PMI Queensland Chapter



If you plan to attend both parts of this event in person, please register NOW! To ensure the safety of all, we will be following the guidelines of the Queensland Government and HopgoodGanim Lawyers and will be closing registrations at 50 PAX. NO WALK-INS. Please note that for online attendance by Members for the AGM only, there is a separate event for this:

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First Half: November Chapter Event [NETWORKING: FROM 05.30 PM]

This year has been a tough one for many of our members and stakeholders, but we are starting to see some strong signs of improvement already. The question is: will our community emerge from this stronger and better than before?

  1. Will projects be able to deliver the results for which they are undertaken?
  2. How do organizations and individuals for whom projects are profit centres, get impacted by the crisis?
  3. Are organisations and individuals in the current situation able to meet their contractual obligations?

Join us to find answers to all these questions and more from PMI research and our esteemed panel of experts.



WEB SarahYip


Sarah Yip is the managing director of KEASE International, a successful Learning and Development company that delivers bespoke course design and measurable results. Over the course of the past 14 years, she has built a reputation as an engaging facilitator who is highly regarded amongst her peers and sought after as a keynote speaker on inclusion, equity, and emotional intelligence.

KEASE International has been innovative when it came to the pandemic by creating ‘Leaders Lounge’ in March after they identified the need for Leaders to connect and seek reputable coaching and mentoring. The accredited coaches have supported over 200 leaders throughout Australia and overseas.

When Sarah isn’t running two successful businesses, she is a busy mother to two children under eight, as a family, they enjoy traveling around Australia in a caravan discovering isolated beaches, bushwalking tracks or simply curling up in the hammock with a good book.


Brett Cowan MAICD


Brett is the Executive Director at AgileXperts, with over twenty years of experience across the public and commercial sectors with experience in the health, insurance, retail, aviation, banking, manufacturing, mining, and professional services industries.

Brett has been a speaker at international conferences and was nominated for an Individual Contribution Award at the Australian Software Testing Awards for his work with the Queensland Health Payroll Inquiry.


WEB StevenHunwicks


Steve is a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology practice at HopgoodGanim Lawyers. With over 20 years' experience in various commercial and legal roles and focusing on the information and communications technology sector, Steven advises Australian business owners, entrepreneurs, government agencies, not-for-profits, and international businesses with IT contracting, technology projects and strategies, intellectual property (IP) protection and privacy matters.

He has experience in telecommunications leasing and land access arrangements, trademarks, and copyright law, Agile software development, and project contracting models, IP licensing and commercialization, as well as in business sales, commercial leasing, and tax law. Steven also has a detailed understanding of the Queensland Information Technology Contracting (QITC) framework and its implications for both government buyers and technology vendors.

Steven is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), and a past board member and current advisor to the board of Project Management Institute (PMI) Queensland Chapter.


WEB MartinMcKern


Martin is passionate that highly skilled project management professionals have a key role to play in the health of our organisations. His areas of interest include providing sustainable leadership, networking, and continuing education for our members.

Martin has been a dedicated Program or Project Manager since 1996, with experience in telecommunications, banking, health, energy, resources, transport, education, retail, insurance industries as well as local, state and federal government, along with experience in the not for profit sector as well as working for family owned organisations. Martin has Program Managed multiple Enterprise Transformations in $1B+ enterprises, leading multiple initiatives in the range $10M - $150M, teams up to 180+ team members, and has authored masters level curriculum in Change Management.

Originally from an Engineering and Computer Science background, Martin holds his PMP, Masters of Technology (Project Management), an MBA, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Second Half: Annual General Meeting [07.00 PM ONWARDS]

Join us for the announcement of the Board election results, and get an update on how we performed in 2019/2020.

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Event Properties

Event Date 24-11-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 24-11-2020 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-11-2020
Cut off date 25-11-2020
Individual Price Member: Free | Guests: $25
No. of Strategic PDUs 1
Location HopgoodGanim Lawyers
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