Queensland AIPM Chapter Forum and Awards Night (Project Management Update from Brisbane)


Project Management Report from Queensland

By Mary Martin

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Queensland Forum and Awards Night

Queensland AIPM Chapter recognizes regional Australian Institute of Project Management award winners

In the run up to the October National AIPM Conference, to be held in Tasmania, Australia’s most southern state capital, each Australian state runs an educational Forum and subsequent Awards night for their individual and corporate members.

Queensland’s event was held on August 20th. In addition to a generous number of industry sponsors, the day included the launch of a mentoring program as well as a Job & Pathways Fare to assist with employment opportunities for members transitioning out of downsizing industries, including mining.

With speaker presentations covering Queensland Reconstruction projects, after our recent years of devastating cyclone destruction; discussions on Building Capability within a major infrastructure organisation and the magnitude of engineering a framework to manage the recent G20 event held in Brisbane, there was plenty of daytime topic variety to interest the forum attendees.

The evening Awards event was a great success with a sell-out cocktail party at City Hall, with Award nominees clearly highlighting Queensland’s expertise in project management as well as confirming our talent for enjoying a great night out.

At state level, Awards were contested in categories including Construction/Engineering, Defence/Aerospace, ICT Telecommunications, Organisation/Change Management to name a few, culminating in the premier awards of Project & Program Manager of the Year. These worthy award winners will now compete with the other 7 states and territories for national recognition and ultimately a chance to be celebrated internationally through a number of auspices including the International Project Management Association.

We now eagerly anticipate the National Conference in Hobart where Queensland expects to hold up its reputation for batting above their weight in regard to our national Award haul.

See below for regional award winners (based on AIPM QLD press release ).


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About the Author


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Primal Solutions
Brisbane, QLD, Australia



Mary Martin is Business Manager/Facilitator, project management consultant, and business advisor at Primal Solutions in Brisbane, Australia. She also serves as an international correspondent for the PM World Journal in Australia

Born and educated in Sydney, Australia, Mary came to project management by the accidental route.   After a corporate life in Finance and Executive General Management, Mary developed an enviable reputation in business consulting, assisting clients with issues ranging from Business to Boardroom communications, to substantial HR transformation and commercial bid management.

Whilst undertaking a long term consulting role she was obliged to take on responsibility for the project management of local and international projects developing an abiding interest in project and program management improvement, which now sees her exclusively advising in this challenging environment.

Mary is actively involved with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), currently as a Councillor for their Queensland Chapter. Mary is also an inaugural member of AIPM’s special interest group Women in Project Management, which seeks to support and educate women who are growing a career in this always exciting discipline. Mary’s tertiary qualifications include Bachelor’s degree, Commerce in Accounting and Bachelor’s degree, Business in HR & Marketing.

Primal Solutions provides project management training solutions, maturity benchmarks, methodology consulting, AIPM certification, PMO Gateway reviews, project HR strategy assessments and recruitment services, corporate skills audits and other services for Australian and organizations in the Asia Pacific region. For information about Primal Solutions, visit http://www.primalsolutions.com.au/

Mary Martin can be contacted at [email protected]