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Building The Business Case

  • Rydges Melbourne 186 Exhibition Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

The Department of Treasury and Finance and IPAA Victoria proudly present the annual seminar, ’Building the Business Case’ now in its 10th year. This popular and interactive event illustrates key principles for best practice business case development using real-world case studies.

This event will provide an overview of business case fundamentals from Senior Department of Treasury and Finance advisors including defining problems and benefits, considering options and developing a robust solution, and constructing a road map for successful investment delivery. Learn the essentials of a successful business case that cuts through, convinces and delivers.  

Event Details

Tuesday 3 September 2019
9:30am - 3.00pm 

  • Registrations from 9.30am

  • Event commences at 10.00am

  • Event concludes at 3.00pm 


Rydges Melbourne
186 Exhibition Street


Non Members - $760.00

Personal Members

  • Early Career - $608.00

  • Fellow - $456.00

  • Fellow (Retired) - $456.00

  • Retired - $608.00

  • Professional - $608.00

  • Student - $608.00

  • Reciprocal - $608.00

Staff of Organisation Members

  • Silver (S) - $608.00

  • Silver - $570.00

  • Gold - $532.00

  • Platinum - $456.00

All prices are GST inclusive

Speaker Bios

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Greg Gough

Director / Facilitator, Ideas Advisory

Greg is an accredited Investment Management Facilitator, gateway review team member, one of the creators of the Investment Management Standard and an open data advocate.

Before starting Ideas Advisory Greg held senior Victorian government positions within the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Department of Premier and Cabinet for more than a decade. These roles included Senior Advisor, Strategist and Manager of the Investment Management Standard, Manager of the DataVic Access Policy, Senior Advisor for the Government’s response to Infrastructure Victoria and Senior Advisor for the My Victoria project. He also held various short-term positions for 10 Victorian State Budgets.

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Chantal Drysdale
Infrastructure Policy and Assurance at DTF

Chantal Drysdale is a member of the Social Infrastructure Team in Infrastructure Policy and Assurance at DTF, providing advice to Government on the relative priority and merit of business cases. Chantal shadows the education and DELWP portfolios as well as priority precincts.

Prior to working at DTF, Chantal worked at Transport for Victoria supporting coordination and strategy behind the budget process and development of the transport forward investment pipeline.

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Karen Hew
Director, Infrastructure Policy and Assurance

Department of Treasury and Finance

Karen has extensive experience in government advising on major capital projects and infrastructure policy. She is currently leading DTF’s advice in relation to the delivery of social infrastructure, including the Health, Human Services, Education and Justice portfolios.

Karen has worked across many different policy areas in her career with a keen interest in reform of government service delivery. She is currently responsible for implementing DTF’s Asset Management Accountability Framework, as well as for incorporating real options theory into the Investment Lifecycle Guidelines.

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Ben Skok
Senior Manager, Infrastructure Policy and Assurance,

Department of Treasury and Finance

Ben Skok has ten years’ experience working in a range of policy and program roles across State and Federal Government. In his current role, he has responsibility for whole-of-government asset management, the High Value or High Risk (HVHR) project assurance framework and the Gateway Review Process. Ben has also overseen the development and implementation of the Victorian Government’s Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF) since 2015, and holds a Masters of Public Policy from the Australian National University.

Earlier Event: 3 September
Stakeholder Engagement
Later Event: 10 September