Project Governance Critical to Project Success

Oct 09
Critical to Project Success


Project governance is the management framework within which project decisions are made. It is a critical element of any project, since the accountabilities and responsibilities associated with an organization's business as usual activities are laid down in their organizational governance arrangements; seldom does an equivalent framework exist to govern the development of its capital investments.

Join our panel of experts on this discussion as we delve into why Project Governance is overlooked and what we can do to ensure Project Governance in our organisations. Audience participation will be a key feature of the panel and will involve questions such as what common problems are faced in your organisations, and what have you seen and/or implemented that worked well?

AIPM Members $35 | Non Members $45 | Students $30
CPD: 4 points


Alan Rimmer is a highly experienced senior manager in the transport and infrastructure environment in both the public and private sectors. Having been technically focussed leading detail design and project management of major road projects in both the UK and Australia. Since 2008 his focus has been on developing, leading, and improving performance in technical consultancy businesses, with a real emphasis on improved work winning strategies and culture. 
Alan is the Regional Director for WSP in Western Australia and also heads up the local Transport business.
Mark Newton has been involved in formal reviews of Project Governance processes for third party organisations.  Has operated as Vendor, Client and Client's Representative in industries as diverse as Banking, Telecommunications, Defence, Iron Ore and Oil & Gas. Having delivered projects in Africa, North and South America and Australia; he brings a unique perspective on the importance of good project governance. A believer in giving back, Mark has also served on Boards of Not For Profit organisations such as a Retirement Village, and the AIPM.  Having managed projects without knowing it to begin with, and is now making a career out of helping people get organised.
Richard Wales role and responsibilities as General Manager, Network and Infrastructure at the PTA include the asset management of the railway infrastructure and the provision of IT services to support the PTA’s operations. Richard joined the PTA from the British rail industry where he was the head of engineering for enhancement projects. He previously held roles in the private sector as general manager responsible for maintenance and as a business development manager for an engineering consultancy.
Phil McKeiver is Senior Projects Counsel (and a former partner) in Gilbert + Tobin’s Energy, Resources and Projects team in Perth. He has many years of experience advising companies and government sector clients on the development, construction and operation of projects in the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors, including processing and non-processing infrastructure such as processing plants, railways, roads, ports, airfields, water and power solutions.
He is also very experienced in economic infrastructure (including ports, railways, roads and telecommunication facilities, renewable energy) and social infrastructure (including hospitals, schools, affordable housing, convention centres etc.).

Alan Rimmer

Mark Newton

Richard Wales

Phil McKeiver

Event Partners

Gilbert and Tobin