Lead by Example Consulting
Katherine Robertson is a dynamic leadership coach, who thrives in guiding her clients to realise their true potential and produce the results they desire in every aspect of life. Katherine has over twenty years of experience within retail, construction, project management (planning and productivity), and product development, across organisations such as Spotlight Retail Group, Project: House to Home, Albi Imports and is a recognised Meta DynamicTM facilitator. Katherine’s ability to develop strategic meaningful relationships with stakeholders and people has made the difference to her long term success in her career progression and projects. In her spare time, Katherine volunteers for Women in Design & Construction and other women oriented associations and follows her passion to enable women to find equilibrium in male dominated industries. Katherine’s strength lies in inspiring all clients to clarify their identity, live life by design, simplify plans, use measurable outcomes & daily actions to contribute to success.
I am an outcomes driven project professional with extensive experience in the delivery of business outcomes across the end-to-end financial services lifecycle. I enjoy working with senior executives to take strategy to execution and have worked in Asset Management, Advice, Wealth Management and Banking.
My current role is to lead the execution of the decision by AMP to divest it’s life insurance business. My role encompasses Board reporting, governance process with both the buyer and seller as well as core project office functions. I am responsible for working with all aspects of delivery to ensure we can complete the transaction within legal, regulatory, time and cost boundaries.
My most recent prior roles were to lead the Projects Practice (500+ people) and to lead the Enterprise Project Office (~$450m annual spend). This has included a significant management responsibility and strategic change of offshore resources.
Transport for NSW
Fiona Love was seconded to TfNSW in August 2012 to assist in establishing organisational development functions following an extensive career within the transport industry and education sector. She is an experienced senior manager with a proven record in strategic change management and educational leadership.
Since 2004, she was the Director of Training and Development at Sydney Ferries where she was responsible for driving development of key operational and safety capabilities. She has extensive experience in and a passion for designing and implementing capability development solutions needed to achieve business objectives and meet compliance obligations. Currently Fiona has been appointed as Principal Manager, Capability Services, Organisational Development TfNSW.
In this role Fiona leads a team of capable and talented OD professionals who work in the business to build the capability required to ensure customers have access to world class transport services.
Fiona holds a Master of Arts Degree as well as Diplomas in Education and Training & Assessment.
The University of Sydney
Professor Lynn Crawford is the Director of the Project Management Program at The University of Sydney, Australia, Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, School of Management (UK) and Honorary Adjunct Professor at Bond University. For over twenty years, Lynn worked with leading corporations and government agencies, assisting them in developing organizational project and program management capability and facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practices through a global system of project management knowledge networks.
Ongoing research includes project and program management and leadership competence, leadership of business change, disaster management and differences in project management practices across project types and industries. Lynn provided the Australian contribution to an internationally conducted project on The Value of Project Management, focusing on governance, and results of other completed research projects have been published by PMI as Project Categorization Systems: Aligning Capability with Strategy for Better Results, Situational sponsorship of projects and programs: an empirical review; Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice, Project Management and Organizational Change and Best Industry Outcomes.
Dr Crawford has been actively engaged in the development of global standards for project management since the late 1990s and has been instrumental in the formation of the Global Alliance for the Project ProfessionS (GAPPS). She is an Honorary Fellow of the APM and recipient of the Sir Monty Finniston award for lifetime achievement in contributing to project management practice and research; Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management; Honorary Fellow of IPMA; formerly Co-Vice Chair of the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center and recipient of the 2011 IPMA Research Achievement Award.
Professor Crawford has contributed chapters to key texts in project management including the Wiley Management of Projects Resource Book and the 4th Edition of the Gower Handbook of Project Management.
Department of Planning, Industry & Environment NSW
A results and delivery focussed project professional with over 15 years of experience delivering a diverse range of projects in the property industry working with public and private organisations. A motivated project leader with strong ethics and integrity supported by the successful achievement of multiple high value and sensitive projects.
Experienced and highly capable in all facets of project delivery including, project planning, problem solving, contract management, communications and media, design and construction management, time and cost management, property due diligence.
Finalist 2016 NSW Premier’s Awards
Department of Education
Australian Taxation Office
Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Planning QLD
Michele is an experienced Senior Officer in government with strong leadership acumen driving meaningful change in ICT. She achieves results from her strength and experience in senior portfolio/program and project management coupled with strong staff management experience. Social and Community Housing experience gained at the coal face and in senior management roles ensures client centric outcomes in all the work she delivers. Michele has a passion for social justice, equality and women supporting women. As a certified practising project and program Director currently managing a team delivering numerous large scale multi-million dollar government initiatives, Michele delivers innovative and strategic direction and leadership in organisational planning, program delivery and benefits management. Managing a PMO in addition to project delivery requires a clear focus on good governance, accountability and transparency. Michele’s strategic planning and client centric focus can bridge the gap between client needs, business requirements and technology improvements. Michele drives results through establishing and maintaining successful, energetic and rewarding relationships across all sectors of business and espouses her communication and networking skills as the ‘tools for executive success’. Michele combines her public sector experience with that of supporting her husband running an engineering company, providing a grounding environment to challenge project deliverables, values and costs. Michele is a dynamic, resilient and capable board member who relishes challenges and looks for innovation in every staff member and in every opportunity.
Knight Frank Australia
Claire has over 15 years experience in the property industry. She started her career in the Corporate Real Estate team of Royal & Sunalliance in the UK before joining CB Richard Ellis in 2002. After relocating to Australia in 2004, she continued to work for CB Richard Ellis, before joining DTZ in 2008. She joined Knight Frank as Director of Project Management and Building Consultancy in 2011 where she led the Project Management team in NSW. She is now Head of Division of Project Management and Building Consultancy for Knight Frank in Queensland.
Her expertise ranges from the management of base building refurbishment work, corporate fitouts to providing strategic planning and Workplace advice. She has worked for clients such as AMP, Dexus, City Freeholds, Goodman, Barclays Global Investors, Macquarie Bank, Canon Australia, SAP Australia, Rabobank, Fujitsu, Nestlé, Vistaprint and Singtel Optus.
Department of Education QLD
Major Road Projects Victoria
Department of Justice & Community Safety VIC
Department of Home Affairs