Chris Barling
Senior Consultant

Chris is a Senior Consultant and Project Manager with over a decade’s experience delivering major infrastructure and events. Chris works seamlessly with clients in both advisory and secondment roles to provide project management expertise in a pragmatic and approachable way.


Recently Chris was seconded to Infrastructure NSW to provide operational readiness planning to the major $230 million Walsh Bay Arts Precinct redevelopment. This NSW Government priority project was successfully re-opened in 2020 to welcome back arts tenants to the iconic Wharf 4/5.


Prior to this Chris was on a two year secondment with the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup Organising Committee, where he provided project management expertise including developing a comprehensive risk management process, 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.

Chris has also worked as a project manager at the Sydney Opera House for various Opera House renewal projects and with the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust for the concept design and refurbishment of Allianz Stadium.

Prior to working with MI, Chris worked for a large Tier 1 construction firm and has delivered projects in the commercial, education, defence and logistic sectors which gives him a broad understanding of different client’s requirements.

Chris is kept very busy with two young children and enjoys getting outdoors and experiencing what Sydney has to offer - including a round of golf, the Harbour or a long bicycle ride.