The John Grill Institute for Project Leadership is a global leader in research and executive education on how we conceive, set-up, deliver and benefit from projects.
Founded through a generous donation by John Grill, we are building leadership capability and capacity to transform the performance of projects.
Our research enables us to advise project leaders on:
We also deliver world-class executive education and support our growing network of alumni as they lead projects.
Through our flagship Executive Leadership in Major Projects programs, customised courses, and public events, we seek to build capacity to better understand the practice of project leadership, building on the knowledge bank generated since our start as a Centre.
As Director, Professor Jennifer Whyte brings substantial experience of leading interdisciplinary research teams to have impact on practice, working closely with industry, government and policy, collaborating across universities, convening Executive Education and running events with senior industry, policymakers and ministers.
Project leadership is crucial in achieving positive outcomes. As projects grow in complexity, our research supports project leaders in setting up project governance.
To achieve our ambition to provide a 'go-to' place for advice on how to conceive, setup and execute projects, our research is focused on project leadership.
Professor Jennifer Whyte, Director
Associate Professor Julien Pollack, Deputy Director
Ms Margaret Gardoll, Institute Manager
Professor Lynn Crawford
Professor Clinton Free
Professor Annamarie Jagose
Professor Brian Uy
Professor Jennifer Whyte
Associate Professor Julien Pollack
Dr Ken Henry AC
Ms Sonya Campbell
Mr Kevin McCann AM
Ms Sarah Crennan
In a rapidly changing business landscape, leading major projects to success requires a new set of project management and leadership skills.