Celebrating Excellence in Asset Management

The Asset Management Council Award program offers a number of awards annually, to organisations and individuals for outstanding work within the discipline of asset management and maintenance engineering.


It provides a high-profile opportunity to recognise excellence in the management of physical assets through their life cycle from concept creation to disposal and showcase use of best practice Asset Management systems and processes.

The Awards ceremony is held each year as part of the AMPEAK Asset Management Conference.

Entries now open for 2024

The Asset Management Council Awards celebrates the significant contribution individuals and organisations are making to the advancement of asset management in Australia, and internationally. The Awards recognise organisations who are making a start and are on the journey of continuous asset management improvement. The Awards also recognises individual achievement in asset management leadership and student innovation in the field of asset management.

The Awards ceremony is held annually during the AMPEAK Asset Management Conference.

The Asset Management Award program offers a number of awards annually, to organisations and individuals for outstanding work within the discipline of asset management and maintenance engineering. The Awards are divided into three parts.

Click Here to Download Awards 2024 Application Pack

Key Dates: 
Awards Submissions Close 5pm AEDT Friday 1st March 2024. Email your application to training@amcouncil.com.au. This is a hard deadline. Winners announced at Gala Dinner on evening of Tuesday 16th April 2024.

For more information on how to apply to the Asset Management Council Awards, contact us at training@amcouncil.com.au

    Excellence Awards

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    Awards PART A – The Asset Management Excellence Awards
    The following categories are available in the Asset Management Excellence Awards;

    1) Asset Management Innovation Award
    Projects, products or frameworks that demonstrate new techniques or innovative approaches to asset management best practice at any or all of its life cycle stages.

    2) Asset Management Information Management Award
    Projects demonstrating best practice techniques and originality in the use and management of asset management data in one or more of the areas of acquiring data, storage of data, representation/interpretation of data and using data for decision making.

    3) Asset Management CRP Award – Cost/Risk/Performance
    Projects demonstrating the balance between the elements of cost, risk and performance to obtain a valuable solution for an asset.

    4) Asset Management Sustainability Award
    Asset Management strategies, frameworks, projects or products that demonstrate commitment to embedding and delivering measurable sustainable outcomes – liveability, sustainability, affordability and resilience – aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

    5) Asset Management Resilience Award
    Asset Management strategies, frameworks, projects, or products which demonstrate a holistic approach to improved management and planning, focussed on strengthening and enhancing the resilience of their asset portfolios.

    6) Safety in Asset Management Award
    Demonstrates the use of asset management principles to manage safety better.

    7)The Asset Management Diversity Award. 

    Description and assessment criteria
    The Diversity category recognises and promotes the positive contribution made by organisations that demonstrate a holistic and long-term commitment to diversity within the Asset Management community. Some of the key characteristics of workforce diversity may include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, ability, and sexual orientation.

    Leadership 40%
    How does your leadership team invest and build talent to create an inclusive workplace and diverse team. Outline how you are leading the way in attracting and growing a diverse talent pool. Include methods of measurement and targets in your answer.

    Innovation 30%
    Explain how innovative approaches has been used in achieving diversity. Highlight bold ideas, achievements, challenges and lessons learnt.
    Demonstrate how innovation has been achieved through leveraging individual backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and strengths.

    Diversity benefits 25%
    Explain how your diverse team has positively impacted the organisation, stakeholders and contribution to the community.

    Presentation of the award submission 5%


    Note: More than one award in each of the above (7) categories may be awarded if the Judging Panel judge more than one of the nominees are worthy of that recognition. Judges decision is final.

