17 Oct 2016

Kathryn Campbell CSC awarded Honorary Fellowship of AIPM

Kathryn Campbell CSC awarded Honorary Fellowship of AIPM

‚ÄčKathryn Campbell CSC has been announced as the eighth Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) on the opening day of the 2016 AIPM Inaugural Regional Conference in conjunction with IPMA at the Hilton Sydney. 

Secretary Campbell was recognised by Australia's peak industry body for project management for her conspicuous and meritous service to the profession of project management whilst in her role as Secretary of the Department of Human Services. She was appointed to the role by the Commonwealth Government on 7 March 2011, and in that time has overseen the delivery of major government projects and programs including Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support as well as a number of other smaller Commonwealth government programs.

Secretary Campbell joins Telstra CEO Andy Penn (last year's appointment as Honorary Fellow) as the only Australian-based Honorary Fellows of the AIPM, and in her role as an Honorary Fellow will continue to advocate for the profession of project management and good project management within government.

Prior to her current appointment, Kathryn was the Deputy Secretary, Tertiary, Youth and International at the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 2010 to 2011.

Kathryn also held the positions of Deputy Secretary, Budget and Deputy Secretary, Financial Management in the Department of Finance (Finance) from 2005 to 2010. From 1998 to 2005 Kathryn held a variety of Branch Manager and Division Manager positions within the Budget and Property Groups of Finance.

AIPM CEO, Ms Yvonne Butler, expressed her delight with the appointment when she said "Secretary Campbell's contribution to the project management profession makes her the perfect choice to be the next Honorary Fellow of the AIPM. She is a champion for the importance of good project and program management within government, and we are so glad that we can recognise that work as we continue our fight to gain formal recognition of project management as a profession and for the importance of having certified project managers delivering projects within government."

AIPM's Fellowship program aims to recognise members of the project management community who have rendered exceptional service to the Institute and are prominent in the profession of project management. The awarding of the Honorary Fellowship to Secretary Campbell is another step in the AIPM's mission to work with Government and industry to highlight the critical role that project management plays in the delivery of sustainable social and economic outcome.