24 Oct 2017

New AIPM Fellows announced

Fellows, Conference
New AIPM Fellows announced

Four of Australia’s most experienced and recognised contributors to the project profession have been awarded with Life Fellowships of Australia’s peak body for project management, the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) at the AIPM National Conference this week.

Mr Graham Watt LFAIPM, Mr Ray Abe LFAIPM CPPD, Mr David Farwell LFAIPM CPPD and Mr Philip Harlow LFAIPM were acknowledged with the highest honour for a member of the AIPM, when they were announced as the newest Life Fellows of the Institute.

Graham Watt LFAIPM has over 30 years’ experience in project management, principally with large infrastructure development projects for the NSW Public Works through his position of General Manager Strategic Support and Business Performance (SS&BP). Now retired, Graham continues his longstanding participation with the Institute through his service as NSW Chapter Treasurer. Graham has been a member of AIPM since 2000 and was awarded Fellowship in 2013.

Ray Abe LFAIPM CPPD has been a long-time contributor to the AIPM, with significant contribution to the founding documents and principles of the organisation, including undertaking a review of the governance framework which resulted in AIPM’s adoption of a new Constitution in 2007 and a Corporate Governance Charter. Ray’s experience has led to contribution in the project management literature, including Leading Complex Projects (2011), and he has been a long-time mentor for future industry leaders in the consulting engineering business. Ray has been a member of AIPM since 1999, and has held CPPD Certification since 2011.

David Farwell LFAIPM CPPD has over 30 years’ experience in the management of projects and in that time has rendered exceptional and conspicuous service to the Australian Institute of Project Management through his participation in, and contribution to, numerous Committees including the National Audit and Risk Committee, Council of Fellows and the Governance and Ethics Transition Committee. David has been a member of AIPM since 1989, and has been certified since 2006.

Phil Harlow LFAIPM is a long-standing member of the AIPM and one of the key figures in the project profession in Australia. Over the years, Phil has served in several roles for the AIPM, including time as a WA Project Management Association (WAPMA) councillor, WAPMA president, the inaugural AIPM WA chapter president, AIPM national president, AIPM National Councillor and Chairman of the Project Management Recognition Council.

The honour of Life Fellowship is bestowed upon existing Fellow of the AIPM who is considered to have rendered exceptional and conspicuous service to the Institute and the project management profession or materially advanced the profession of project management.

Telstra’s current Enterprise Project Management Executive, Rob Loader FAIPM CPPE, was also awarded with Fellowship of the Institute on the night for his outstanding contribution to the Institute and the profession of project management.

The AIPM would like to thank our new Life Fellows and Fellow for their significant and outstanding contribution to the Institute. It is only with the contributions of volunteers such as these that the Institute is able to continue our mission to advance the profession of project management for our members.

The membership grades of Life Fellow, Fellow and Honorary Fellow recognise that a member of the AIPM community has rendered exceptional service to the institute and is prominent in the profession of project management.