Ian Sharpe appointed Interim National President of AIPM



National Director appointed interim president of AIPM following sudden resignation of Dr. Steve Milner

19 February 2015 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced the appointment of Ian Sharpe as Interim National President of AIPM following the resignation of Steve Milner. According to a notice sent out by AIPM Chief Executive Officer Yvonne Butler today:

150219-pmwj32-new-SHARPEIn accordance with our Constitution, the Board has followed a rigorous governance process in relation to succession planning. I am pleased to advise that as a result, Ian Sharpe MAIPM CPPD 4DN (pictured) has been appointed by the AIPM Board to the role of Interim National President, for the remaining period of the outgoing National President’s term.

Ian has been a member of the AIPM since 2006 and a National Director since 2013. His contributions to the AIPM in that time have been significant, including chairing the 2 year national review of the AIPM project and program standards, serving on the Professional Development Council and chairing the Governance Committee. On behalf of the Board I wish Ian all the best in his tenure as Interim National President.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our National President, Dr Steve Milner, who has tendered his resignation from the role of National President, effective immediately. Steve has distinguished himself in his extraordinary contribution to the AIPM during his term as National President. His decision is based on a need to focus on family and work and no longer being able to continue to commit the enormous time and energy required of this important volunteer role.

Steve has stated that he is comfortable making this decision at a time when the AIPM is in an extremely strong phase of its development cycle. He said “I am moving on at a time when we have appointed a new CEO, signed-off on our new strategic plan and firmed international relationships, in particular with IPMA. As a volunteer I have enjoyed every minute of my almost seven years on the AIPM Board, and I am comfortable that this move enables my successor to commence at the right time to help the AIPM continue to grow. I do wish the AIPM well, and I look forward to both seeing it flourish in the future as well as the profession of project management being realised”.

Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers’ Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years. AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors. AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism. AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More about AIPM at http://www.aipm.com.au/.

Source: AIPM