Press Release

August 14, 2023

AECOM appoints Corie Taylor as new First Nations engagement lead for Australia


BRISBANE (August 15, 2023) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Corie Taylor as First Nations engagement lead for Australia. Based in Turrbul and Yuggera land (Brisbane), Mr. Taylor will lead a national strategy to advance First Nations representation and inclusion, working with stakeholders to build and maintain meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, organisations, and communities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Corie Taylor as our First Nations engagement lead at AECOM. Corie will be instrumental in our continued cultural learning, helping us integrate technical and cultural expertise,” said Richard Barrett, chief executive of AECOM’s Australia and New Zealand region. “We acknowledge First Nations people’s connection to Country and are proud to be on this journey of strengthening First Nations engagement, helping us all become more connected to Country, our histories, cultures and achievements.”

“The opportunity to contribute to AECOM’s First Nations agenda is an exciting prospect, and I already have a sense of the genuine commitment it has made in progressing outcomes for First Nations people across Australia,” said Mr. Taylor.

Mr. Taylor is a Gomeroi man from North-West New South Wales. As First Nations engagement lead, he will steer the implementation of AECOM’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan and support programs that enable our First Nations employees to feel culturally safe and thrive at AECOM.

Mr. Taylor brings over twenty years of experience in Indigenous affairs and engagement across private, community and government sectors. He has demonstrated experience in large-scale project delivery and change management and has previously held positions at Rio Tinto, BHP, and EY.

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