Join us for the 2023 South Australian showcase and project management achievement awards (PMAAs), the ultimate gathering for project management professionals, industry leaders, and innovators.
Prepare to embark on a transformative journey as we delve into the ever-evolving landscape of project leadership and explore the groundbreaking impact of emerging technologies. You'll have the exclusive opportunity to gain valuable insights from renowned experts, hear success stories from seasoned project managers, and discover the methodologies, tools, and best practices driving South Australia's project management landscape to new heights.
Be part of the thought-provoking discussions at this half-day event. Engage with like-minded professionals, forge connections, and expand your network within the thriving project management community. The excitement doesn't end there. Following the showcase, we will proudly host the South Australian project management achievement awards, where we'll celebrate the exceptional individuals and organisations that have made remarkable contributions to the field of project management.
To learn more about SA finalists click here.
SA Showcase registration fees and inclusions
Registration fees (includes SA PMAAs Cocktail Celebration)
- Members: $150.00 | Non-members: $200.00
Payment is by credit card only. If you prefer to pay via EFT, please contact us at [email protected].
Showcase Inclusions 12:00pm - 5:00pm
- Speaker presentation
- Light lunch
- Afternoon tea
- PMAAs Celebration Cocktails
The registrations will close on Monday, 14 August 2023 at 5pm (AEST).
SA PMAAs registration fees and inclusions
Senior Portfolio Manager
Theme: Key considerations in planning for successful delivery of programs of work
Liam is the Senior Portfolio Manager from KBR at SA Water in their capital delivery team. He has recently been involved in the regulatory submission planning for SA Water for the next 4-year cycle of funding for major projects.
Liam has over 20 + years of experience working in the water infrastructure and defence industries in the UK, Australia and internationally. Liam is a family man and a passionate Port Adelaide supporter in the AFL.
Organisational Development and Leadership Coach
Theme: "All methodologies are wrong, but some are useful!" - An Integral Perspective on Project Leadership
Saman is an Organisational Development Consultant and a Leadership Development Coach. He finds the intricate world of human development, social systems, system thinking, and complexity science fascinating. Through an integral approach, He coaches individuals and organisations, focusing on enhancing their inner capabilities, refining system dynamics, and elevating their collective narrative.
Theme: User Experience (UX) and its importance in project management
As a passionate UX enthusiast, Juby understands the significance of connecting with the people she designs for and giving them a voice in today’s digital landscape. She has worked in the UX and software design space across different industries and countries. Presently, she is a UX Researcher at SA Power Networks, and also tutors at the University of Sydney.
Theme: A veteran's approach to Project Management in the Defence supply chain
Shannon is an Australian Defence Force (ADF) veteran, a master's graduate and a project manager. He joined the Australian Army in 1995 and was posted to the Second Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment in Townsville for 7 years. In 2003 he transferred to Aviation and served with the Fifth Aviation Regiment for 5 years, then transferred to the Army Reserve in 2007.
Shannon joined Asension, an Australian owned and operated Electronic Warfare (EW) systems developer and integrator, at the beginning of 2022 through a connection with another veteran. He was looking at changing his career as he was keen to be more involved working with other people on different projects.
Initially, working in the IT, Shannon transferred to Project Management group and is currently working as a Project Manager on the Miniaturised Orbital Electronic Warfare Sensor System (MOESS) Phase 3 project.
Former GM of Southern Launch
Theme: Challenges of Project Management in a Space Sector
Andrew Curran has over 35 years’ experience in the project and operations management fields. He has extensive experience managing complex, unusual or highly problematic infrastructure projects from the client side. Andrew Curran was awarded the Institute of Engineers Australia Senior Engineer of the Year – South Australia in 2021. He was awarded with the Australian Institute of Project Management Regional Project of the Year – South Australia in the same year.
Andrew grew up on farms in Victoria and New South Wales, before serving in the Australian Army for three years and then joining the NSW Police. He served 10 years as a police officer, almost four of them as an undercover police operative involved in the covert investigation of major crimes such as murder, armed robbery and drug supply.
He received honours in civil and structural engineering at the University of Southern Queensland. During his studies, Andrew and his young family were required to go into witness protection due to his past undercover work with NSW Police. After graduating, he worked for a number of engineering consulting firms in Australia and overseas before joining space company Southern Launch as general manager in February 2020. Andrew oversaw the approvals and design of two space launch facilities. In April 2023, Andrew finalised that project and is now moving into his next career challenge.
Andrew will be discussing the importance of resilience in project management including how he has managed high risk aspects of his projects.
For any other information or further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].