Living Asset Management

Doubling of share price, putting a man on the moon, turning an old refinery into a world-class facility and improving safety are all outcomes that have been delivered by implementing asset management. But just as a tree needs the right climate and soil to produce wonderful fruit, so too, asset management must have the right environment to flourish; the right leadership, behaviour and culture. This book, Living Asset Management highlights our abundant potential to develop and change leadership, culture and behaviour so that asset management will produce the outcomes we want.

Below are but a few quotes on the publication and the authors:

"The Asset Management Council, a technical society of Engineers Australia, has produced a wonderful book that presents a new and dynamic approach to the topic of leadership and culture. Rather than the traditional approach of focusing on plant and equipment, systems and processes, this book focuses on people and the need for good leadership and strategies for developing a high performance culture which ensures excellence in asset management. I would like to congratulate the Asset Management Council and the authors, John Hardwick and John Lafraia, leaders in asset management in Australia and Brazil, for demonstrating that the principles of developing an effective asset management culture are universal".  - Marlene Kanga, President, Engineers Australia

"John Hardwick and JR Lafraia are two of the most important authors in the field of asset management.  The Management System Standard (PAS55 or ISO55000) is vital, of course, but without the context of leadership and organisational culture it is certain that you will not derive maximum benefit from implementing asset management.  I believe this book will become a seminal text for the emerging profession and senior managers wanting to ensure their investment is a success”. - David McKeown, CEO, Institute of Asset Management

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 About the Authors 

John Hardwick is the Group Executive, Network Strategy of Networks NSW. John has a background in the NSW Electrical Industry with 30 years’ experience. He completed a Masters of Business Administration at the Australian Graduate School of Management. John was responsible for all maintenance and replacement programs and expenditure on Network assets in Ausgrid for 10 years. John is currently the Chairman of the Asset Management Council and the Chairman of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM).

João Ricardo Barusso Lafraia is the author of the Handbook of Reliability, Availability and Maintainability, Leadership for Safety, Health and Environment and co-author of Strategic Reliability Management, Creating the Habit of Excellence, Value-based Leadership. He has also authored several articles and lectures on Management Excellence Reliability and Environmental, Health and Safety. He is currently the general manager of Refining Operating Efficiency at Petrobas, Brazil. He is the President of ABRAMAN (Brazilian Association of Asset Management and Maintenance) and holds the Executive position with the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management.