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Maureen Thurston

Maureen Thurston

Global Director, Design to Innovate

Maureen Thurston is Aurecon’s Global Director, Design to Innovate.

For over 30 years Maureen has played at the intersection between business, creativity and culture, leveraging design as an instrument of strategy to envision the future, reimagine models, systems and structures and invent more meaningful value for clients.

Maureen believes design should be positioned as a catalyst for change; a means to help put an enterprising spirit, into the enterprise.

Mandated by Global CEO, Giam Swiegers, to liberate creativity and cultivate change throughout Aurecon, Maureen is leveraging design thinking as a capability to capture and convey new value.

Maureen joined Aurecon from Deloitte where she implemented design methods and a design mindset to help transform the Australian accounting firm from a traditional professional services organisation to a bold innovator.

Maureen is the Chair of Good Design Australia, an Adjunct Professor at UTS, an industrial designer, educator, entrepreneur and author. She wholeheartedly believes that Aurecon’s competitive currency is in its creative capacity to innovate, and is currently embedding design as a strategic component within Aurecon’s integrated Future Ready strategy.

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