Leading major projects - insights from Oxford Saïd

Leading major projects - insights from Oxford Saïd

Sep 17
CEDA welcomes University of Oxford Saïd Business School Client Director, Matthew Conisbee to share with CEDA Trustees his insights from the Major Projects Leadership Academy.


Matthew Conisbee, Client Director, Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Event overview

Oxford Saïd is a world leader in research on complex mega projects, having developed and led the UK Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) for many years. 

Recently, Oxford Saïd and EY partnered with the Victorian Government to develop the Victorian Major Projects Leadership Academy to build and maintain the state’s talent needed to deliver an unprecedented investment in complex infrastructure projects. In this luncheon, Matthew will share his insights on key strategies to delivering these large ventures to maximum value, and how Western Australia can build a talent pool to sustain a future pipeline of projects.

As Client Director for Oxford Saïd, Matthew works closely with both large public and private organisations to ensure that project leaders are equipped with the tools to successfully deliver significant and complex infrastructure projects.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Matthew Conisbee
Client Director, Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Matthew joined Oxford Said in 2012 and currently works as a Client Director in the Custom Executive Education arm of the school. He has a particular focus on working closely with governments and large corporates in delivering public value programs. 

He works with organisations globally to understand their requirements and help them design executive programs to meet their needs around major project leadership to successfully execute public policy, both in terms of technical and commercial know-how and leadership capability. This ensures the people responsible for major projects can cope with the particular stresses and strains of leading a big project in the public sector; and it encourages agility in the context of the inevitably complex stakeholder matrix. 

The resulting impact of these programs is vital to the organisations concerned, and ultimately plays a large role in delivering high quality public infrastructure, on time and to budget. Currently he works closely with the UK government, state governments in Australia, and he will be the client lead for the ensuing work with the Hong Kong SAR government. 

Matthew holds a Master’s in Sustainability and wrote his thesis on Infrastructure Planning in the UK.

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