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AIPM CEO to stand down

The Board of Directors of the Australian Institute of Project Management announced in September that CEO, Ms Yvonne Butler FAIPM, has advised that she will be stepping down from the position of Chief Executive Officer in December 2017.

AIPM Chair of the Board, Mr Leh Simonelli, expressed the Board’s sentiment when he said “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Yvonne for the significant contribution she made in her time as CEO to the Institute and to the profession of project management as a whole. Her passion, commitment and dedication will be sorely missed, and her efforts in setting the course of the Institute should be highly commended.”

After over three years at the helm of Australia’s peak body for project management, Yvonne oversaw some of the most significant strategic changes and policy improvements in the history of the Institute. She drove the 2015-2020 strategic plan, as well as the new constitution as approved by members at the 2015 AGM in Hobart. Other key achievements included the addition of IPMA’s international certification, improvement of our local RegPM certification program, the 2016 AIPM Inaugural Regional conference in conjunction with IPMA and her outstanding advocacy work for the profession.

Ms Butler will remain at the Institute until December, and was quoted as saying “I am extremely proud of what the AIPM has been able to achieve in my time here as CEO. Through the support of the Board and our members we have been able to make significant advancements for the Institute and the profession, and with the new strategy in place the time is right for me to stand down. I would like to thank the Board, staff and volunteers of the AIPM who have made my time here so rewarding and enjoyable”.

It will be business as usual at the AIPM over the next three months, as Yvonne works closely with the Board and the Executive Team during the transition to effect a smooth handover and to ensure consistency of her legacy.

The Institute would like to wish Yvonne all the very best in the next step of her career and thanks her for her significant contribution to the Institute and the profession of Project Management.

Taken from Australian Institute of Project Management News 29 September 2017

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