Bio – Rob Loader
Rob has lead operational, consulting, & projects/portfolios globally across multiple industries for 30+ years, with the last 15 years focusing on enterprise portfolio management capability & delivery. Rob has had senior and executive roles with leading corporates including ANZ, NAB, C&L, PwC, AXA Australia/New Zealand and AIA Australia. As Director for Telstra’s Capital Planning, he leads enterprise management & capability of a AUD$5bn per annum capital portfolio. Rob is Fellow of FINSIA & Australian Institute of Project Management, Vice President of the Australian Institute of Project Management VIC Chapter, a Certified Practicing Portfolio Executive (CPPE) & Project Management Professional (PMP).
Director for Capital Planning, Telstra | Enterprise Management and Capability | CPPE | PPE
Bio – Peter Moutsatsos
Peter Moutsatsos is the Chief Project Officer at Telstra, where he is responsible for advancing project management, project sponsorship, project assurance, large and complex project delivery and community and capability development.
Peter joined Telstra in 2014, initially as the Wholesale Portfolio Head, before becoming heading up the Enterprise PMO. Prior to joining Telstra, Peter was the Principal for Projects and Assurance for BHP Coal, overseeing a $15B portfolio. Peter has worked as a Management Consultant and Project Manager in Banking, IT, Mining, Professional Services and Investment Management services. Peter is a Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, a Certified Practicing Portfolio Executive (CPPE) and has been a PMP since 2004. Peter holds an IT degree and a MBA from University of Queensland, for which he won the Top MBA Award in 2009.
Chief Project Officer Telstra | Focus on large and complex project delivery | Community and capability development
In 2018, Telstra’s Capital Planning & Delivery won PMI’s PMO of the Year. Telstra beat over 300 other global entrants to take out the best PMO in the world. What does it take to win PMO of the year? How is Telstra’s PMO able to continue to re-invent itself and stay relevant in a company that is undertaking a major transformation? In this presentation, we will explain and demonstrate the key components of our PMO, how we work collaboratively across the whole business (vertically and horizontally), how we exercise our accountability for enterprise-wide portfolio planning, prioritisation, governance and assurance, how we build capability across practitioners and sponsors and how we execute some of Telstra’s most major programs. We will also share how we are adjusting the PMO and simplifying processes to accommodate agile ways of working and Telstra’s major transformation towards a post NBN market.