MB012- Project Management Standard Committee

Member and OrganisationBackground

Chair - Neveen Moussa

Dr Moussa is a principal at the leading global consulting firm Sinclair Knight Merz. She is involved in major mining projects and has recently undertaken completed a role with the Fluor Sinclair Knight Merz Iron Ore Joint Venture for BHP Billiton as Director of Studies in charge for a 20+ Billion dollar programme of projects at the pre-feasibility and feasibility studies stages. She is currently Project Manager of the Ferro Carajas S11D Truckless Project being engineered in Australia to be built in the region of Canaan dos Carajás in Northern Brazil for Vale.

Prior to joining SKM, she worked in Europe and the Middle East in various Project Management and consulting roles in the aviation, building, and infrastructure industries in both the public and private sectors.

Neveen is also an adjunct professor of Project Management at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and a past National President of the Australian Institute of Project management. She currently chairs the Australian mirror committee providing input into the new International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) standard for Project Management ISO: 21500 and is the head of the Australian delegation to ISO.

Neveen is a civil/structural engineer and obtained her PhD in Project Management from the University of Leeds, England in 1999. She is a Certified Practicing Program Director and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Tito Cuevo

Tito is a Professional Engineer with experience and qualifications in a variety of industries in the areas of manufacturing, service and marketing for international and local companies. In Australia he was a Company Director for Eco Dry Wash Pty. Ltd. and Air 4 Life Pty. Ltd.; and currently is a Director of Bridge Engineering Holdings Pty. Ltd. and TCP Management Pty. Ltd. Tito's key competencies are organisational improvement, project management; technology application, service operations and value added management.

Tito has demonstrated ability to undertake complex technology and management issues with quality delivery systems in engineering projects. Tito's expertise as a 'hands on' Manager was applied to several international and local Automotive Companies where, as a Design Engineer he has designed a number of automotive components monitoring their performance as a Reliability Engineer. As a Manager, he has had responsibility for the recruitment, developing and performance up to 300 staff.

Tito's professional career has been built on substantial credentials such as Master in Engineering & Technology Management and Master in Business Administration in addition to a number of international qualifications in Product Design and Technology Transfer. He is a Fellow Chartered Professional Engineer from the Institute of Engineers Australia (EA) and currently is the Chairman of EA Nano-Engineering National Committee and participates in the creation of the ISO 21500 - Project Management Guidelines as an EA representative in the Australian Standards National Committee.

Jo-Anne Harrison

With an extensive career in the property industry, Jo-Anne has had the opportunity to form an in-depth knowledge and understanding in all aspects of Commercial Project Management, including involvement form the complex agreement to lease stage right through to project completion and client relocation.

Jo-Anne currently holds the position of Executive Director and Regional Head of Corporate Project Management for CB Richard Ellis (GCS) Pty Limited. For the eight years prior to this, Jo-Anne was Executive Director and Partner with GVA Worldwide Pty Ltd T/as GVA SwaleHynes, Australia's largest independent Property Advisory Firm, which was acquired by CB Richard Ellis (GCS) Pty Limited in September 2007.

Jo-Anne is a certified Master Project Director, has an associate diploma in project management, is a NABERS Accredited Assessor and Greenstar Accredited Professional and also sits on the NSW board of Habitat for Humanity.

Raphael M Dua

Raphael M. Dua has worked in the project management field for the past 50 years developing software, planning and scheduling projects as a consultant and as a project manager. His 31 years with UK Computer Company ICL included two years seconded to Kelley and Walker (the original authors of CPM), two years seconded to Booze Allen Hamilton on the Fleet Ballistic Weapon Project (POLARIS) Raf was co-author of all of the PM software ICL produced between 1958 and 1984, which included very early development of what is now Earned Value Performance Management

Throughout past forty years has been heavily involved in many major projects both as a consultant and scheduling engineer in Australia and overseas. Provided consulting services for Planning & Scheduling of Orion Submarines, ANZAC Ship, and RAAF Aircraft Repairs. and the construction of the Collins Class submarines,

Also notably the first privately built and managed state public hospital in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria . (1996 - 2001)

From 1987 - 1999, Was Technical Director of MPI. Now as General Manager, he continues to have a direct involvement in the development of Micro Planner software, with emphasis on EVPM methodology. From 1986 - 2000 he lectured at Melbourne University on Project Management then from 2001 to 2005, as a Visiting Senior Fellow lecturing on Scheduling, Cost Controls, Resource Management for construction managers. During 2001 until 2006 was a committee member for AS4817 and now and in the creation of the ISO 2500 - Project Management Guidelines as the AIDN representative in the Australian Standards National Committee

Was the Federal Vice president of the Defense and Industry Courses Association (1995 - 2003), board member of Australian Health Industry Incorporated (1999 - 2001). Project Director for the Rural Clinical schools project for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science at Monash University (2001 to 2004). He also provided the initial Project Management Office Consultancy for the establishment of NOMS in Ontario Canada (2002 to 2004).

