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.

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Dave Daines Glenn Ingram

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ICOMS Conference Competitions

Competitions
This year we are running two competitions before and during the conference for delegates. Do you have what it takes to go home with one of the prizes?
Competition 1
What questions would you ask?
Take a look at the photograph directly below. Tell us the first two questions you would ask upon viewing the situation if you were a:
•         A Lawyer
•         A Maintenance Manager
•         An Asset Manager
Enter your submission via our LinkedIn site, our homepage or during the Conference.
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Competition 2
How would you capture asset management in a photograph?
Rummage through your archives or take a photograph that captures asset management!
'The photo is of the site manager at Alinta Wind Farm near Geraldton Western Australia. In order to have a good asset management culture at a remote wind farm, the site manager is the most important person. He needs to be on board with the processes, data requirements and drive this through to the maintenance contractors', Murray Wall, Infigen Energy.
The winners of the competitions will be announced at the Farewell Drinks at this year’s conference!

Do you have what it takes to go home with one of the prizes?

This year we are running two competitions before and during the conference for delegates.

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Out Now: 2012 Conference Program and The Asset Journal

Conference Program and Paper Abstracts

20 pages on the Conference with official Conference Program now available! Also includes Keynote Speakers, Workshops, Paper Abstracts, Sponsors / Exhibitors and Competitions.

Click here to view Conference Program in The Asset Journal

The Asset Journal, Issue 2, Volume 6, view online

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Technical Article 1 
Leadership… An essential ingredient for effective Asset Management Excerpt from a recent interview with Michael McGrath, Life Member of Asset Management Council

Technical Article 2 
RCM – making the process more cost effective. Ten years later…. Gary Winsor

Technical Article 3 
Asset Management Sustainability Tony Ang, Acting Manager Asset Strategy & Risk, Hydro Tasmania

 

Implementing Cultural Change

newsicoms12At this year's ICOMS Asset Management Conference we will be running a Q&A session on Implementing Cultural Change.

We asked Michael McGrath, Life Member of the Asset Management Council, his question for the panellists on implementing cultural change. His response:

What is the single essential ingredient to have before embarking on implementation of an asset management system?

 

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Asset Management in the Power Generation Industry and Local Government

Asset Management Council Gippsland Chapter Event

After an extensive career at both a technical and senior management level in the Power Generation industry, Graeme Offer made a switch to Local Government, where he was involved in the rapidly emerging Asset Management field at a high-growth Queensland regional city.

Graeme will share some observations on the different approaches to Asset Management in the two industries, and will share some of his experiences in implementing Asset Management in a local government environment.

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