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New leaders appointed by Aurecon to shape rapidly growing infrastructure advisory business

Aurecon has appointed Georgia Gosse and Julian Mitton to shape its global growing infrastructure advisory business.

Georgia and Julian’s expertise will help clients derive better outcomes from significant infrastructure investment and embed sustainability principles across all aspects of their work.

28 April 2022 – International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has appointed two new leaders to shape its global infrastructure advisory business in a period of unprecedented growth across infrastructure.

Georgia Gosse joins as Infrastructure Advisory Principal and Queensland Regional Service Group Leader, working across all sectors and Julian Mitton joins as Principal in New South Wales Infrastructure Advisory, working with Aurecon’s Precincts and supporting the Defence and National Security market.

Georgia joins from ARTC and is an infrastructure sustainability and risk management consultant with 17 years’ experience working across the professional services industry. Julian is a strategic advisor and business leader with more than 30 years’ experience, joining from the Department of Regional NSW following nine years at tier-1 management consultancy Helmsman.

Aurecon Group Managing Principal – Advisory Julian Dolby said Georgia and Julian’s expertise would help clients derive better outcomes from significant infrastructure investment and embed sustainability principles across all aspects of their work.

“With the world of infrastructure changing around us, the volume of activity, business case demand and due diligence around sustainability has never been as high,” Mr Dolby said.

“From the Brisbane office, Georgia will lead our prospering Infrastructure Advisory team in Queensland. Her strong background in sustainable development enables her to provide an interface between the sustainability and climate change practice, the strategic risk practice, business development and strategy that will be invaluable given our clients’ increasing need for sustainability requirements across portfolios.”

“Georgia will also be shaping our go to market strategy to support Queensland’s infrastructure boom, including the growing demand for expertise to shape Olympics 2032 in line with Southeast Queensland’s commitment to become a green economy by 2032.”

Ms Gosse said a key priority for her at Aurecon would be to help clients embed sustainability principles across all their projects, investments and programmes of work.

“I am passionate about creating solutions for clients that goes beyond simply meeting compliance requirements and instead results in measurable long term sustainable outcomes both for their businesses and the communities in which they operate. It’s exciting that sustainability is being embedded in the early planning stages such as business cases and financing arrangements. We need to work collaboratively across sectors. To support our clients in solving problems and achieving long-term visions, it’s critical to consider regulatory and technological changes as well as social and political shifts. This holistic approach will ensure that the right blend of resources are pulled together as we move to a low-carbon, more sustainable economy,” Ms Gosse said.

“Aurecon’s commitment to innovative thinking and reputation for being a leader in integrated advisory solutions were important motivators for me to join, and I am excited about leading a team in this rapidly evolving and growing area.”

Julian Mitton will be based in Aurecon’s Sydney office and have an Australia-wide focus on precincts and Defence. Julian Dolby said Mitton is an experienced practitioner who will build Aurecon’s strategic advice for a growing number of national precinct and Defence opportunities.

“The integrated precinct space is growing rapidly, but there is typically a gap between government policy and actionable business plans. Julian’s expertise will enable us to better address strategic development options for infrastructure projects across Australia,” Mr Dolby said.

“From a defence perspective, Julian will support the Defence market enabling it to further leverage Aurecon’s existing solutions and bring our broader capabilities into the Defence market as the changing nature of the Defence footprint continues to expand and evolve across Australia.”

Mr Mitton said there was a great deal of opportunity in the strategic advisory space in the Defence market.

“Defence is already part of the national infrastructure boom creating opportunities and challenges for all participants. The more recent developments with AUKUS and escalating tensions in Europe are pointing to the need for accelerated design and delivery of sovereign Defence assets. Combine that with increasing cost pressures, energy risks and climate change and Aurecon is well poised to leverage its existing strengths in supporting Defence and Defence industry across the board.

“I also see opportunities to help state and federal government with precincts and transport design where cost concerns require renewed focus on smart scope and governance in multi-agency settings. I have long been impressed with Aurecon’s best-in-class, progressive understanding of infrastructure design, multi-skilled and collaborative ways of working and innovation culture and am looking forward to joining the team.”

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