Sharon Warburton, woman of strategy
Sharon Warburton is head of strategy and finance at Brookfield Multiplex, overseeing its portfolio of construction projects, and a board member at Fortescue Metals Group. Adeline Teoh finds out why she’s also the 2014 Western Australia Telstra Businesswoman of the Year.
Maria Skillern, Tasmania’s project manager
For a self-confessed ‘accidental’ project manager, Maria Skillern has more than what it takes to handle big projects. In the beginning she worked in a large organisation on an IT and change project, and since then has shown her skills in the Tasmanian Government in a variety of roles.
Danielle Toon, Indigenous community program manager
The story of Danielle Toon, a young corporate worker who built an education program, changed an Indigenous community—and government policy.
To see Aboriginal children pick up a teaching manual and pretend they are the teacher confidently delivering lesson content is fantastic,” says Danielle Toon, who manages the Every Child is Special (ECIS) Education Unit at Cape York Partnerships.
James Hood, the air force project manager
Group Captain James Hood craves complexity in his projects. That’s what he indicates when he says he wants to get to “a higher level of executive defence program management at some stage”. Following two senior roles on high profile aircraft projects—the AP-3C Orion and the Wedgetail—in succession, it isn’t hard to imagine him on the […]
Mark Porter, business project manager
Queenslander Mark Porter was a youngster when he began working at his family’s large timber manufacturing and export business, and it was at the tender age of 19 that he first started practising some of the principles of project management. “I was placed in control of product development and marketing, and it was from this […]