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Aurecon strengthens Defence and National Security leadership

Defence and National Security Leadership - Jared Lillywhite and Stephen Carroll

Pictured (left to right): Defence Engineering Director, Jared Lillywhite, and Defence Infrastructure Client Director, Stephen Carroll.

12 February 2020 – Engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has appointed two leaders, Jared Lillywhite and Stephen Carroll, to further strengthen design management, innovation and client focus across the Defence and National Security market.

Jared has been appointed Aurecon’s National Defence Engineering Director and Stephen has been made the Client Director for Defence Infrastructure.

Jared will partner with Aurecon’s engineering and technical teams to develop innovative design solutions to some of the Defence and National Security market’s most complex challenges. Having spent over 19 years with Aurecon, Jared has a proven track record in delivering a variety of building and campus projects, including complex brownfield environments.

Leveraging this diverse experience, he is excited by the opportunity to realise enhanced client outcomes in the Defence sector. Throughout Jared’s career, he has led many multidisciplinary teams, including in his previous role as Aurecon’s Built Environment Leader for its Queensland operations.

To strengthen Aurecon’s client relationships and focused service offerings to Defence infrastructure capital programs, Stephen will be working closely with our project, digital and expertise teams to deliver the best in client experience for Defence infrastructure projects in Australia, spanning project management, contract administration, specialist consulting, engineering and design services, initial business cases, and environmental approvals.

Stephen joined Aurecon 11 years ago and has significant experience in leading and project managing high-profile Defence infrastructure projects, including the Australian Government’s AIR 7000 maritime patrol aircraft replacement project and most recently the New Zealand Defence Force P-8A Ohakea project. Prior to joining Aurecon, Stephen was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Australian Navy and has held many roles within Australia’s Defence Force, spanning over 40 years.

Aurecon Managing Director Defence and National Security, David Barnes, said he is excited by the appointments to further build Aurecon’s market capabilities and strengthen its offering to Defence and National Security clients.

“Defence and National Security clients in Australia, New Zealand and other regions are investing significantly in infrastructure and capability – and are heavily reliant on industry to bring these projects to life,” David said.

“Design thinking, advances in digital technology, and increases in data generation also present new opportunities to better deliver projects and optimise assets for our clients.

“Stephen and Jared bring deep, practical understanding of our clients’ unique needs to their new roles which, supported by our broader digital and service delivery capability, will help us craft an increasingly differentiated offer in the market.

“We are excited to have both individuals join our market in these roles, and I know they will put our client’s experience of working with Aurecon at the forefront of everything we do,” David said.

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