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Our alumni

Meet John Grill Centre alumni

Our alumni are project executives and industry leaders responsible for some of Australia’s most significant major projects.

Alumni


Becky Wood

Becky Wood
Executive Director, Fleet Program Delivery
Transport for New South Wales

Becky recently completed the Executive Leadership in Major Projects program. She is an experienced leader of a range of complex and significant rail major programmes, working prevoiusly in the United Kingdom working on Thameslink and the Intercity Express Program. In her current role as Executive Director, Fleet Program Delivery with Trasnport for NSW. 

We speak to Becky about her current portfolio of project ands how the ELMP program learnings has supported her to build her team and work practices to deliver projects better.
 


Fiona Mahony

Fiona Mahony
General Manager, Strategy  & Solutions
Telstra Wholesale

Fiona joined the first cohort of the Executive Leadership in Major Projects with participants from across Australia, Singapore and the United States.

We talked to Fiona directly to hear about her learning experiences and the impact of the ELMP program on her work practices

Inspired by the ELMP Fiona has undertaken further study at the University of Sydney. She recently completed a Global Executive MBA, which involved study in Bangalore, India, Silicon Valley, US, and Cambridge, UK.


Miles Vass
Deputy Director-General Infrastructure Management and Delivery
Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland

Miles Vass completed the Executive Leadership in Major Projects program in 2016 and has since taken on the role of Deputy Director-General Infrastructure Management and Delivery with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland.

Previously, Miles was General Manager for Program Delivery and Operations. Miles was responsible for delivering Transport and Main Roads’ (TMR) capital funded projects, reconstruction projects, maintenance and preservation projects, and infrastructure works and services across the state.

During his 33 years with TMR, Miles has achieved a track record in forecasting improved and sustainable business practices that are focused on timely delivery and value for money transport systems (infrastructure) outcomes. Miles recently oversaw the State Government’s reconstruction program of Queensland’s transport infrastructure following the unprecedented natural disaster events of over the past 5 years. The reconstruction program – the largest of its kind in Queensland’s history – began in February 2011 and involved reconstructing an unprecedented 8,741km of state roads across the state, and more than 1,700 structures, including bridges and culverts. The 4-year program delivered more than $6.4 billion in reconstruction works statewide, achieved savings of over $400 million and finished 6 months ahead of schedule.