Tim Napper

Tim Napper

Federal Principal

With over 20 years of industry experience, Tim hails from the Department of Defence where he was a project director in the Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch and delivered a multibillion-dollar portfolio of infrastructure projects and programs in Australia, the Middle East and Papua New Guinea. Notable projects include the $3.1-plus billion Garden Island Redevelopment Subprogram, $1.3 billion Armoured Fighting Vehicles Facilities Program, and the $425 million Mosul Dam Remediation Program.

As federal (defence) principal, Tim now leads the growing defence team and is committed to leveraging our interconnected global defence, science and technology exchange, so the sector can operate at the cutting-edge of design to deliver human-centred solutions that solve some of defence’s most critical challenges.

With speed of delivery more critical than ever before, Tim works with our data-driven design team to deliver on Australia’s Defence enterprise priorities and uses innovative tools and methodologies to address key industry drivers and set a new benchmark for the sector. In addition, Tim employs our Regenerative Design Framework and Tool to support the Department of Defence in moving beyond basic high-performance goals towards net-positive impacts and metric-driven targets for carbon, water, nutrients, air, biodiversity, social and health categories.

Tim is passionate about fostering a digital-first design culture to enable transparent, data-driven justifications that accelerate government infrastructure decision-making and foster living collaboration from the outset of a project. Through this approach, we can produce comprehensive virtual replicas of base developments and high-tech military capability facilities to address workforce, ecological, social, cultural and financial challenges faster and more holistically.

A chartered professional engineer, Napper is also an adjunct lecturer at University of New South Wales Canberra, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and the deputy chair and secretary for Engineers Australia’s College of Leadership & Management (Canberra Division).