Mr. John W. Middlemist, is a Programme Manager of exceptional achievements. An engineer by training, Mr. Middlemist brings his experience in managing manufacturing projects and production scheduling to the PMO disciplines. His experience is wide and varied, leading both public and private sector PMOs on three continents.

Mr. Middlemist has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 1996. He became the first person in Australia to gain the Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification with the PMI. This is a new qualification introduced in October 2007 aimed at Programme Managers.

Mr. Middlemist has superior and demonstrated experience in establishment and management of a sophisticated PMO including, among others:

This necessitated the development of the vision and strategy for each organisation, the tactical design and the successful operational execution. Mr. Middlemist has many times proven his ability to formulate the operational vision for an organisation and translate this into meaningful strategy.

Mr. Middlemist has demonstrated his knowledge of industry developments covering the domains of PMO Development, IT outsourcing and co-sourcing. Not only has he successfully applied his knowledge to PMO situations, but he has published a number of papers on a variety of topics including project/programme management and managing outsourcing. He has knowledge of the workings of a variety of government departments.

Mr. Middlemist has time and time again displayed his ability to build an efficient and results-oriented culture within the PMO. He is active in leading and mentoring his PMO staff, and established a culture that led to one of his clients achieving a CMM (SEI's Capability Maturity Model) level 2 for Project Management-related key performance indicators.

Mr. Middlemist's responsibility for the PMOs of multi-billion-dollar initiatives means that he has developed experience in managing a variety of high level stakeholders from a head office or Departmental role.