices and create value for their customers. He aligns decision making across portfolios, programs and projects to achieve performance improvement.
He has a strong record in delivering programs and projects, including one that won a national excellence award in business model design.
Taka has recently established a customer-led practice to mature strategy execution across a department with a workforce of over 85,000 people.
NSW Department Planning & Environment
A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management with extensive leadership experience leading Asia Pacific functions within large and respected British and American multinationals (direct report up to 200), and executive positions within the Australian Commonwealth Government and the NSW State Government.
Previous government experience includes Country Program Manager, South South East Asia (Executive Level position) within the International Group of the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Government; Portfolio Manager for a large portfolio of projects within RailCorp; and Principal Manager (Senior Transport Services) at Transport for New South Wales.
A Law graduate who also holds a Master of Science, an MBA, a Master of Electronic
Commerce, a Certified Government Auditing Professional accreditation from the Institute of internal Auditors, Certified Practitioner Risk Manager from Risk Management Institute of Australia, highly recognised MCIPS accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and Associate CPA from the Chartered Practising Accountant.
Specialist skills include project, program and portfolio management with accreditations as Certified Practising Project Director, Certified Program Director and a Certified Practising Portfolio Executive. Also hold PRINCE2 Practitioner and MSP certifications.
Previous portfolio management experience includes establishing and overseeing a capital expenditure portfolio office of over $7.6 billion per year and delivery of a 560-project program with more than 1 billion in capital outlay (nearly $300million per annum in direct spend).
Currently working as Director Portfolio Office to coordinate and support the delivery of Premier’s affordable housing agenda comprised about 250 projects with funding in excess of $2 billion. Previous to current role, worked as Chief Audit Executive and A/Executive Director, Governance and Performance within the department for nearly 1.5 years managing a team of 30 reporting to Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operation Officer.
Committed to public sector values with a strong belief in the purpose of the public sector to make positive changes in people’s lives.
Passionate about building high performing and highly motivated teams and supporting my supervisors to the best of my ability.
Pledge Consulting – Helping you build better PMOs
Pledge Consulting specialise in the development and management of high performing PMOs across
a variety of industry types and in both public and private sector environments.
We can help you build your first PMO or help you get back on track and demonstrating value to the
Exec month after month. Regardless of your current maturity level we can help you do more.
We have a dedicated scheduling practice that will assist you in building your integrated master
schedule, develop your resource forecasting tool or just help you get better at planning basics.
Not sure if a project is really the organisation’s top priority? Let us help you with modelling and
portfolio decision making.
Do you know if your projects are getting the intended results? We can provide the framework and
support you need to report with certainty on project outcomes.
Project/Program Portfolio Pulse Check
Our 16-point Pulse Check will shine a light on the areas where you are strong as well as the areas
where improvements can be made to uplift project delivery performance.
We can help with these issues or any other Project Management related roadblocks.
What People Are Saying
“As a sponsor, I had delegates calling me the day after the conference”Pledge Consulting & Sponsor of the Public Sector PMO Leadership conference 2017
“The Public Sector PMO Leadership conference provided an excellent opportunity to network with and learn from PMO leaders, industry experts and impassioned project practitioners across a broad range of industries.”Director EPMO, University of Melbourne, Public Sector PMO July 2017 attendee
Date: 17 Jul 2017 By: Stephen Davies
There are several reasons why an organisation might choose to take a systematic approach to benefits management. A methodical approach to benefits management can assist the project owner to clearly articulate the proposed problem or opportunity and achieve project outcomes. It can inform project investment decision-making and project design, and it can form the basis …
Date: 8 Jun 2017 By: Jordon Sims
The demands of today’s rapidly changing global business environment present organisations with increasingly complex strategic and operational challenges. Staying competitive calls for the effective management of projects and programs, which drive all organisational change. Successful organisations recognise the benefits of disciplined project delivery: lower costs, greater efficiencies, improved customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater competitive …
Date: 29 May 2017 By: Brian Dixon
In the past 10 years, I have been the lead on the establishment of three PMOs (Project Management Offices); two were in the private sector and I’m currently undertaking the third for a Public Sector organisation. When I first started this journey as a PM over 35 years ago, I was lost with no PM …
Date: 22 May 2017 By: Jessica Farrelly
More organisational projects are meeting their objectives and being completed within budget compared to five years ago, according to the 2017 Pulse of the Profession report. The global Project Management Institute (PMI) survey of project management professionals charts current and future project management trends. Despite progress in the completion of projects, it found that organisations …
Endorsers & Media Partners
Australian Institute of Project Management
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the premier, longest-serving body for project management in Australia. With over 10,000 members, we are recognised by Australian business, industry and government as the key promoter, developer and leader in project management professionalism.
AIPM is the second-largest member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), as well as the secretariat of the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm), an organisation initiated by the AIPM in early 2010.
Project Management Institute
Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.
We advance careers, improve organizational success and further mature the profession of project management through our globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities.