ACVM is a source of professional advice for a broad range of public and private sector clients throughout Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia.

ACVM was formed in 1996 following 10 years of collaborative development and consulting work by the Directors focussed primarily across the NSW public sector. This work related to resource allocation; strategic and tactical asset planning and management; best practice policy and guidelines; value management and value engineering; project and program evaluation; workshop and public meetings facilitation; professional development training; organisational and cultural change.

Today, we operate throughout Australasia and the Americas with experience in facilitating across all industry sectors.

We can be engaged directly by a client or through their project management, engineering and architectural consultant teams.

Our unique team facilitation approach deals with complexity in both the technical aspects of a project or program as well as with multiple stakeholder relationships and perspectives. We can dynamically and successfully manage teams from as few as 5 to 50+ in workshops and public meetings with outstanding results.

Accreditations + panels

State & Federal Government (AU)


NSW Procurement (SCM1191) – Consultants in Construction Scheme (Up to $150K)
Value Management Facilitators

NSW Procurement (SCM0005) – Prequalification Scheme – Performance and Management Services
Risk Management

NSW Roads & Maritime Services – Health and Safety in Design & Constructability Panel
GC21 Start Up Workshop Facilitation
Constructability Workshop Facilitation

NSW Transport – Sydney Trains (P-11011_1)
Value Management

The Specialists

Registered Facilitators and Trainers


Email Chris
Mob +61 417 206 875

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Chris Laird / Principal Consultant


  • Bachelor Engineering (Civil), NSW Institute of Technology (1980)
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Development, University of Canberra (1995)


  • Member and Registered Practitioner of The Institute of Value Management, Australia

Specialist Skills

  • Value Management & Value Engineering
  • Group Facilitation
  • Early Contractor Involvement
  • Risk Management
  • Health and Safety in Design

Professional Experience

Chris possesses a breadth of experience and capability to address organisational, key relationships as well as highly technical and engineering based issues, derived from his private and public sector experience in project and program management and workshop facilitation.

Commissions cover 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.  Many of these workshops regularly involved up to 50 participants.

Chris has had a heavy involvement with the NSW Police Force and has facilitated several strategic reviews and capital works upgrade program.  Chris has also been engaged to facilitate numerous workshops for some of Sydney’s major landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Taronga Zoo.

Chris 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.


Transport for NSW / ARTC / Sydney Water / City of Sydney Council / WaterNSW / Taronga Park Zoo / Sydney Opera House / Stockland Properties / SA Water / Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority / NSW Justice / NSW Police / various NSW Councils / Ausgrid / Charter Hall / Central Queensland University


Email Mark
Mob +61 411 464 259

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Mark Neasbey / Director


  • Bachelor in Arts (Human Geography & South East Asian Studies), Macquarie University
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Development, Canberra University


Member Practitioner of The Institute of Value Management Australia

Certified Practicing Risk Manager, Risk Management Institution of Australasia

Director, Sydney Executive Business Association

Specialist Skills

  • Asset Strategic Planning & Management
  • Strategic & Business Planning
  • Risk Management Facilitation
  • Program & Project Evaluation
  • Professional Development Courses in Risk Management and Value Optimisation
  • Value Management & Value Engineering Facilitation
  • Public Meetings

Professional Experience

Mark combines his extensive consultancy and facilitation experience together with more than two decades in managing the following tasks:

  • capital and maintenance works planning of large property portfolios;
  • joint venturing;
  • project appraisals and post completion reviews;
  • operations management and services delivery;
  • management information and computer systems design, implementation and user support.

He has extensive experience in assignments across all industry sectors in Australia and overseas including for a United Nations sponsored project to develop Strategic Asset Management guidelines for the Government of Mauritius.  He has provided training in Risk Management Thinking and techniques for project and program managers for NSW & Queensland Public Works and Coffey Projects.  He has also delivered other professional development courses in Strategic Asset Planning and is co=presenter with Roy Barton of the Value Optimisation Master Class.

He has delivered short courses in VM and RM to UTS, Sydney University and UNSW and a full semester program in Construction Value Management for UNSW.


Charter Hall / Bovis Lend Lease /  Baulderstone / Abigroup / ACI (Agency for Clinical innovation) / ACL Alliance / ACTEW AGL / NSW Family & Community Services / AECOM / Australia Pacific Project / Sydney 2000 / Aurecon / Olympic Coordination Authority / Brisbane Airport Corporation / Singapore (CP2M) / Defence / Sydney Water Corporation & Sydney Catchment Authority /  WaterNSW /  Health NSW, QLD, WA, Vic, Tas / South Australia State Records / City of Sydney Council / Willoughby City Council / SMEC / Pittwater Council / GHD / NSW Housing & Aboriginal Housing / Infrastructure NSW / WA Fire & Emergency Services / Brisbane City Council / Rio Tinto / Bankstown City Council / BHP / NSW Justice / Transport for NSW / Sydney Ports / Resolve FM

Principal Consultant

Email Roy
Mob +61 411 765 001

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Dr Roy Barton / Principal Consultant


  • 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

Specialist Skills

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

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 Australia and Singapore.

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 was Chair of the Australian Standards Committee on Value Management and 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.


Roy has authored articles and presented at numerous conferences in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore about Value and Value for Money.  As President of the Institute of Value Management Australia he has created several videos about Value and Value for Money.


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 / Training courses in Gateway, Australia / Training courses in Value Management, Australia and New Zealand / Teaching a Masters unit in interdisciplinary design, Hong Kong.

The Specialists

Registered Facilitators and Trainers

ACVM’s facilitators work individually or in a team arrangement depending on the complexities and the extent of stakeholder participation as well as the timeliness of reported outputs to support post-workshop decision-making and actions. 

We work directly for client organisations or agencies as well as the professional and technical consultancy organisations engaged to design and deliver asset projects – our facilitation approach assists all parties to rapidly develop a shared knowledge and understanding of context, value (clarity of purpose, benefits and important features), givens, constraints and assumptions, functions and performance requirements, technical options, risks and costs (capital as well as whole of life-cycle). 

Methodology and techniques are adopted to suit the particular situation.

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