Sally Glen Named Director for IPA Operations in Australia
Ashburn, Virginia (March 19, 2020) – Independent Project Analysis (IPA), Inc. announces that Sally Glen has returned as director of IPA’s operations in Australia. In this role, Glen is responsible for strengthening IPA’s relationships with global and local clients investing in capital projects in the mining and minerals, energy, power and infrastructure, airports, and other sectors. Glen is also responsible for overseeing IPA’s project analysts and office staff based in Australia.
Observing that owner companies and organizations are faced with a changed landscape for delivering capital projects in Australia, Glen says she will be focused on collaborating with clients to enable their organizations to manage project risk and strengthen their project systems. “Australia remains an important global center for resources projects, with constant capital project activity in both the energy and mining, minerals, and metals sectors. The region is also seeing increased investments in infrastructure projects and new energy ventures.” At the same time, Glen added, “Volatility remains a market feature, and spend decisions must address the broad climate implications of delivering and operationalizing those assets. Capital effectiveness continues to be a pressure for all levels of spend.”
Glen returns to IPA after 5 years away working in the media and telecommunications sectors. She spent two of those years running the construction program for Australia’s National Broadband Network, the country’s largest infrastructure project. As a previous director and senior analyst at IPA Australia, Glen has been involved in the evaluation of more than 200 capital projects. She has reviewed projects throughout the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in South Africa, Canada, and parts of South America.
Glen played a lead role in the development of IPA’s Mine Front-End Loading (FEL) Index, which was presented for the first time at the March 2005 annual meeting of the Industry Benchmarking Consortium (IBC). She also led and delivered IPA’s Hot Spot Research for Western Australia during the resources super-cycle in the mid-2000s. She served as the client coordinator for three of IPA’s largest mining and energy sector clients in the region, and as a senior IPA Institute instructor, has led courses on a range of capital effectiveness-related topics. Earlier in her career, Glen was a project manager for Rio Tinto.