The winner of Engineers Australia's award for 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year has expressed his deep concerns over the lack of engineers in the country.

Matt Barrie, founder of online outsourcing giant Freelancer.com, said Australia already faces the problem of an insufficient number of engineers despite the outstanding potential of the country’s native talent pool. “Australian engineers are up there with the world’s best, and the only problem is that we don’t have enough of…