Julian Dolby leads Advisory division of engineering firm Aurecon

31 October 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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After twelve “incredible years” at Deloitte Consulting, Julian Dolby has crossed to Aurecon, where he has been named leader of the Advisory division.

Julian 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. In his most recent role, he was the Lead Partner of Operations Consulting as well as the Lead Consulting Partner for the firm’s Brisbane office. 

“I have had amazing opportunities to lead extraordinary talent and be led by great leaders at Deloitte,” said Dolby. “Aurecon is an organisation that I have followed with much interest and I am therefore super excited by the prospect of being a part of the next wave of development and growth. I am incredibly excited by the opportunity to lead the Advisory practice.” 

Julian Dolby, Head of Advisory, Aurecon

Dolby takes over the reins from Brad McBean, who led the division for the past four years – in the period doubling its revenue and profit. “We are very ambitious for our Advisory division, which is now at a size where someone of Julian’s calibre can take it to the next level,” said Aurecon CEO William Cox.

Some of Advisory’s key offerings include: asset optimisation, infrastructure advisory, program and project management, communication & stakeholder engagement. “Our Advisory practice, aligned with our digital and data capability and engineering competencies, allows us to be impactful through the whole engineering lifecycle. This is a high growth area for Aurecon.” 

Founded in 2009, Aurecon is an engineering and design company. The Australian company has around 7,500 employees working from offices across Australia, Middle East, New Zealand, South East Asia and South Africa. 

Dolby sees strong growth potential for the Advisory group amid a rapidly changing environment. “As digitisation becomes mainstream, our clients are increasingly looking for technically led advisory services to help them make well-informed capital decisions. When you bring the engineering mindset together with advisory capabilities, something powerful happens – especially when you embed data analytics in everything you do.”

He also expects growth opportunities in smart cities and helping clients to manage emerging risks, including climate change, social license to operate, and asset integrity.

Earlier in his career, Dolby worked for Australian-origin consultancy Partners in Performance (focused on the mining, utilities and heavy industry sectors) and Jamiesons.