Currently is the Senior Planner and Scheduler for the development and construction of the Orange & Associated Health Services new hospital in Orange NSW.

Neville Turbit

Neville Turbit is principal of Project Perfect. Project Perfect specialises in project infrastructure and assists organisations improve their project management capability. Project Perfect also develop and sell Project Administrator software to over 40 countries.

Neville has a background in both business and IT having held senior marketing roles in Nestle and a number of financial services organisations. A subsequent career in IT involved a number of management roles. For the last 15 years he has worked as a project management consultant with companies such as Optus, CBA, Veolia and Sydney Water. He is convener of the project management Special Interest Group for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and represents ACS on the ISO 21500 Australian committee. He is convener of MB12 Working Group 3.

Patrick Weaver PMP, FCIOB, FAICD

Patrick is the Managing Director of Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd and the business manager of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd. He resigned from the position of Chief Planner with Thiess Watkins White Pty Ltd in 1985, to start his own management consultancy business that has evolved into Mosaic Project Services.

Patrick's consultancy work encompasses:

  • managing the world-wide launch of the Stakeholder Circle ® methodology and software tool.
  • developing and presenting project management training courses (including PMP, PMI-SP, PgMP and CAPM exam prep courses for PMI accreditation),
  • developing and advising on project schedules and the development of internal project control systems for client organisations,
  • forensic analysis of project data (for Doyles Construction Lawyers), acting as an expert witness and assisting with dispute resolution and claims management. He is a graded Arbitrator, a trained Mediator and an experienced Negotiator.

Patrick has been a member of both PMI and AIPM since 1986 and is a member of the Members Forum of the Chartered Institute of Building. In addition to his work on ISO21500, he has contributed to a range of standards developments with PMI, CIOB and AIPM.

Shane Kingston

Department of Defence

Shankar Sankaran

Associate Professor Shankar Sankaran is currently the Course Director of Project Management at the School of the Built Environment at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is a core member of the UTS research centre called the Centre for Management and Organization Studies (CMOS) and a member of the PMI Sydney Chapter Board in 2009.

Shankar teaches and conducts research in project management and supervises doctoral students conducting research in project management. He is one of the chief investigators in an Australian Research Council grant related to project governance. Shankar has presented/published refereed papers in project management. Shankar is on the editorial advisory boards of the Project Management Journal and The International Journal of Project Management and is the founding editor of a new e-journal called Journal of Project Program and Portfolio Management being published by UTS ePress in 2010.

Shankar has been involved in the development of International Standards with the Instrument Society of America. He was a practicing project manager in industry for more than fifteen years before he joined academia.

Trevor Main

Trevor has over 40 years' experience in the construction industry in Australia . Prior to commencing in private practice he worked extensively on many large projects, most notably the Collins Place development and major banking developments. These project costs exceeded $200m in the 1970's.

Since commencing the Firm, Trevor has paid particular attention to Total Project Cost Management as an essential part of the development process. Other specific areas of interest include Value Management and Project Procurement.

As past National President of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Trevor was instrumental in expanding professional standards throughout the Asia Pacific region through the development of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) together with its association with the U.S. based International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC). He is currently the Chairman of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors, an international group that represents Quantity Surveyors throughout Asia and the Pacific, Canada and South Africa .

In addition, Trevor's industry wide experience and responsibility also extends to judging the Property Council of Australia Awards for Economic Design Excellence (1992 to 1993) and the Master Builders' Association of Victoria Awards for Building Excellence (1994 to 1998) and as a Scrutineer for the Guinness Book of Records

Former Members

Deputy Chair - Lloyd Carter

Standards Australia Project Manager
Eddie McGuire
Email: Eddie.McGuire@standards.org.au
P +61 2 9237 6035