Dr Roy Barton
Principal Consultant
Australian Centre for Value Management Pty Ltd


PhD - James Cook University, Australia
Master of Science - Degree in Construction Management and Economics University of Aston, Birmingham.
Graduate Diploma in Adult Education - Sydney College of Advanced Education.

Member of The Chartered Institute of Building (U.K.)
Fellow Practitioner of The Institute of Value Management, Australia

Project List

  • Value Management of major mining developments in North America, South America and Australia
  • Value Management of major building and civil engineering projects in Australia and Singapore
    • Hospitals
    • Housing
    • Museums
    • Schools
    • Performing arts facilities
    • Environmental protection
    • Water reticulation
  • Partnering initiation for a major project in Australia
  • Risk management of national highway projects in Australia
  • Strategic planning for transportation studies in Australia
  • Coaching construction project teams in Australia
  • Development of road safety guidelines in NSW, Australia
  • Training courses in Gateway, Australia
  • Training courses in Value Management, Australia and New Zealand
  • Teaching a Masters unit in interdisciplinary design, Hong Kong.


Specialist Skills

  • Group decision-catalyst
  • Value Management & Value Engineering
  • Education Program Design, Development & Delivery
  • Group Facilitation
  • Partnering
  • Risk Management
  • High Level Communication

Professional Experience

Dr Roy Barton has extensive experience as a senior academic, group-facilitator/coach, organisational mentor and group decision-catalyst. He works on a wide variety of assignments nationally and internationally with public and private sectors. Whilst much of his work is involved with Value Management, Risk Management and Partnering on major projects, Roy has substantial experience in working with groups of people across all levels of organisations on problem-solving and strategic planning. Of particular interest, is Roy's work in helping groups of people establish clear statements of purpose and core values and further helping them to develop strategies that respond to those purposes and core values.

Formerly an Associate Professor of Construction Management and Economics at the University of Canberra and Adjunct Professor of Asset Management at Queensland University of Technology, Roy now works full time in private practice through the Australian Centre for Value Management Pty Ltd.

Roy has been integral in the development and practice of Value Management in New South Wales and he is a co-author of the New South Wales Government Value Management Manual. He has also been instrumental in the development and practice of Total and Strategic Asset Management in New South Wales and Queensland.

Through an on-going action-research program, Roy has developed a particular approach to Value Management, specifically designed to address strategic and conceptual planning and project initiation. He is chairperson of the Australian standards committee on Value Management and a past president of the Institute of Value Management, Australia. His primary area of research and practice deals with the complexities encountered during the early phases of major infrastructure projects.

Roy is keenly interested in the field of learning and learning organisations and actively promotes the notion of "whole of government" outcomes from public sector projects.