- Dave Alexander (Chair)
- Andrew Sarah (Deputy Chair)
- Sean Reeves (Secretary)
Annually, the Asset Management Council organizes AM SPEAK Conferences. This year, the conference was handled digitally and took place from 20 to 22 April. The 3-day live online event was designed for expanding participants' knowledge base and continuing professional development as well.
Tuesday 31st March saw the Brisbane Chapter host a webinar on the subject of risk within asset management. This presentation saw Geoff Hales present on risk and criticality for optimised management of assets and Kim Adil speak about risk implications for RCM, equipment inspections and work execution.
It was interesting to see locations of the attendees taking up of the webinar not just across Australia but stretching as far as the USA, Europe, Middle East and even Moscow. The chapter are also planning for the seminars for the foreseeable future to be delivered by webinar.
Thank you to all who nominated to join the AMCouncil Brisbane Chapter Committee. All nominations were accepted at last night's Annual General Meeting. The re-elections of Keith Paintin as Chapter Chair and Peter Pennell as Chapter Vice Chair were also confirmed.
The Canberra chapter began the year with a case study presentation by Wayne Francisco from GHD, and the AGM. Wayne had the challenging project of introducing asset management to MTA Bridges and Tunnels in New York City. This journey began in 2007 and is still ongoing, but Wayne highlighted a number of hurdles and traps that organisations can encounter on the way to achieving a mature asset management system, not the least of these is what to do when the company has a change of management and the inevitable restructure.