Chair Organising Committee
Kym Henderson has over twenty years of achievement, to formally recognized high standards, following an IT career change. His broad ranging career covers Project and Program Management, Program Management Office, Software Quality Assurance Management and Project Planning and Control across multiple industry sectors including Government, Commercial IT, Telecommunications, Defence, Manufacturing, Utilities and some Banking and Financial Services.
He is the Chair of the PGCS Ltd which was established in 2019 to carry out more effectively the various activities of the PGCS. Kym was instrumental in re-establishing the PGCS as the regular annual project and program management governance and controls event held in Canberra from 2013.
He is also the Convenor and Project leader of ISO TC258 WG12 which is developing the ISO EVM Guidance standard and previously a core writing team member of ISO TC 258 WG7 which developed the ISO EVM standard (21508:2018) published in 2018. Kym was instrumental in ISO 21508:2018 being adopted (with modifications) as Australia’s national EVM standard AS4817-2109.
He was a core team member for the PMI Earned Value Management (EVM) Global Practice Standard 2nd edition project published in October 2011. Kym had primary responsibility for Chapter 5 “Develop Schedule” and Appendix D “Schedule Analysis Using EVM Data”.
Kym was also the first non-US national elected to office at the Washington DC based College of Performance Management (CPM) as Vice President of Research and Standards in 2009, concluding his tenure as Executive Vice President in 2019. Previously he was the Education Director of PMI Sydney Chapter from 2003 to 2007.
Kym is a leading Earned Schedule researcher and Subject Matter Expert and has extensive experience utilising EVM and associated techniques on projects of various sizes and complexity in the commercial and defence industry sectors.
Patrick is the Managing Director of Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd. His consultancy work encompasses:
- developing and presenting project management training courses;
- representing Australia on ISO TC258 as the national lead for the development of ISO 21503,
Guidance on the governance project program and portfolio management, as well as contributing to other
standards projects and committees;
- developing and advising on project schedules and the development of internal project control
systems for client organisations;
- managing the world-wide launch of the Stakeholder Circle® methodology and software tool.
Patrick a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Chartered Institute of Building. He is a trained Mediator and an experienced Negotiator; and has been a member of the AIPM, APM (UK) and PMI for over 25 years.
Stacey Wehmeier, leads the Project Controls Practice for Synergy Group, a government focussed consultancy firm based in Canberra. Stacey has over 20 years of experience in Defence, following on from a 9 year career in the banking, electricity and insurance sectors. Stacey has led teams undertaking quality assurance, software estimation, cost estimation and assurance, project controls, reform implementation and policy development, and she is passionate about the development of the project controls profession in Australia.
Prior to joining Synergy, Stacey led a large team implementing major reform in Project Controls in the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) in the Department of Defence. She is also a member of the International Cost Estimation Analysis Association (ICEAA) and serves on the Canberra Chapter Board as the Public Officer.
Stacey holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management, a Certificate in Psychology, a Graduate Diploma in IT (Hardware), a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics) and is a Certified Business Relationship Manager. In her spare time, together with her husband she breeds and shows Bullmastiffs and has been very successful across 18 years of experience with the breed. The commitment to the breed extends to being active in Bullmastiff Rescue Australia and undertaking successful rehoming of Bullmastiffs needing the support of rescue.
Raphael M Düa researcher, innovator and writer of Critical Path software, Forensic Project Controls and Governance as a project management practitioner, a long career that includes 20 years teaching at the School of Architecture, Planning and Building - University of Melbourne and 4 years a member of the Medicine, Health Sciences and Nursing Faculty - Monash University as well as three years with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
With a proven record of accomplishment and performance on major defence projects spanning from Oberon and Collins Class submarines, Anzac frigates as well as F-111 maintenance over many years he has good team leadership qualities, complemented by excellent communication skills; committed, confident with determination to complete tasks successfully good at making tough decisions to the benefit of projects quickly and works to deliver on promises.
Has pioneered a number of project management innovations, including the Ladder Methodology and Location Based Resource Planning, has written widely on the use of CPM in construction and in Earned Value Performance Management and Resource Scheduling.
Andrew Butt is a multi-skilled public servant with over 11 years’ experience leading teams in the development of major complex project cost and schedule estimates, within the Department of Defence. He is passionate about the integration of cost, risk and schedule within the modelling process and strives to promote the benefits of probabilistic cost modelling in order to change the nature of the conversations around affordability of projects early in the project life cycle.
Prior to joining the Department of Defence Andrew had a wide range of experience in the public and private sectors, including supply chain support and analysis, data analysis, operations management, accounts receivable and retail management. This broad generalist background, when coupled with his project controls experience, enables Andrew to look at problems from every angle and share his many lessons learned.
Outside of work Andrew pursues his love of leading small teams and sharing knowledge by volunteering as a Joey Scout Leader, Group Leader and a member of the Scouts Australia National Training Team. Andrew develops curriculums and helps train new leaders as they come into the scouting community. Andrew also promotes cost estimation and project controls in the wider community as Secretary of ICEAA (Canberra Chapter).
Dr Keith Joiner, CSC, joined the Air Force in 1985 and became an aeronautical engineer, project manager and teacher over a 30 year career before joining the University of New South Wales in 2015 as a senior lecturer in test and evaluation. From 2010 to 2014 he was the Director-General of Test and Evaluation for the Australian Defence Force where he was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross. Dr Joiner has an MSc in Aerospace Systems Engineering with Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, a PhD in Calculus Education and a Masters of Management. In previous roles he was a design engineer for aircraft and missiles, a project engineering manager, a chief engineer for several aircraft types, and an air base commander. In 2009 he did wartime service in Baghdad for the Multi-National Force Iraq where he was awarded a United States Meritorious Service Medal for his work developing drawdown plans. He is a Certified Practising Engineer and a Certified Practising Project Director.
Dr Lynda Bourne PMP, FAIM, is an international authority on project communication, stakeholder engagement and the Stakeholder Circle® visualization tool. She works with organizations globally to manage change through managing the relationships essential for successful delivery of organizational outcomes. Lynda has presented these ideas at conferences and seminars in Europe, Russia, Asia, North and South America, and Australia to audiences from the IT, construction, defence and mining industries. Her first book, now in 2nd edition, Stakeholder Relationship Management was published in 2009, the second, Advising Upwards in 2011. She has also contributed to books on stakeholder engagement, and has published papers in many academic and professional journals.
Consec – Conference and Event Management is a privately owned professional conference organising company, based in Canberra (established in 1995), providing conference and event management services to association, corporate and government clients. Consec applies their expertise in conference and event management by applying the principles of project management to develop a detailed project plan for all our events.