      Individual Awards

      MESA Medal

      The MESA Medal is awarded to an individual who has personally contributed at the highest level to the advancement of the science and/or practice of asset management. Information about the MESA Medal Award can be found hereDownload Criteria Here 

      The nomination of an individual for this award may be made at any time by any person resident in Australia or by a current member of the Asset Management Council Ltd or a current member of a kindred body which has a formal documented current reciprocity agreement with the Asset Management Council Ltd. Nominations for this award are to be made in confidence to the CEO of the Asset Management Council Ltd on the prescribed form. Whilst submissions may be put forward at any time, the CEO of the Asset Management Council Ltd will call for submissions each year with a closing date for those submissions.  Download Nomination Form Here

      For more information, please email info@amcouncil.com.au 


      Previous Recipients

          • Anthony Christer (decd)
          • Malcolm MacDonald (decd)
          • 1998 Professor Wilhelm Geraerds, The Netherlands (decd)
          • 2000 Peter Mervyn Robinson
          • 2001 Dr Benjamin Blanchard, USA
          • 2004 Mr James Kennedy
          • 2006 Nicholas Hastings
          • 2011 Dr Penelope Burns
          • 2014 Roger Byrne
          • 2016 Melinda Hodkiewicz
          • 2017 Peter Kohler
          • 2018 John Hardwick
          • 2022 Tom Carpenter

      Life Membership Award

      The honour is awarded for outstanding service over an extended period to the Asset Management Council, either to a Chapter or Chapters and/or the Asset Management Council Board and/or to one of its duly appointed Committees (e.g., the Membership Development team). Life membership has no direct relation with a member’s retirement from active employment in the maintenance engineering and asset management field. Indeed the person nominated may have many more years of active work ahead.

      Nomination of a candidate for Life Membership shall be the right of any Chapter of the Asset Management Council. The Nominee may be a Member of the nominating Chapter or any other Chapter of the Association.

      Supporting data required for nomination includes:

            • Full name, Address, contact numbers (phone, email)
            • Date and Place of birth
            • Academic Qualifications and Distinctions
            • Civic and other honours and awards
            • Research work done,
            • Papers published or presented and Technical status

      Date of

            • joining Association
            • election to Chapter Committee
            • election to office in each  Chapter and details of offices held and tenure of each appointment
            • election to Council
            • election to Office of Council, details of offices held and tenure of each appointment
            • details of present office held

      The above data should be supported by details elaborating the outstanding nature of the nominee’s service in developing the Chapter, Council, the Operations Committee, the Association and/or in raising the technical status of the Chapter, Council or Association.


      Previous Recipients

          • Ray Beebe
          • Penny Burns
          • Roger Byrne
          • Nick Hastings
          • James Kennedy
          • Peter Kohler
          • Mike McGrath
          • John Hardwick
          • Nicholas Phillips

      AMPEAK Best Paper Award

      AMPEAK best review paper is awarded annually to the best paper in the Annual Conference Proceedings of AMPEAK during the period 1 July to 30 June. If it is determined that no papers are of the required standard then the award will not be made. All authors are eligible, including non AM Council members and residents of other countries. 

      Reviewers of conference papers shall nominate papers to be considered by the best paper selection subcommittee for these awards. The subcommittee, comprising the AMPEAK Technical Team Chairman, a member of the Technical Paper Reviewers Team and a member of the AMBoK team, shall individually rank the papers in order of preference. If any two members of the subcommittee regard any paper as being non-compliant, that paper shall be withdrawn from consideration. Paper selection shall be by addition of ranking positions. In the event of a tie, the Chairman of the AMPEAK Technical Team will have the casting vote.

      In order to be considered for the review paper award, the paper shall advance the understanding in the area of asset management or maintenance engineering being reviewed by either reaching conclusions or offering interpretations of the work of a number of authors, or by reviewing a case history or histories. Technical papers detailing the performance of new products shall also be included in the review paper category. The papers shall not be commercial.


      Rising Asset Management Star Award

      The Asset Management Council Rising Star Asset Management Award recognises a Young Asset Management Professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the art and science of asset management and who is aligned with the Asset Management Council’s vision for using asset management to improve society and empower sustainable communities.  The award recognises a Rising Asset Management Star who represents balanced qualities in advocating for emerging asset management professionals as well as high-quality asset management outcomes in the workplace. This award recognises passion, integrity, involvement in the profession, achievements and ability to act as a role model rather than participating in high profile projects. The individual shows strong emerging capabilities in leadership and asset management.


      Nominees may be nominated by an employer, colleague or peer (“nominator”) by way of a single page submission addressing why the nominee should be considered for the award.

