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
Major Road Projects Victoria
Larisa is a creative thinker who is energetic and driven, with broad media and communications experience working with key stakeholders in environments that are complex, fast moving and issues-rich. She has led both large and small teams throughout her career, in the media, transport and government sectors.
Larisa is currently Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement at Major Road Projects Victoria where she is responsible for leading the communications strategy for three Public Private Partnership programs of road upgrades – Suburban Roads Upgrade – across broader Melbourne, collectively worth $4 billion. Her main focus is demonstrating the community and economic benefits of these transformational upgrades.
Prior to this, Larisa was the Media Manager for the City of Melbourne, where she managed a team of media and social media staff while working closely with the Lord Mayor and his staff. She was also the Media and Communications Manager at Metro Trains for three years where she led all issues management, the organisational communications strategy and was the key media spokesperson. Earlier in her career, she also worked at Monash University and 3AW Radio as Derryn Hinch’s producer.
Larisa studied journalism at Monash University.
Lauren Williams joined Australian Unity in November 2012. In her role as General Manager, Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), she is responsible for the creation, development and management of the Enterprise Project Management Office. Core objectives include; development and maintenance of project management standards and assurance; definition of metrics and key performance indicators, management of enterprise activity reporting, development of project community capabilities and competencies and advocating for improved collaboration and coordination, to enable better enterprise wide utilisation and transparency of resource allocations (both people and capital).
Prior to joining Australian Unity, Lauren worked for NAB for 8 years, with her last role Senior Manager, Workflow, Collateral Management, Payments, Liquidity and New Zealand Operations for the asset servicing business.
Lauren holds an Executive MBA, as well as degrees in Economics (Hons), Commerce and Arts.
Kristen is an accomplished program and project manager with excellent strategic and commercial insights, complemented by strong relationship and stakeholder management skills. She works in partnership with senior leaders to identify, analyse and problem-solve complex business problems with a focus on defining and implementing high-quality, sustainable solutions.
Tina Paterson has worked across 9 industries and 12 countries in a variety of roles in Operations, Finance, HR, Process Improvement and Transformation. She has led departments of up to 300 people and has a passion for creating high-performing teams and transforming businesses for the benefit of customers, employees and the bottom line. She is a certified Lean and Six Sigma Master Black Belt from GE and holds a Master of Commerce from The University of Melbourne.
Tina is the Portfolio Management Office Director at Bupa Australia and New Zealand. Her team focuses on delivering the most important initiatives aligned with Bupa’s purpose of “longer, healthier, happier lives”. Outside work, Tina shares practical advice to help working Mums balance work, family and time for themselves through her website www.workingmumsvillage.com. She also loves spending time with her husband and 2 children, running, yoga, reading and travelling.
Department of Justice & Community Safety VIC
Tammy is a people focused senior leader with a history of achievement heading up complex, multi-site and multi-channel operations across dispersed locations within the higher education, corporate and government sectors. Effectively able to develop strategy and execute with an unwavering focus on the ‘customer’ and optimizing their experience and outcome. Able to superbly balance diverse stakeholder needs, tricky IR environments and challenging growth targets and financial imperatives.