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IFM announces partnership with Asset Management Council

Industry Funds Management (IFM) will partner with the Asset Management Council (AM Council) to deliver superior risk management and business outcomes for its clients.

The partnership will promote a sophisticated and comprehensive approach to asset management, drawing on the experience, expertise and offering of each organisation.

As the largest infrastructure investor in Australia, and one of the largest globally, IFM brings a unique understanding of the long term, sustainable management of infrastructure assets drawing on its 17 year investment track record.

IFM's Investment Director, Infrastructure, Danny Elia will join the AM Council board. Mr Elia has responsibility for IFM's asset management strategy across its 26 global infrastructure assets.

"Best practice asset management is an absolute priority for IFM, which is why this partnership makes sense," Mr Elia said.

Kyle Mangini, Global Head of Infrastructure, leads IFM’s global Infrastructure team.

"IFM aims to generate excellent long-term returns through efficient and effective management of infrastructure. This partnership reconfirms our commitment to that that process," Mr Mangini said.

The partnership agreement with AM Council will run for five years.

IFM invests in core infrastructure assets for leading pension and other long term institutional investors in Australia, North America and Europe.


For further information, please contact:
Phil Davey
0414 867 188


About IFM
IFM is a global investment manager with clients and teams in three of the largest pension markets in the world. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices in Sydney, London and New York, IFM manages over $35 billion across four asset classes - infrastructure, private equity, debt investments and listed equity portfolios. IFM invests on behalf of institutional investors and is owned by 32 major not-for-profit Australian superannuation funds. IFM is actively committed to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and has been a signatory since 2008.

About the Asset Management Council

The Asset Management Council is a non-profit, member network committed to advancing asset management knowledge and capability of members and the broader community. As an independent professional body, the Asset Management Council unites professionals and organisations from asset intensive industries to work together and enhance Australia’s international competitiveness. Courses, Asset Management Body of Knowledge, Technical Papers, Forums, Business Directory and Events are among the services provided. The Asset Management Council is a Technical Society of Engineers Australia and a founding member of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management.

Ausgrid TV

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Leighton Contractors appoints new head of Services Division

Leighton Contractors is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Bushby as Executive General Manager of the Leighton Contractors’ Services Division.

Mr Bushby will head the Leighton Contractors’ Services Division team encompassing the business units of Infrastructure Services, Facility Management and Utility Services, operating and maintaining key infrastructure across Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Bushby brings his skills and experience as the former Chief Executive of the New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority to the Leighton Contractors role.

His experience working at key strategic and operational levels in government and proven leadership capacity are welcomed by the Services Division of Leighton Contractors and complements its commitment to service, focus and outstanding results. As Chief Executive of the RTA from 2009 to 2011, Mr Bushby was responsible for the $5.3 billion NSW Annual Roads Program and 8000 RTA staff during a time of major change.

Michael has been a key driver for many policy initiatives including involvement in the national heavy vehicle reform initiatives. Over the last decade he has been involved in improving and setting new standards for safety, operations and asset management for the state’s extensive road network.

Leighton Contractors is currently the largest private motorway and tunnel operations and maintenance provider in Australia and is well positioned to further develop the skills and strong relationships it enjoys with clients and partners in the delivery of infrastructure services and facility management.

The Leighton Contractors’ Services Division is engaged in some of the nation’s premier infrastructure projects including:

  • long term facility management of seven schools in South East Queensland through the Aspire Schools PPP project;
  • providing operations and maintenance for the M5 East in NSW;
  • repairing more than 600km of roads damaged by the 2011 floods in Queensland;
  • delivering improvements and maintenance to more than 3,400km of main roads throughout the West Australian Wheatbelt;
  • providing comprehensive on-site facility management services for the nation’s most advanced private medical facility, The Medica Centre, in NSW; and
  • managing the offices and depots for Powercor across Victoria.

Mr Bushby will commence in the position on Monday 12 March 2012.


For further information please contact: Trish Tremble, Marketing & Communication Manager

Services Division Leighton Contractors T: 0404 078 925

About Leighton Contractors

Leighton Contractors is one of Australia’s leading construction, mining, services and telecommunications groups with more than $9.4 billion work in hand, employing more than 9,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.

Sharp's Business Relationships Goes Global

Sharp Business Solutions (Sharp) wish to advise they have established a joint business arrangement with Plant Asset Management, the Maintenance and Integrity consultancy business of Petrofac, the UK based international provider of oil and gas facilities service provider.  Sharp Business Solutions who specialises in asset management solutions, is Australia’s leader in IBM Maximo implementations, solutions, training and support.  Sharp's first joint tender with Plant Asset Management  was for Queensland Gas Company (QGC) for the complete CMMS (IBM Maximo) build for their new LPG plant being built on Curtis Island.  The project scope includes the development of maintenance strategies and maintenance plans for the plant, as well as the definition of optimum spares requirements.

We are excited to announce that this tender was successful. It will serve to consolidate the relationship between Plant Asset Management and Sharp, and could well provide similar global opportunities going forward.

Media contact: Julie Rainbow (Marketing & Business Development Manager) - or 0488 125 110