Chris Barling, Consultant

Chris is a Project Manager and consultant with over 10 years’ experience in delivering projects with a First-Class Honours Bachelor of Project Management (Construction) from University of Technology Sydney.

Chris is currently seconded to Infrastructure NSW providing operational readiness management to the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Redevelopment Project.


Chris was previously seconded to the Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee providing project management expertise including developing a comprehensive risk management processes, programme management and facilitating integration among local and international stakeholders. Chris is also leading the development of a comprehensive readiness program which includes testing the tournament time organisational structure, crisis management planning and contingency planning.

Before moving to Japan, Chris provided Project Management support to the Sydney Opera House for the start-up activities associated with the Opera House Renewal Projects including the procurement of the consultants for the refurbishment of a new concert hall.

Chris has also assisted the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust as the Project Manager during the development of the concept design for the refurbishment of Allianz Stadium.

Prior to working with MI, Chris worked for a large Tier 1 construction firm responsible for a number of projects including the re-development on the CSIRO Black Mountain site in Canberra, which required a buildability review of documentation with a critical eye for construction detailing and liaising with project team on preferred construction techniques. Chris has also delivered projects in the commercial, education, defence and logistic sectors which gives him a broad understanding of different client’s requirements.

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