The ICCPM International Roundtable Report, Project Leadership: The game changer in large scale complex projects was launched in Canberra on the 13th June. Senior defence and industry representatives braved the early morning Canberra weather to attend the briefing and gain insights into how they can improve the performance of large scale complex projects.
Mr Shane Fairweather, First Assistant Secretary Helicopter Systems / Acting First Assistant Secretary Procurement and Contracting, CASG, shared his experience of leading complex projects in industry and defence. He stressed the need for effective communication and the ability of a leader to shift between structured processes and creativity to realise opportunities. His experience is reflected in the findings of the report.
Our Series Partner Event in Sydney was held on the 18th June. The keynote speaker for the event was Mr Sam Sangster, CEO for Western City & Aerotropolis Authority. Sam shared his experience of delivering large infrastructure projects and stressed the importance of building strong relationships with the community. He identified this as the difference between delivering an asset and delivering a successful project.
Our thanks go to our series partner, The John Grill Centre for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney, our Series Sponsor, CASG, and all our event sponsors.