Members & AIPM Community, 

I am honoured and humbled with the opportunity to lead the Australian Institute of Project Management as Chair of the Board. Thank you to my fellow Board Members for placing their trust in me to lead this amazing Institution I have been a part for over 20 years.

I would firstly like to start by thanking Elena Zagorenko for her tenure on our Board. Thank you Elena for the time and dedication you contributed to our profession over many years and for supporting Board Members driving governance and constitutional changes.

Turning to the future, as a Board we will be revising our AIPM Strategy which we will socialise at the Annual General Meeting this year. This together with supporting our CEO, Darius Danesh in his role as he rebuilds capability in the team to ensure our future strategic direction can be delivered.

The fundamental challenge we will face as an Institution is retention of membership in these challenging economic times. With this in mind we will be turning our minds to what value we can provide to our individual and corporate members to assist them both professionally – with the right support to do their roles and personally through ongoing networking opportunities.

I am looking forward to working with our Board as we focus on the next era of our profession. We are all looking ahead at our Annual Conference where each year we pause to take a moment to celebrate as a profession and come together to review outstanding project management achievements.

Connie Beck FAIPM CPPD
Chair of the Board