Aurecon appoints Julian Dolby as new Advisory Group Managing Principal
Julian is an accomplished professional services leader with strong client relationships across the asset-intensive sectors we advise and sees enormous growth potential in his new advisory group.
13 October 2021 – International engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has announced the appointment of former Deloitte Operations Consulting Lead Partner, Julian Dolby, as its Advisory Group Managing Principal. Dolby was a Deloitte leader for more than a decade, including serving as a member of the Deloitte Australia Board and the Australian Consulting Executive Leadership team.
Aurecon CEO, William Cox, said, “I’ve always believed our relationship with our clients should not stop once an asset is designed, constructed and commissioned. Our Advisory practice, aligned with our digital and data capability and engineering competencies, allows us to be impactful through the whole asset lifecycle. This is a high growth area for Aurecon.”
“We are very ambitious for our Advisory Group, which is now at a size where someone of Julian’s calibre can take it to the next level. Julian is an accomplished professional services leader with strong client relationships across the asset-intensive sectors we advise. He has built a reputation as a very strong people leader, focused on identifying and nurturing talent and creating a safe space for teams to innovate and thrive. We are very fortunate to have Julian on board.”
Dolby sees enormous growth potential in his new advisory group.
“As digitisation becomes mainstream, asset-intensive clients are increasingly looking for technically led advisory services to help them make well-informed capital decisions. When you bring the innovation brand and the engineering innovation mindset together, something powerful happens – especially when you embed data analytics in everything you do.”
“All asset intensive businesses continuously invest in their existing asset base. The value delivered by these sustaining capital programs of work can be significantly enhanced by harnessing data to better manage asset integrity, remnant life, productivity and importantly, licence to operate risks.”
He also expects key growth opportunities in, smart cities and helping clients to manage emerging risks, including climate change, social license to operate, and asset integrity.
“One of the exciting things about Aurecon is the incredible data sets we can generate and access to provide the real-time insights needed to operate a smart city. Digital solutions around traffic networks, public and active transport, physical and static infrastructure – that’s seriously ground-breaking.”
“Equally, when it comes to managing climate transition and other risks, data is critical to work with our clients to reveal where risks lie at an enterprise level – and which levers to pull to mitigate them. There’s no sustainable solution without digital.”
Dolby takes the reins from, Brad McBean, who presided over four years of growth in the division, almost doubling its revenue and profit in this time.