Chris Laird

Diploma of Engineering (Civil), NSW Institute of Technology (1979).
Bachelor Engineering (Civil), NSW Institute of Technology (1980).
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Development for Value Management Facilitation University of Canberra (1995)

Member Practitioner of the Institute of Value Management Australia (IVMA)

Project List

  • NSW Health John Hunter Acute In-patient Facility
  • NSW Department of Corrective Services Facility Planning
  • NSW Pacific Highway Upgrades
  • Department of Land and Water Conservation Strategic Planning Country Towns Water and Sewerage projects

Specialist Skills

  • Value Management
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Communication
  • Risk Management
  • High Level Analysis

Professional Experience

Chris is a professional facilitator with extensive experience in managing and conducting various workshop processes including strategic planning, risk management and value management workshops.

Chris's career has developed from a civil engineering background that included private and public sector experience in project and program management. Chris involvement in managing and facilitating group problem solving workshops commenced in the early 1990's when he joined a specialist unit in the NSW Department of Public Works and Services and has continued since joining ACVM in early 2000.

Chris has been involved in a large number of facilitated workshops for a range of private and public sector clients. Facilitation commissions have been awarded for a wide variety of multi-million dollar infrastructure projects including major civil, architectural and building projects as well as studies for strategic planning, capital works programs, organisational reviews, business strategy development and policy development.

Chris has been awarded with the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Development for Value Management Facilitators and was part of the NSW Public Works Value Management Team presented with the Inaugural Award for Public Sector Evaluation and Methodologies by the Australasian Evaluation Society.

The Institute of Value Management Australia has awarded him Practitioner Endorsement.