      To be eligible for the Rising Asset Management Star Award, the nominee must be:

          • a current Member of the AM Council who is under 35 years of age at submission of nomination; and
          • have been a member for a minimum of 6 months at the time of being nominated.

      Nominees will be advised by AMCouncil following the close of nominations and will be invited to provide their CV, a written response to questions (based on the selection criteria), and images within seven days. Candidates who decline the nomination will be withdrawn from consideration.

      Nominees should generally not nominate themselves and previous winners are ineligible for this award.

      Selection Criteria

      Nominations for the Rising Asset Management Star Award will be assessed against the following criteria:

          • Demonstrated asset management skills and excellence in the professional workplace, i.e. innovation, strategic thinking, high quality of work, excellent emerging communication skills and a high capacity for problem solving.
          • An activity or project that furthers the practice of asset management or demonstrates the value of asset management and makes a valuable contribution to teamwork.
          • The individual’s commitment to continuing professional development and involvement with professional institutes, networks, events, outreach work or relevant voluntary activity.
          • The extent to which the individual serves as an advocate and role model for other emerging professionals in the industry or in the workplace; and
          • Contribution to the asset management industry and demonstrated emerging leadership qualities.

      Nomination Statement

      A single page response addressing why the nominee should be considered submitted in a file format: *.docx or *.pdf should be emailed to info@amcouncil.com.au 

      Organisational Maturity Assessment Awards

      Organisational Awards

      The Asset Management Organisational Maturity Assessment Awards program offers a number
      of awards annually, to organisations and individuals for outstanding work within the discipline
      of asset management and maintenance engineering. It is designed to be a tool which
      evaluates asset management and maintenance practices to an industry benchmark. Asset
      Management Organisational Maturity Assessment Award Reviews are conducted both
      nationally and internationally. A separate application form for those wishing to participate in
      the Asset Management Organisational Maturity Assessment Awards is available for download
      from the website or by requesting from training@amcouncil.com.au


      Founders Plate

      The Plate is in memory of the leadership provided by Brigadier Peter M. Robinson MBE during his quarter century involvement in founding and sustaining the Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia. Above all, Peter recognised the value of attention to detail. This attribute is reflected in the recipient who has demonstrated attention to detail in establishing a “best practice” asset management and maintenance capability in line with the AM Council Asset Management Capability model.

      The Plate shall be awarded to a current repeat participant in the Asset Management Awards, with a minimum Silver Category Award, who has demonstrated sustained and significant improvement in asset management.


      Leadership Award

      The Asset Management Council Leadership Award focuses on the development of sound asset management practices through the recognition of leadership as an essential characteristic which assures that the assets of the business meet the needs of the enterprise and the community. Applications for individuals to be considered for the Leadership Award are invited from organisations being assessed for an Asset Management Organisational Maturity Award.

      Submissions for the Steve Maxwell Leadership Award should include the following:

      Part 1 Executive Summary

          • Introduction to the application.
          • Brief personal particulars of the nominated person
          • Key outcomes achieved by the nominated person.

      Part 2 Background Information

          • Subject and scope of application.
          • General enterprise details including.
          • Enterprise name.
          • Enterprise contact and contact details for award purposes.
          • Biographical details of the nominated person.
          • Nature of the outstanding leadership displayed.

      Part 3 Award Criteria

      The contributions of the nominated person should demonstrate outstanding initiative leading to excellent achievements and/or improvements for the enterprise. For the nominated person, describe the results achieved for the enterprise, and the benefits to the enterprise of those achievements, in terms of the following improvement strategies applicable to the application:

      • System and Process Improvement: The development, implementation or improvement of key systems and processes.
      • Innovation: The generation and/or practical application of new ideas and technologies.
      • Teamwork: The effective utilization of multi-disciplinary or functional teams to achieve a joint purpose.
      • Change Management: The appropriate adoption of change management principles and practices in support of organisational change.
      • Leadership: The capacity to motivate others to focus on and achieve organisational goals.

       For more information, please email info@amcouncil.com.au