Project management has been around ever since humans have planned and executed a product or design. Some point to the pyramids as evidence of early project management. But what were the factors that influenced and shaped modern project management?

The following pages will explore the milestones of project management in Australia, and the formation and growth of AIPM. The History Project is a living project and updates will be made on a regular basis. Please contact the Project Team to make a contribution.

Historical fact: The first publication of the History Project was launched in April 2015. 

Chivonne Algeo, PhD, Fellow, CPPD

An introduction by Chivonne Algeo, the director of the History Project.

Chivonne has held many voluntary roles with AIPM including NSW Chapter Councillor and Chapter President, National Secretary, Chair and member of the Knowledge and Research Council, as well as member and Chair of the Council of Fellows.



Gwendoline & Zelda Doyle
Roy Hammond
Bruce Hovey
​Roy Hovey
Jenny Kooyman
Robin Schliebs
Alan Stretton
Pat Weaver

Sami Abou-Hamdan 
Vince Acalinovich 
Trevor Alex 
Chivonne Algeo
David Baccarini
Martin Barnes
Sylvia Boyle
Yvonne Butler
Paul Campbell
Chris Carman
Lynn Crawford
Beverley Cummings
Peter Dechaineux 
Matthew Devenish
David Farwell
Estelle Farwell
​Stefania Fikus
Phil Harlow
Heinz Haselroither
Bruce Hovey
​Stuart Hughson
Alan Hunter
John Jacobi
​Mike Kano
Mike King
Kathleen Kuryl
Jenny Kooyman
Jim Lyon
Chris Mansfield
Greg Martin
Nick Massie
Boyd McCarron
Roberto Mori
Bridget Nichols
Kimberley Pilkington
Michael Ratcliffe
Phillip Rutherford
Geof Salm
Robin Schliebs
Maria Skillern
Miles Shepherd
Henry Stawarz
Neill Stevens
Paul Steinfort
Alan Stretton
Alan Tupicoff
Ted Tooher
Michael Young

This project is proudly sponsored by:


Daniel Adler
Roger Birch 
Lucia Chen
Mark Dodt
Ginette Miller
Sheshtyn Paola 
Michelle Pearson
Andrea Shipp
Robyn Tuladhar
John Walker
Will Wang
Olimpia Watkins

Chivonne Algeo – Project Director
Ray Abé – Council of Fellows
Richard Stejer – Council of Fellows
Bill Young – Council of Fellows
Adeline Teoh - Journalist
Martine Peasley – Project Manager



This is an historical documentary about the evolution of project management in Australia. The opinions provided are personal opinions of those speaking. This section was updated on 20 April, 2015.