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Mr Stephen Jenner
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QUT Graduate School of Business
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Masters of Studies - Applied Criminology and Management (University of Cambridge)

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Steve has extensive experience at senior level as a member of the UK Senior Civil Service from 1999 to 2011.  During that period he also worked on secondment for the Queensland government (Treasury) in 2001-02.  From mid 2006 to 2008 he was Director of Criminal Justice IT, one of the largest IT-enabled business change programmes in Europe.   He also headed the £2bn Criminal Justice System IT Portfolio from its establishment in 2005 to 2008.  Steve designed, implemented and operated the CJS IT approach to Portfolio & Benefits Management that was recognised internationally (in reports to the OECD and European Commission and in a case study published by Gartner) and which won the 2007 Civil Service Financial Management Award.   Since then he has worked on the development of Project Portfolio and Benefits Management for the Cabinet Office as part of the Transformational Government and Service Transformation agendas, and led on benefits management research for the OGC PPM Standards Group.

Steve left the UK Civil Service in April 2011 to provide independent portfolio and benefits management advice on major projects and programs and training in Portfolio and Benefits Management. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, trainer and writer on the subjects of project portfolio and benefits management.  He has presented to the OECD, European Commission and to conferences and training courses in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Wellington, Chicago, Washington, Vancouver, Ottawa, Florida, Rome, Milan, Paris, Tokyo and London.  Steve joined QUT as a Corporate Educator in Feb 2014.  

Steve is a professionally qualified management accountant, fellow of the APM, with an MBA and Masters of Studies degree from Cambridge University. His publications include: .1 ‘Managing Benefits™’ (TSO, 2012) .2 ‘Management of Portfolios (TSO, 2011) .3 ‘Realising Benefits from Government ICT investment – A fool’s errand?’ (2011, Academic publishing) .4 ‘Transforming Government and Public Services – realizing benefits through Project Portfolio Management’ (2010, Gower).  Steve is also one of the contributing authors of, ‘Project Portfolio Management – A View from the Management Trenches’ published by Wiley in October 2009 and sponsored by the PMI. Most recently he has contributed the benefits management chapter to the forthcoming ‘Effective Change Manager’s Handbook’ (to be published for the CMI by Kogan Page in Nov 2014).

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