No longer a sub-domain of engineers in construction, production and IT, project management becomes a domain in its own right with the advent of an undergraduate project management degree in Australia. Qualification and certification becomes essential to securing a role as a project manager.

         National Presidents

2011 – 2013
David Hudson
2013 – 2015
Steve Milner
Ian Sharpe

2015 – 2018


Leh Simonelli

2019- Present  

Michael King


          Chapter Presidents



2012 – 2015
2015 – Present


Chris Mansfield
James Bawtree

2011 – 2012

2012 – 2015
2015 – 2017

Peter Fowler
Mark Patch
David McGuire




2011 – 2018


Michael Ratcliffe

2010 – 2012

2012 – 2015
2015 – 2018

  Boyd McCarron
David Bryant
David Roulston




2009 – 2015
2015 – 2016


Sami Abou-Hamdan  
Anthony Wood

2010 – 2012

2012 – 2013
2013 – 2017

  Paul Clark
Brett Walker
Mark Dodt





2012 (3 months)
2012 – 2015
2015 – 2018

    Matt Tindall
Chris Carman
Keith Chidley


2010 – 2012
2012 – 2015
2015 – 2018

    Maria Skillern
Mike King
Rebecca Greenwood




Interviewee: Neill Stevens, Fellow, CPPD

Neill Stevens, fellow and WA Chapter Councillor, speaks about the work he is doing as a representative of AIPM relating to contract law and the liability of consultants in contracts.


Interviewee: Matthew Devenish, Project Manager

An explanation of the benefits of formalising project management qualifications. Matthew Devenish was awarded Project Manager of Year in 2013 and since then has progressed with his studies in project management.


Interviewees: Chivonne Algeo, PhD, Fellow, CPPD; Neill Stevens, Fellow, CPPD; Michael Ratcliffe, Fellow, Vic Chapter President

These are the combined thoughts from leading members on some of the key issues facing AIPM and the profession.


Interviewees: Michael Ratcliffe, Fellow, Vic Chapter President; Boyd McCarron, Fellow, CPPD; David Farwell, Fellow, CPPD

Long-time leaders of AIPM chat about the maturation of the institution from a non-profit into a business-oriented, certification-focused organisation.

Notable Events:

  • The University of Sydney introduces the Bachelor of Project Management, the first undergraduate project management degree in Australia.
  • AIPM initiates the formation of the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm).
  • AIPM hosts the IPMA World Congress in Queensland.
  • In 2000, the first national PMAA awards are presented at a dinner in Cairns.
  • AIPM introduces initiatives such as Special Interest Groups, for example, Women in Project Management (WIPM) and Young & Emerging Project Professionals (YEPP).
  • In 2013, two chapter branches form in NSW - the Hunter Branch and the Shoalhaven/Illawarra Branch.