Ivana Glavinic May & DeÁrne Matthews

Listen in as Ivana Glavinic May and De’Arne Matthews chat about the opportunities to be found client side and the potential of project management in this great conversation from the 2022 Adelaide Winter Salon.

Our conversationalists for this episode are Ivana Glavinic May and De’Arne Matthews, The discussion revolves around their careers working client side in the education sector – Ivana as at Flinders University and De’Arne as an architect at Catholic Education SA.  

This is a fascinating discussion of the potential and strategic opportunities in project management, and the career paths that took Ivana and De’Arne from architecture and interior design degrees to client organisations. De’Arne highlights her involvement in both the client and consultant sides of a project and the perspective shift required to work effectively in this context. Ivana  details her current project – Factory of the Future – an opportunity for industries to tackle problems within their way of working with researchers at Flinders University. 

The conversation includes reflections on the importance of relationships and communication,  the transition from university to practice and the value of broad critical thinking skills. 

This Salon was recorded live on Kaurna Country at Aurecon in Adelaide in Winter 2022 and was organised by Alison McFadyen. Photos: Benjamin Liew.