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Aurecon appoints new Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Officer at Aurecon,  Carl Duckinson

Carl Duckinson, Chief Information Officer, Aurecon

31 August 2016 - Carl Duckinson has been appointed as Chief Information Officer at the global engineering and advisory company, Aurecon.

“I am delighted to welcome Carl Duckinson to lead our IT team globally and to continue to drive digital and technology transformation within the firm,” said Andrew Muller, Aurecon’s Global Chief Financial Officer.

“Information technology is a key enabler for Aurecon as it is fundamental to the successful execution of our business strategy, particularly in relation to Aurecon’s commitment to global collaboration and work-sharing.”

Andrew Muller said that Carl Duckinson’s proven track record as a senior IT executive in large and complex organisations, most notably including his skills in mapping technology strategy to business strategy and his strong track record of developing high performing teams, was important for Aurecon.

Carl recently led the Toll Group’s technology transformation, which included a period as Toll’s Interim CIO. Prior to that, he was CIO of Australia’s largest independent gold miner, Newcrest Mining, for seven years. He has also worked at Avanade and BHP.

Carl said he has been drawn to Aurecon because of its impressive engineering portfolio, its energetic culture and its strong interest in innovation, IT and digital initiatives.

“I believe Aurecon is well advanced in understanding what digital means and how digital influences the future of engineering. The company is eager to harness the opportunities that digital disruption presents,” he said.

The company’s strong focus on digital innovation is evidenced by the fact that Aurecon has invested in a Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer at executive level.

For example, Aurecon appointed Arup University’s Dr Andrew Maher to the position of Chief Digital Officer in October last year to champion Aurecon's digital vision and lead a cross-organisational digital team focussed on achieving a convergence of core advisory, engineering and delivery platform.

“It is rare to see these three roles at these senior levels in an organisation,” said Carl. “My role will be to continue to support strong cross-border collaboration to ensure that the business is able to respond to rapid change within the energy and resources, built environment and infrastructure industries.”

Carl will commence his role in early September and will be based in Melbourne, Australia.

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