BobSloan webName: Robert Sloan

AM Council Title: Sydney Chapter Chair

Brief work history: 
I hold a Masters Degree in in Business and Technology and have worked for Ausgrid and its previous incarnations for the last 39 years starting as an Apprentice Electrical Fitter / Mechanic, completing engineering and business qualifications whilst gaining experience of all aspects of the Electricity Network – construction, maintenance, design, project development, project management, contract management, asset management and strategy and safety and environmental management. I am currently the Safety and Environmental Services Manager at Ausgrid.

Why did you first join the Asset Management Council?
I was appointed to a role responsible for the asset strategy for a power distribution network and joined as a member of MESA, that then became AM Council and I have a passion for maintenance and asset management.

Why did you take on the role of Sydney Chapter Chair?
I had held the positions of Chapter Secretary and Deputy Chapter chair for a number of years and was encouraged by the chapter members to take on the Chapter Chair role last year.

My thoughts on: Leadership and Culture and the impact of Assets on Safety and Environmental outcomes
These areas that I believe needs more focus. I am keenly interested driving positive cultural change related to asset and people management to deliver improved cost savings, safety and environmental outcomes.

Three interesting facts about me:
1. I have restored and continue to maintain a 1982 Chevrolet Corvette.
2. I like to take the Corvette on car club drives with my wife.
3. I keep Kio carp, Gouldian finches and tropical fish.

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