PM-Partners Invests For Growth With Ken Sheargold Named CEO, and Appoints New Board

Insights | 16 March 2017

Sydney March 17, 2017 – PM-Partners group, Australia’s independent leader in large scale project management and delivery, continues to invest for growth with the appointment of public and private sector industry veteran Ken Sheargold as Chief Executive Officer.

With a twenty year history PM-Partners has ASX top 50 clients spanning aviation, banking and finance, government, mining, energy and resources, infrastructure, oil and gas, media and not-for-profit sectors. The company helps clients run projects better to deal with disruption and competition. Each year it delivers over $3BN of projects and trains over 9500 people.

Sheargold, who has been Transformation Consultant at PM-Partners for the past 14 months, takes the helm from May 8 with the remit to steer the company through its next phase of enterprise growth. Existing Co-Founders and Partners, Pete Swan, Nik Samuelson and Steve Hewitson remain in the business and move to newly created Board Level roles, and will focus on internal coaching and advisory roles.

Sheargold brings considerable senior strategic and management expertise to the role having held Executive Director roles at Telstra (Corporate Strategy and Customer Service), NSW Premier and Cabinet, Public Works and Service First. He also spent sixteen years in the Australian Defence Force.

Sheargold holds postgraduate qualifications in Telecommunications Systems Management, Management Studies and holds a Diploma in Personnel and Resource Management. He is also a fellow of the Customer Service Institute of Australia.

PM-Partners’ consistent excellence in project and programme service delivery for blue-chip organisations navigating disruption and competition have earned it a long-standing market-leading position in delivering large-scale transformational public and private sector projects.

“It’s not often that a high calibre executive leader like Ken enters your business – I speak for the Founding Partners at PM-Partners that we are excited about entrusting what we and the team have built, to Ken. His strength, energy, and experience will provide the impetus for PM-Partners’ next phase of growth,” said Pete Swan, Director at PM-Partners.

“To our people in the business, and to our valued clients and partners – it’s business as usual. And for us, business as usual means high-growth high quality, outcomes-based transformational blue-chip projects. We help people and clients reach their full potential. I’m proud to have the opportunity to take the incredible success that the teams at all levels have created over the last twenty years and blend it with our strategy for the next level of sustained enterprise growth. We have been the go-to partners for blue chip organisations for twenty years, and we will remain that solid, exceptional partner for them.”

About PM-Partners

Helping clients turn strategy into operational agility and performance.

For over 20 years the PM-Partners group have worked with private and public sector organisations to run projects, programmes and PMOs or provide the advice and support needed to help run them better.

Our experienced people provide Resourcing, Delivery, Advisory and Capability services, supported by our long-term investment in tools, assets and solutions.

Established over 20 years, 300 people, client project portfolio over $2B, train and certify 9000+ professionals each year, advise and support agile and PMO environments for Australia’s leading organisations and government departments.

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