As councils move toward optimised lifecycle asset management, balancing cost, risk and levels of performance is often an extremely complicated process. This conference is looking to bring together industry experts to collaborate and share innovation.
Attend the Local Government Asset Management conference to hear insight on key issues including:
- Forecasting expenditure across asset lifecycles
- Service delivery planning and optimisation
- Integration of people, systems and technologies
- Encouraging top and bottom level buy in
- Promoting cultural change to promote asset management
State and local government representatives with titles of:
- Director of Asset Management
- Director of Infrastructure
- Asset Manager/Coordinator
- Asset Engineer
- Strategic Asset Analyst
- Manager of Asset Maintenance
Attend to learn:
- Understand & achieve optimised asset lifecycles
- Cost-effectively collect data
- Integrate new systems & technologies
- Achieve organisational buy-in from all levels of staff
Raymond currently heads the Asset Management Intelligence Support unit in the Community Facilities department of Auckland Council and is responsible for ensuring that correct and timely information is made available for a $6bn asset portfolio made up of parks and buildings. He has been active in asset management for over 20 years in various sectors, including defence, health, education, banking, central and local government. He is always keen to learn from others and to share his experiences in asset management planning, asset systems implementation, and policy development. He has a BA(Hons) in Strategic Management, a Henley MBA, and other qualifications in Banking, Governance and Asset Management.
City of Tea Tree Gully
With a total $1.4B of community assets under management and responsibilities including City Maintenance, Water re-use, Environment, Waste, Fleet and Capital Works program delivery, Thornton draws on experience from a 25 year career in local government.
With over 17 years in local government executive management roles and a keen interest in change management, leadership development and creating value for communities, Thornton says he has been privileged with the opportunities local government has provided him.
The field of Asset Management has been a growing area of interest for Thornton personally and for the City of Tea Tree Gully Council where he serves as Director Assets & Environment.
Beyond the regulatory and technical requirements of asset management in the public sector, Thornton and his team are keen to unleash the powerful change management and even cultural improvement opportunities they believe can be accessed through leading practice asset management.
Rural City of Wangaratta
Maree Walker is the Manager of Infrastructure Planning and Delivery at the Rural City of Wangaratta. The portfolio that Maree is responsible for includes Asset Management, Engineering Services, Design and Development, Facility Management, Contract Management and Project Delivery. Maree has qualifications in Cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Infrastructure Engineering and Management (Asset Management), however, strategic asset management is her passion. Maree is also responsible for a large team and uses her leadership skills to progress, collaborate with, and lead a united and focused team committed to achieving outcomes.
Australian Mirror Committee TC 251 (ISO 55000)
Dave Daines has over 32 years’ experience in industry working extensively in the fields of Maintenance, Operations, Projects and Asset Management. Dave holds a Master’s in Business and Engineering Asset Management from UWA and is a Certified Fellow in Asset Management. He currently holds the position of the Chair of the Asset Management Council of Australia and is a Director of World Partners in Asset Management.
He has been actively involved in the development of the ISO 55000 Standards since their inception in 2011 and has been the Chair of the Australian Mirror Committee for the development of the Standards since 2015.
Now consulting in the area of Asset Management and a qualified Lead Auditor for Bureau Veritas, Dave has a broad exposure to the application of Asset Management on a Local , National and International basis across a variety of industries and organizations’.
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What People Are Saying
“As always, these conferences continue to impress, their content is always relevant to situations we are currently going through and they are a great atmosphere to network.”Asset Engineer, Townsville City Council
“A very relevant, topical and informative program with interesting and professional presentations”Coordinator Asset Management, City of Charles Sturt
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Traffic Management Association of Australia
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