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Governance required in major projects (AFR, 17 January 2014) Subscription required

Marc Vogts

Research by project management consultants Caravel undertaken in 2012-2013 has estimated cost overruns on projects average 40 per cent, with an estimated $30 billion in capital lost annually because projects are not completed on time or on budget. Marc Vogts, John Grill Centre speaks to the the need for governance and education on governance. Read more


Centre will fill gaps in leadership - Santos (The Australian , 5 October 2013)
Santos

The human resources head of mining giant Santos says a new national centre for project leadership will help fill a deep skills gap in management candidates able to run major projects.

"Project leadership is a big gap; this country for the last few years has been riding on the back of mega projects, but we really didn't have the history around mega project leadership," Coventry says. "That centre is actually going to be critical for this country, but also be a nice feeder for some of the other countries in Asia." Read more


Leaders wanted as project management gets a promotion (BRW, 9 October 2013) Subscription required
Schroffel

Being in charge of a project needs more than technical competence; leaders must consider the broader strategic context Leo D’Angelo Fisher reports. Read more Subscription required


Industry leaders support centre – Inaugural Roundtable Dinner – 25 September 2013
Grill Centre

The John Grill Centre hosted its inaugural roundtable dinner on 25 September 2013. Guests included The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Leigh Clifford, Chair, Qantas and Bechtel, Ged Kearney, President, ACTU, Catherine Livingstone, Chair, Telstra, and John Mulcahy, Chair, Coffey International and Mirvac. View dinner photo gallery


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