Alicia Aitken

Head of Investment Management and Delivery, Group Strategy, ANZ

From surviving to thriving: how I learnt to love Agile

Change can come without warning. Coping with a wholesale shift to Agile began as an exercise in surviving but rapidly turned to thriving by learning to love a new way of working. This is my story of learning to lead through change.

About Alicia Aitken Alicia Aitken is the Head of Investment Management and Delivery at ANZ. The Investment Management and Delivery Office is responsible for managing the strategic planning, prioritisation, allocation and ongoing management of ANZ’s investments. Prior to her role at ANZ, Alicia held the position of Chief Project Officer for Telstra, where she led the organisation’s journey to establish project management as a standalone capability separate from IT, business and engineering skills. Alicia spent several years as CEO at Human Systems International which was acquired by the Project Management Institute. Her experience ranges through several industries including telecommunications, banking and finance, defence and aerospace, pharmaceutical, engineering and construction, mining, oil and gas and government. Alicia is the chairperson for the International Centre for Complex Project Management. She holds a PhD in project management and psychology with a particular focus on how project managers cope with stress as well as a bachelor of business.

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