Why the AM Council Board is so important to the asset management community

Glenn Ingram - AM Council ChairmanThe Asset Management Council was established to provide strategic leadership, prudent governance and to further the discipline and the profession of  asset management.

Through global linkages and an active member base, its aim is to a create deeper understanding; engage communities to value  and use asset management; support organisations to improve business performance and subsequently enrich the ‘Asset Management Body of Knowledge’; increase the capabilities of individuals and organisations and benefit stakeholders.

The current Board is an eclectic mix of highly experienced professionals, united and focused on the common goal of contributing to deliver improved organisational effectiveness; expand perspectives and horizons, increase technical capabilities, and continuously refine the Body of Knowledge to grow and enhance the asset management community. In short, today’s Board members are heavy-weights in long-haul strategic thinking; have clarity and a diverse, yet deep, inner understanding of the essential values of asset management.

Glenn Ingram, the new Chair of the Asset Management Council Board, is one such individual. Highly accredited, in mechanical engineering and management, he holds an MBA, with a multi awarded trade background as well. Glenn is a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional and is a Certified Fellow in Asset Management and a Fellow of Engineers Australia. Glenn has received awards of Golden Key Honour society membership and an Entrepreneurship IEAust award during his studies all completed over many years part time whilst working full time. He has over 30 years’ diverse industry experience and since 2002 has held significant central asset management leadership roles within global mining industries.

As Senior Manager at Rio Tinto and Principal Advisor Asset Integrity and Reliability, Glenn's primary purpose is the overall management of the Company’s global bauxite and aluminium business; with responsibility for the asset management process and asset integrity and reliability across multiple international sites.

Prior to this he held the position of Head of Asset Management at Newcrest Mining, with global accountabilities in strategic asset management, practises and processes; and responsible for the Mobile Fleet, Planning, master data management, Reliability engineering, major outages, and Auditing portfolio; with asset values worth multiple billions of dollars.

His leadership of asset performance turnaround projects has been a key achievement throughout his career in a range of mining companies including Alcoa, Anaconda, Iluka Resources, Newcrest and now Rio Tinto. Ensuring a solid strategic asset management plan delivered via an integrated asset management framework and mature asset management processes is a key element of success.

Glenn Ingram considers the Asset Management Council Board as ‘…an enthusiastic, progressive group of like-minded professionals who want to leverage the Body of Knowledge to improve the capability of the business… and further grow AM Council’s global recognition as a peak body. The board and membership have a broad and diverse mix of industry backgrounds and sector coverage which is great to be part of’.

For expressions of interest for serving on the Board contact: sally.nugent@amcouncil.com.au