Thought Leaders Series: Engineering the Olympics, the vision

Start time: 1:00pm AEDT. Join our experts as they analyse and discuss engineering the vision of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.
Engineering the Olympics

About this event

The 2032 Brisbane Olympics may still be a decade away however development and infrastructure projects are ready to break ground following planning discussions between the Brisbane City Council and the International Olympics Committee.  

Join us for our first webinar as part of a series that will focus on how engineering leadership and excellence is critical to the success of these games and beyond, across the multiple industry sectors.

Our speakers will discuss State Government’s vision and take is through why winning this iconic global event will support Australia’s economic strategy, delivering a total benefit of over $17 billion for Australia, creating over 100,000 jobs nationally.


About the speakers

 Aaron Broughton

Aaron Broughton
Executive Director of Infrastructure and Precincts for the Brisbane 2032 Taskforce

Aaron Broughton is the Executive Director of Infrastructure and Precincts for the Brisbane 2032 Taskforce.  He is responsible for the progression of the Master Plan of venues and facilities for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and has enjoyed a successful career working in sport and recreation, health, water and residential infrastructure delivery.
He has extensive government and program management experience having previously worked in portfolios including Sport Stadia, Health and Water infrastructure and has a deep passion for delivering quality community infrastructure.
Mr Broughton’s recent experience with program management and government infrastructure delivery arrangements include:

  • Executive Director, Infrastructure and Precincts, Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport
  • Executive Director, Infrastructure and Service Delivery, Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Executive Director, Office of the Director-General, National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
  • Director, Planning and Infrastructure Division, Queensland Health

Aaron holds a Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Project Management and Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Sustainable Economics.  Prior to entering government, Aaron was an architectural draftsman working in Australia and the United Kingdom.


Ron Zubrik

Ron Zubrik
Partner, Management Consulting, KPMG

Ron is the National Lead Partner of KPMG’s Sport, Major Venues & Events practice. Ron has significant experience in the sport and recreation sector where he has partnered with government and sporting organisations at all levels across Australia to deliver better sporting infrastructure outcomes. Ron was also Lead Partner for the Queensland Government’s 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Economic and Social Benefits Assessment Report that underpinned the State’s Games bid.


Robbie Marshall

Robbie Marshall
General Manager – North West Australia, Cardno

Robbie Marshall has over 26 years’ experience in engineering and the urban development space in various technical, project management and leadership roles. He has played a key role in the design and delivery of major projects for both public and private sectors, helping to shape the communities in which we live and work, focusing on sustainable, community-focused and connected infrastructure that not only meets today’s needs but tomorrow’s as well.

In his current role of General Manager – North West Australia, Robbie leads Cardno’s operations in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia, as their collaborative network of multidisciplinary engineering and environmental professionals make a difference to the communities in which they live and work through the delivery of pragmatic, yet innovative solutions for infrastructure projects.

Robbie's consultative approach, experience and industry knowledge, led to his appointment in 2016 as the Senior Technical Advisor for State Government city-shaping projects. He is also a member of the Brisbane 2033: Olympics and Paralympics Legacy Taskforce developing and advocating for policy initiatives and infrastructure projects. 

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Who should attend?

All disciplines and sectors. 


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19 / 10 / 2021 - 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
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19 / 10 / 2021 01:00 pm
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