Melbourne School of Design Dean’s Lecture Series

Start Date: 18 Mar 2014 - 07:00PM

End Date: 18 Mar 2014 - 08:00PM

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Dr Patricia Galloway, The Unique Aspects of Managing Megaprojects in Asia

Patricia Galloway, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus Holdings, Washington, USA, will present the first Dean’s Lecture at the Melbourne School of Design for 2014.

Dr. Patricia Galloway will discuss the evolving concept of the megaproject with a particular focus on the Asian region. She will outline how megaprojects are increasingly transforming into gigaprojects and becoming more prevalent as we move into the 21st Century. She will also look at the expected rise in mega and gigaprojects in Africa, India and China, to meet increasing demand for modern transportation and basic necessities.

Dr. Galloway has travelled to over 120 different countries and worked in over 60 countries on some of the world’s largest projects. She is an advisor to the energy and infrastructure industries on complex megaprojects worldwide.

According to Dr. Galloway, there will be more and more large projects as an emerging middle class in Africa, India and China begin to demand modern transportation and the basic necessities of a civilized middle class life.

Dr. Patricia D. Galloway is an advisor to the energy and infrastructure industries regarding corporate governance, risk management, contracting/delivery, industry best practices, and program/project on complex megaprojects worldwide.  She served as a member of the U.S. National Science Board, appointed by President Bush with Senate confirmation in 2006 for a six-year term, and served as its Vice Chair from 2008-2010. She is a mediator and an international arbitrator serving on arbitral panels for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), CPR, International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the AAA.

In 2004, Dr. Galloway served as the first woman President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She is a prolific writer and world renowned speaker. She has authored two books; Managing Gigaprojects – Advice from Those Who’ve Been There, Done That and The 21stCentury Engineer: A Proposal for Engineering Education Reform, and provided the forward to many others.