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David Hudson


Honorary Global Advisor


David Hudson, CPPE, ChPP

Past President, Fellow, AIPM
Former VP, Fellow, IPMA
Fellow, IML
Brisbane, Australia



David Hudson is an Australian based project professional with national and international recognition.   Having been a practicing professional for over 25 years, he has made major contributions to the project management community at large.  David started professional life as an Infantry officer in the Australian Army, transitioning to project management through a number of challenging and complex projects in the Australian public sector.   David describes his transition to project management as partly natural, through the alignment of military planning practices with project management practices.   But it was also challenging from a cultural and contextual perspective.  His first professional project role was as head of the Lead Agency for Payroll and Human Resource Information Systems across the Queensland State Government with a 300,000 head count.  He has since moved to his own consultancy practice advising public and private sector organisations in best practice enterprise project management.  He is also a noted trainer at all levels of the practice from project to portfolio management.

David has been National President of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Vice President of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).   He is a Fellow of both organisations in addition to being a Fellow of the Australian based Institute of Management and Leadership (IML).  David is a Certified Practicing Portfolio Executive with the AIPM and has recently been acknowledged as a Chartered Project Professional by the UK based Association of Project Management.  Life-long learning is a mantra for David; finding every consulting and training assignment to provide fresh information on the practice of project management.   The most recent area of interest for David is the challenge for the practice of engaging with the ‘C-Suite’ of organisations to develop effective integration between organisational and project strategy.

David has played a substantial role as Chair of Standards in his national body in developing professional competency standards, and with the IPMA as the original Program Lead for the development of the IPMA Competence Baseline v.4.  He champions competency frameworks for major organisations; advocating organisations to access the benefits of national and international professional communities in the journey for project management delivery excellence.

Profile created November 2022