Patrick Leahy: Global Young Project Manager of the Year

03 Oct 2019

RPS Project Manager Patrick Leahy has been recognised among the industry’s global elite, taking out the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Young Project Manager of the Year Award for 2019.

Patrick received the award at an awards ceremony held as part of the IPMA’s 31st World Congress event in Merida, Mexico. An annual event, the IPMA Awards celebrate outstanding project management by nominating and recognising practitioners and projects for exemplary results.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Patrick been part of RPS' team for nearly nine years. He specialises in the delivery of complex, high-value programs of work for clients in government and defence.

The IPMA Award is not the first for Patrick, with the Senior Project Manager named Future Project Leader of the Year by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) at both state (Victoria) and national level in 2018.



“Pat is an exemplary operator who excels at every project he tackles,” said Michael Owens, RPS Executive General Manager – Project Management for Australia Asia Pacific.

“From high-security government buildings to facilities with intricate design and engineering requirements, Pat is the project manager you want on your team. He expertly balances all the logistical aspects of complex programs – budget, technical inputs, procurement, contracts – but just as importantly, he understands how to manage the most vital aspect of a project’s success - people.

“It takes a lot of individuals working in synergy to bring a project to life and Pat is extremely skilled at bringing clients, contractors and other stakeholders together around a common goal. We’re extremely proud and excited that Pat has been recognised at such an elite level for his work.”


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