Engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon is aiming to double the size of its Canberra office over the next few years, following several new appointments.
The ACT arm of the company has announced a range of new appointments, including hiring 18 consulting professionals from a variety of Canberra-based accounting and consulting firms, as well as a senior public sector leader.
As of the end of October, Aurecon’s Canberra advisory practice has appointed Craig Pandy, David Milo, James Collett and Luke Williamson to senior leadership positions, with each coming from Nous Group, Deloitte Consulting, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and Accenture and EY respectively.
Aurecon Managing Director – Government Aneetha de Silva said in a statement that the appointments have increased its staff numbers by almost 50 per cent to 58.
“In doing so, we are firmly signalling our commitment to being a long-term service provider to the Federal Government as it grapples with a substantial national infrastructure program – amidst significant fiscal pressure and the disruptive technologies sweeping the property and construction sector,” she said.
The statement said the new senior leadership appointments are a significant step change for the Canberra office’s advisory capability, and means it is well-placed to expand its range of advisory services to government.
“Our extended services will include program advisory and infrastructure advisory focused on strategy, policy, business case and program management across defence, infrastructure, property, health and energy sectors,” explained Ms. de Silva.
“Government is a priority market for Aurecon and having a strong advisory presence in Canberra is mission critical if Aurecon is to increase its market share with the Australian Federal Government,” said Brad McBean, Aurecon’s Global Advisory Leader.
“Aurecon has been growing its investment in its global advisory business across the world as Governments seek to optimise infrastructure, utilising digitisation and asset consulting services across the built environment, energy, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors,” he said.
“We are seeing governments thinking more like asset owners and investors, taking a user-centric view of asset design and life cycle view of asset performance. This includes looking at infrastructure assets from whole-of-life costing to whole-of-life performance, which, in turn, drives value across all project stages. Importantly, this helps drive down total build and operating costs, avoids overcapitalising and unlocks the potential of a future ready asset base.”