Chris started his working life as an architect in the building/construction industry. However, Chris’ key interest lay in project management, particularly IT projects. So after a stint working in an IT support role, Chris moved into planning/controls roles before stepping up into project and program management.
With great success in project management, Chris moved into advisory, coaching, and support roles as well as business development and account management for a medium-size professional services business.
In 2006, Chris teamed with Martin to establish Core Consulting Group and is currently managing director. Chris consults regularly as well as undertaking hands-on project management and EPM tool-related roles.
Chris is passionate about finding simple answers to complex problems and using knowledge and experience to help organisations grow their capability in project, program, and portfolio management. Chris is also committed to ongoing study, and has completed his Masters in Project Management.
His interests include his family, renovations, surfing, camping, hiking, and motorcycles, including restoration. Chris is also heavily involved within his local community, having had committee roles in not-for-profit groups and working as a scout leader.
Martin’s career has always had a project management focus. From an engineering/construction beginning as a planner/scheduler, Martin moved into other industries before stepping up to project management, program management, and more recently PMOs.
The breadth of Martin’s experience is impressive. It includes leading a team of project managers and working as a hands-on project manager in addition to roles as a trainer and lecturer, a tool specialist, and a director.
Currently, Martin is a director and a senior consultant, adviser, and trainer. His passion is working with and educating young people, evidenced by a lecturing position at the University of Melbourne in IT Project Management that he has held for five years. Further to that, Martin has designed and implemented an innovative graduate project management program.
Martin writes and speaks regularly in various industry forums as well as internal professional development sessions in private industry.
His interests include sailing, scouts, classic cars and not-for-profit community support. Martin is a great example of someone who fits the saying ‘If you want something done, ask a busy person’.