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David Barnes

David Barnes

Managing Director – Defence & National Security

David Barnes is responsible for leading Aurecon’s Defence and National Security business to further grow, diversify and expand Aurecon’s digital and advisory offering with clients.

David previously led Aurecon’s client strategy for defence, managing opportunities with Federal Government and Defence clients, and driving significant business growth in the Australian sector over the last seven years. He remains committed to cultivating high-performing teams, engendering communication across the industry, and collaborating with industry and government leaders to navigate digital disruption.

With more than 28 years’ experience in Defence procurement, capability development and management, project management, acquisition and training, David understands the serious challenges faced by the industry to deliver cost-effective, resource-efficient complex projects. A combination of digital solutions, design led innovation and clear communication between clients, projects teams and communities, is key to shaping a more sustainable industry.

David joined Aurecon in 2005 after an exemplary record of service as a decorated officer in the Royal Australian Army in a range of roles, including active service in Afghanistan as part of the multinational coalition.

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