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Conference Diary Announcement

Asset Management Conference, Melbourne 2013
MCG, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Monday 3 –Thursday 6 June 2013

Your Asset Management Meeting Point

Providing you with key networking opportunities, the latest asset management knowledge and vital technical resources.

About the Asset Management Conference

The current global economy has seen funding cuts for numerous organisations, resulting in fragmentation of internal business functions. Consequently, organisations are being faced with limited options to implement capabilities to deliver sustained profitability, safety and performance and have been forced to focus on short-term stakeholder benefits. While this method of operation can produce results in the short-term, the long-term financial, legal and governance issues for an organisation can be disastrous, sometimes irreparable.

Be part of your organisation’s solution.

Attend the 2013 Asset Management Conference to understand why asset management is more important than ever. Network, share your stories and listen to ways you can achieve the reliability of new and existing assets, consistency of revenue and integration between an organisation’s business functions.

About the Asset Management Council

The Asset Management Council is a non-profit organisation that unites asset management professionals from all industries during its annual Asset Management Conference. The Asset Management Conference supports independent perspectives by rigorously peer-reviewing papers for presentation.

For information about this event, contact: Zoë Fitzpatrick
Event Coordinator
Phone: +61 (0)3 9819 2515

Appointment of Two New Board Directors

The Asset Management Council is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, effective Thursday 7 June 2012 following the member ballot.

The two new Board Directors are Dave Daines, Head of Asset Management, BHP Billiton Iron Ore and Glenn Ingram, Head of Asset Management, Newcrest Mining Ltd.

“Dave Daines and Glenn Ingram are both from the mining industry and I look forward to each bringing unique experiences, insights and energy, as well as further diversity to the wide-ranging experiences our Board Directors already provide to the Asset Management Council,” said Nicholas Phillips, Nomination Committee Chair, Asset Management Council.

“Dave is a respected leader in asset management and brings expertise in the development of asset management capability and the development of asset management competency programs. He is also the nominated representative of the CRC Mining on the Australian mirror committee for Standards Australia ISO Standards Committee PC 251.”

“Glenn is a highly regarded asset management leader and has actively contributed to numerous strategic decisions within the asset management function, in large Australian and international companies. Glenn as inaugural chairman of the Asset Management Council certification scheme committee has made considerable contribution to the recognition of the technical practice of asset management,” Nicholas continues.

“The Board of Directors is looking forward to continuing to represent, articulate and develop ways for Australian and international organisations to maximise benefit from the management of its assets.”

Retiring from the Board of Directors is Peter Kohler, Principal Analyst - Asset Sustainability, ITSR and Kieran Skelton, General Manager Operations Asia Pacific, Utility Risk Management Corporation.

Peter has represented the Asset Management Council in all areas of its development providing insight and leadership for its transition from a maintenance to an asset management focus.

Kieran’s contribution is characterised by acting on behalf of members in the development and delivery of strategic programs and services.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, head office and members, I thank Peter and Kieran for their commitment during their board appointment. Their time, passion and expertise enabled the Asset Management Council to accomplish many achievements, including the finalisation of our 2011 - 2015 Strategic Plan,” concluded Nicholas.

Launch your Asset Management Career

Asset management is a rapidly growing industry with numerous opportunities for ongoing employment and capability development.

Enter the Asset Management Council Student Awards to highlight your asset management capabilities and innovation. Each Award recipient will be publically recognised in front of key industry asset management professionals.

Students may enter one or more Award categories; Undergraduate Student, Postgraduate Student and Postgraduate Research.

Each recipient of the 2012 Student Award category will receive:

  • 1 complimentary 2012 ICOMS Asset Management Conference, Hobart registration (4 – 7 June 2012)
  • 1 complimentary Awards Ceremony ticket, Hobart (6 June 2012)
  • Framed certificate
  • $500.00 cheque
  • Honorary Asset Management Council membership (for a period of 12 months)

For further inquiries or to apply for an award, visit

2012 Asset Management Awards: providing evaluation and recognition of asset management capabilities

Asset Owners, Service Providers and organisations responsible for physical assets and their revenue, reliability and safety outcomes are encouraged to apply to the Asset Management Council’s 2012 Asset Management Awards.

Now in its 16th year, the AMA continues to provide organisations with an industry recognised and valid mechanism to measure continuous improvement in asset management. Participants complete a self-assessment report from the award seven criteria, participate in an on-site review and receive a detailed report by nominated Asset Management Council Reviewers.

Each applicant’s submission report is based on award criteria modelled from the Asset Management Body of Knowledge (AMBoK). With over ten year’s accumulation of work by industry key thought leaders, AMBoK presents the basis of successful asset management. The AMBoK also schematically presents the processes, within a number of disciplines, that may be used in part or entirety, to deliver successful asset management.

The recently published Asset Management Council publication Framework for Asset Management Body of Knowledge is aligned to the thirty-nine subjects proposed in the forthcoming ISO 55000 suite of asset management series. Supporting the ISO 55000 suite of asset management series is the Asset Management Landscape document, created by the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management.

Both of these documents are available to participants and demonstrate the depth and breadth of knowledge, tools and techniques available to participants in the 2012 AMA.

Recipients of the AMA will be announced in June 2012 at the Asset Management Council’s Annual Dinner, Hobart. One AMA recipient will be nominated for the 2012 Australian Engineering Excellence Award, hosted by Engineers Australia at the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra.

Recipients of the AMA include: Airservices Australia, Aurora Energy, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, EnergyAustralia, HMAS ANZAC, One Steel, Railcorp, United Group Rail, and Woodside Energy.

Intention to submit forms may be downloaded from the Asset Management Council website ( and are due at the latest by 25 February 2012.