About Us

Keith O'SheaDr Keith O’Shea PhD

Keith is a highly qualified and experienced Program/Project Manager, leading programs/projects from the early briefing stages through to final delivery. Since completing his Master of Project Management at RMIT University in 1999 and a PhD in project management knowledge and application at Curtin University in 2008, he has added to his already wide range of local and international experience working on a variety of projects including residential and commercial developments, medical facilities, manufacturing and retail outlets.

Keith is a past National Director of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), holds Certified Practicing Project Director status and is a senior assessor of project management competencies for the institute, he also holds PMP status with the Project Management Institute (USA), is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner and the author of ‘Project Managers: what do they really do and need to know?’ ISBN: 978-3-639-20304-2.

 Keith’s specialties

Identifying the requirements for assessment of an organisation’s project management needs; development of a bespoke framework for project management and governance through a series of interactive and experiential workshops with relevant staff; provision of relevant templates and processes based on the outcome of the workshops; and enablement (change management) to embed a project management culture in the organisation. Keith is available for interim assignments.


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Associates

gene elderGene Elder

Region: Victoria

Over the last decade, Gene has been conducting training in project management, leadership, organisational development and management to Australasia’s leading corporations including NAB, Telstra, Toll, Australia Post, The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, The University of Melbourne and RMIT University. He is passionate about helping the individuals from those companies grow and develop both professionally and personally.

Gene holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Finance), a Diploma of Leadership and Management and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

A recipient of the Winston Churchill Fellowship Award and a Massey University Scholar, Gene has been the managing director of a pharmaceutical import business from Japan and a major events business, and was the state program director for High Resolves, a pioneering leadership program in schools and corporations in Victoria. He has held management roles in both the commercial and government sectors and has lectured to students completing their master’s degrees at The University of Melbourne.

Gene is a motivational educator, facilitator, coach and presenter, in the private, government and vocational sectors and is a director for Flip Training. Gene specialises in the following areas:

  • Management & project management methodologies;
  • Leadership and people management and team building;
  • Time management; • Negotiation skills;
  • Performance management; and
  • IQ and EQ skill-sets development.

Gene brings to the table real live examples that were relevant to each subject in the diploma of project management course. His guidance in completing the assessments plus advice on the practical aspects that can be applied in a work environment were invaluable.’ E.D. NAB Bank


Michael FongMichael Fong

Michael Fong has over 30 years of experience in IT, training, and project and quality management.

Since 2004, he has been conducting corporate training and adult education courses, and facilitating organisational development. He has delivered technical, soft skills and management training in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and The Philippines.

Michael has trained hundreds of project managers to initiate, plan and control projects. He has prepared numerous individuals to attain internationally recognized credentials in project management, risk management and IT service management. Through experiential activities, he has also imparted insights to hundreds of participants in developing effective teams.

Michael holds a post-graduate diploma in Total Quality Management and an MBA degree. He is qualified as an MSP® Practitioner (Managing Successful Programmes), PRINCE2® Practitioner, Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®). He has obtained ITIL V3 intermediate qualifications, and has an Associate's Certificate in Project Management. In Singapore, he is nationally certified as a trainer-developer-assessor with full ACTA qualification. And he holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in Australia.


Sarah Durrell MPM MAIPM

Region: Eastern States

Sarah is a highly effective PMO Manager with over 10 years’ experience delivering business critical projects (budgets from $20m to $100m) for major corporations. The key to her success is her proven track record of pragmatically balancing the demands of governance with delivery and establishing high performing and innovative PMO teams. Sarah has a passionate commitment to the vital role that PMOs play in delivering projects, programs and portfolios and has established teams that have:

  • supported the project executive and teams to deliver;
  • provided transparency;
  • achieved governance requirements without heavy process; and
  • educated team members to further develop project management capability and maturity.

Sarah’s key strengths and skills are:

  • Strong leadership and people management;
  • Team building through mentoring and leading by example;
  • Well developed negotiation skills with a focus on program delivery and stakeholder management;
  • Extensive knowledge of Project Management methodologies (PMBOK, Prince2);
  • Extensive knowledge of HR, Property and Procurement;
  • Established network of contacts and relationships; and
  • Personal courage to have the hard conversations.

Mo KaderMo Kader PhD

Region: Eastern States

Mo Kader is a project, business and commerce professional with over 15 years experience in medium and large businesses in Australia and globally. Dr Kader has worked in private enterprise, research development and higher education. He has implemented projects in payment systems, ticketing and tertiary upgrades in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the EMEA region.

Mo is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Society for Training and Development Incorporated, a Senior Associate of the Australasian Financial Services Institute and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He is a Certified Practicing Marketer (CPM) and Certified Practicing Human Resources Professional (CAHRI) in Australia and New Zealand. He is also a member of the Chartered Management Institute in the United Kingdom and the American Management Association in the US. He has been a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, the Australian Risk Management Institute and the Institute of Management Consultants.

Mo holds an Advanced Diploma of Project Management, a PhD in Biotechnology Commercialisation, a Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He has completed the Diploma of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and several vocational competencies.