Chris Barling, Senior Consultant

Chris is a Project Manager and is currently seconded to Infrastructure NSW to provide operational readiness planning to the major $230 million Walsh Bay Arts Precinct redevelopment. 

Chris recently returned from a two-year secondment with the Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee, where he provided project management expertise including developing a comprehensive risk management processes, programme management and facilitating integration among local and international stakeholders. Chris also led the development of a comprehensive readiness program which included 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..