External Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board comprises a select group of industry professionals experienced in project management. Throughout the year we consult with the board who provide guidance on the direction and development of our programs. The board members’ unique insight and experience gives us valuable industry and business feedback, ensuring our programs are timely and relevant.

Patrick Shearman B.Comm (Hons), MSc, MBCS - HCF

General Manager, Information Management
Patrick is General Manager, Information Management of HCF Australia since his appointment in June 2004. Patrick has twenty years experience in information technology. He has senior management experience in information technology primarily in the development and support of systems in the financial services industry.


Richard Hughes-Narborough B.App.Sc.(Inf), MACS, PMP - IBM

Executive Project Manager
Richard Hughes-Narborough is an Executive Project Manager for IBM based in Sydney. Richard has over twenty years experience in information technology and has project management experience in financial, banking, telecomunications and industrial business sectors. His current role is focussed on the support and development of IBM project managers across the Asia Pacific region.


Karlton Dsylva

OTR Manager, GE Healthcare ANZ
Karlton has been with GE Healthcare for more than 15 years. Karlton is an Engineer by qualification and he started as an Engineer with GE. Karlton has held many top positions within GE Healthcare like Sales Account manager, Technical operations manager for ANZ, Six Sigma Master Black Belt for GE ANZ - to name a few. For the last five years Karlton has been the OTR projects manager for Australia and New Zealand.


David Maunsel

Senior Executive Accenture Financial Services
David is a Senior Executive in Accenture’s Financial Services practice in Sydney, he has a broad working knowledge of Capital Markets, Registry Services, Retail Lending and information technology within Financial Services, with significant experience sharing this information with senior executives.

David has significant experience across the following fields;
Transformational Program Management,
Enterprise and Information Architecture,
IT Infrastructure Architecture (including Operational Architecture),
Service Management, and Information Security.

Prior to joining Accenture David was the Internet and Security Architect at the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia


Mike Salah B.Sci (Civil Eng), GCBA, CPE Aust

Director PricewaterhouseCoopers
Mike is a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney where he is a member of the Advisory - Performance Improvement Consulting team. Mike has over 20 years of project management experience and is a leading specialist in the Government Gateway Process, Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK), AS/NZS 4360 Risk Management Standard, Project Management Advice, Project Management Training, Project Risk Management Advice, Risk Management Training, Enterprise wide risk management, Project/program risk management, and Portfolio execution and prioritisation.

His experience includes work across a vast array of industries including:
Government (Defence, Rail, Roads, Taxation and Ports)
Manufacturing & Energy (BHP, Boral, CSR, Comalco, Origin, EA)
Telecoms & Media (Optus, Fairfax)


Scott Gorman BCST

Consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers
Scott is a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney where he is a member of the Advisory - Performance Improvement Consulting team. Scott specialises in the areas of Project Management, Portfolio Execution and Prioritisation, Risk Management and Project Management Office.

His work experiences include helping a large pharmaceutical company to execute and prioritise their portfolio, helping organisations to increase their project management maturity, assisting government organisations to assess risk on large capital works projects, and lecturing Risk Management at two major universities.


Matthew Kuti MITM

IT Consultant IBM
Matthew Kuti is a past graduate at the University of Sydney with a Masters degree in Information Technology Management. He was ranked 1st in his master's course for 2006, and was subsequently awarded a university scholarship in 2007. Matthew's Master's thesis, supervised by Dr Liaquat Hossain, and titled "CordNet – Towards a Distributed Behavioural Model for Emergency Response Coordination" was presented at the HCSNet-HxI conference: Human Issues in Interaction and Interactive Interfaces Sept 2007.

The research looked at developing and validating a model for assessing coordination efficiency within complex and distributed organisational networks. In 2008, Matthew joined IBM Australia and has gone on to perform critical project roles in testing and development in order to develop a holistic understanding of the development lifecycle to ultimately reach his goal of project management. In his short time with IBM, Matthew has been recognised as a standout contributor for his commitment and dedication by both IBM Australia and the project client. As a result, Matthew was presented with an award from the respective organisations for his achievements.


Mike Thackray

Safety, Environment & Systems Executive, Project & Construction Management, PB
Mike is a chartered civil engineer with a masters degree in coastal engineering and construction management.

He has 38 years experience in Australia, the UK and the Middle East on major highway, port & harbour works, airport, materials handling, rail, contaminated site remediation and sporting infrastructure projects.

These include:
Hume Highway Road and Bridge Construction, Dubai Dry Dock Design, Jebel Ali Port Construction Dubai, Sydney Airport Third Runway Construction, Newcastle Airport Expansion Planning,Kooragang Coal Terminal Expansion Construction, Rockdale Station Interchange Construction, Sydney Olympics 2000 Construction, Energy Australia Stadium Construction, Newcastle,BHP Billiton Sediment Remediation Project Planning, Hunter River South Arm Newcastle, BHP Steelworks Iron Ore, Berth Upgrade to Multipurpose Facility Newcastle

He has worked as a public servant, consultant, contractor and specialist advisor. His roles have included Resident Engineer, Design Manager, Contract Administrator, Quality Manager, Lead Auditor, Project Manager & Project Director. Mike is Chair of the Project Management Branch, NSW Division, Association of Consulting Engineers Australia and Vice Chair NSW Division Committee.

He is a past chairman of the Maritime Panel, Institution of Engineers Australia, Sydney Division and the International Marina Institute's South Pacific Chapter. He is also a keen yachtsman, golfer, bodyboarder and snow skier.

His current role is Safety, Environment & Systems Executive for Parsons Brinckerhoff's National Project and Construction Management Group.