Brian Kooyman, Australian Project Management Leader, 1948 – 2013


1 July 2013 – Sydney, Australia – KOOYMAN, Brian Roger Kooyman, globally-respected project management leader, passed away suddenly in Adelaide on Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Beloved husband of Jennifer. Adored father of Penelope and Veronica. Future father-in-law to Michael. Cherished friend to many. A much respected mentor in his professional community.  A greatly valued Director of Tracy Brunstrom Hammond Pty Ltd. Aged 65 Years. (From Sydney Morning Herald.)

brian-kooymanFrom the tribute published by Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond, Sydney: Brian joined Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond Pty Limited (TBH) in October 1977 as a Senior Consultant and became a Director in 1986, he was appointed as Managing Director of the TBH Group of companies in March 1995 and held the position until 2008.

He provided strategic and project management advice on key public projects including the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Star City Casino and the Darling Harbour Redevelopment to name a few.

He was internationally recognised for his expertise, and was the Director of Global Business for TBH International. He was a keynote speaker at project management conferences across the world and was an Adjunct Professor of Project Management at UTS (NSW) and Honorary Associate at The School of Government at the University of Sydney and Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Business Curtin University of Technology WA.

Brian was one of the founding members of the Australian Institute of Project Management in 1989 and throughout the years provided significant contributions to the development and finalisation of the National Competency Standards for Australia.

He was the National President and Chair of the Professional Affairs Committee of AIPM and was awarded the title of Master Project Director, he held the honorary positions including the Chair of the Council of Fellows (AIPM), Chair of the Ethics Review Committee (PMI) and the Chair of the Global Council for Project Management (PMI).

He is survived by his wife Jenny and daughters Penny and Veronica.

Editor’s note: Brian Kooyman was a dear friend and global advisor for PM World and the PM World Journal.  We will publish a tribute to him in the August edition.  Anyone wishing to contribute a paragraph or two about Brian, please contact [email protected]