Archie Barnwell

Expert Course Leader in the areas of Finance and Project Management

Archie Barnwell has had a very impressive 37-year career starting out in the banking industry, moving into the hotel arena before finally ending up in the projects division within the construction industry. He has worked on many well-known projects including Sun City, The Westcliff Hotel, N1 & N2 Toll Concession, Gautrain and Johannesburg Inner City Expansion just to name a few.

During his career, he has worked in a variety of senior management positions responsible for the financial decisions and this led him into his current field of expertise that relates directly to project management with specific focus on large construction and engineering projects.

All this experience coupled with his professional affiliation to the International Project Finance Association make him the ideal Course Leader for this training course as he really understands the importance of making sound and rational financial decisions.

Archie has an engaging training style and he says about this topic,“if you have ever asked yourself…where are they getting those numbers from, you’re not alone! The reality is that a lot of engineers, project managers and technical professionals are just like you…they feel uncomfortable in discussions with financial and accounting specialists…or they don’t fully understand financial terminology and get lost in the “buzz words”…and they don’t know how to effectively use budgets, balance sheets, P&L statements, project financial models and other financial data to their project’s advantage.

The reality is that your actions and decisions do affect the financial picture. So, if you’re making those decisions without a solid knowledge of finance and accounting, you’re operating in the dark. That is why I am excited to be teaching this course because it will teach you how to make more efficient and strategic engineering decisions.”

This is what past Course Participants have had to say about our previous Training Courses

“Excellent course. It was to the point and I could really relate to all of the references made.”

Managing Director, Industrial Acid Proofing International

“Steve was excellent! He points out the pitfalls of the contract and he did not try to ‘sell’ the document like other presenters. He also has a definite yes or no answer when you ask him questions, so there is no ambiguity.”

Quantity Surveyor,
WSP Group

“For every question asked, Steve used an example to further explain the contract which leads to a better understanding. He gives a realistic solution and answer to every question asked.”

Architectural Technologist,
BOPA Projects

“Simply put Steve’s knowledge and experience is excellent.”

Construction Manager, Small Civils

“Steve really has a very good understanding of the construction industry. He uses a lot of examples and case studies which I really liked.”

Development Manager, Tongaat Hulett

To bring Steve du Toit to your organisation, please contact us on +27 11 447 7470 or email

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