Project Description

Matthew Knight

Matthew Knight

PMO Consultant

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Project Management


  • Bachelor of Project Management and Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical), University of Sydney

About Matthew Knight

Matthew joined Seven Consulting’s Sydney team in January 2022 through the company’s Graduate Program. His level-headed and analytical nature paired with strong communication skills have allowed him to be an asset to every organization he has been a part of. Beginning with short stints at the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Colonial First State, most recently Matthew has been a part of a 2-year integration program at Equity Trustee’s from initiation to closure.

What Matthew brings

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working in fast-paced teams as a leader and team member.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.

Key Clients:

  • Equity Trustees
  • Colonial First State
  • Seven Consulting
  • The University of Sydney
  • CleanSpace Technology

Key Achievements:

As a PMO Consultant at Equity Trustees, Matthew worked under the Program Manager. Matthew joined the program at its initiation and was responsible for the creation, management, and reporting of 4 of the 6 project schedules within the program. He prepared the Steering Committee packs for the Executive Leadership team on a fortnightly basis and the board packs quarterly. While primarily working as the programs PMO Matthew also acted as Project Manager for two smaller sub-projects within the program gaining experience in leadership, delivery, and resource management.

As a PMO Graduate at Colonial First State, Matthew was responsible for the creation of a Jira and confluence platform for reporting and tracking of project progress. He worked closely with Senior Project and Program Managers to ensure correct governance was carried out, and facilitated RAID meetings, and steering committee meetings. Matthew worked closely with the technical business analysts creating meaningful outputs from large excel data sets and summarising this information to key stakeholders.

As Graduate at Seven Consulting, Matthew completed the Graduate program which is designed to enhance the core Project Management skills amongst the people who are experienced in their individual professional fields. During the Graduate program, he has gained theoretical and practical knowledge on different aspects of project management by going through different sessions and exercises with domain experts. This program has developed his skills and confidence level in using PM tools (like MS Project, JIRA etc), techniques and soft skills. Matthew also had the opportunity to work as shadow senior consultants in actual project environments where he has been exposed to risk, issues, and constraints on a project and better ways to manage them.

As a student at The University of Sydney, Matthew came 1st out of 102 students in Project Cost and Finance with a mark of 95%, 1st in Legal Aspects of Projects with a mark of 97% out of 83 students, and 3rd in Agile Project Management with a mark of 90%.

As a student at The University of Sydney, Matthew was placed on the Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance averaging 86.7% in 2021.

As Manufacturing and Design Engineer, Matthew created a tool using excel to assess the manufacturing efficiency of COVID19 Respirators at CleanSpace Technology. Matthew then analysed this data and used it to suggest changes and improvements to the manufacturing line and equipment.

Attained a Certified Scrum Master Qualification through Scrum Alliance gaining an appreciation of Servant Leadership and its effectiveness as a management style.

Other Team Members