Meet Graham, Newcastle Chapter Chair!

Graham webName: Graham Webb

AM Council Title: Newcastle Chapter Chair

Brief work history:
I trained and worked in maintenance trade and management positions at BHP Steelworks, Electric Lamp Manufacturers, Alcan Aluminium Smelter and Tomago Aluminium Smelter sites over 22 years. In the late 1990s I moved into contract Condition Monitoring and worked in underground and open-cut coal mines, a copper mine, various power stations, manufacturing sites, grain handling facilities and equipment repair workshops in NSW and Queensland, and have been doing so over the past 17 years.

Why did you first join the Asset Management Council?
I joined an active Condition Monitoring group which sat under MESA in the early 1990s and have been a part of the organising of events over that whole period in various roles gaining much in contact with many people in many types of industries in many fields of technology.

I joined to learn more in the condition monitoring and maintenance management fields and make contact with others in those fields in the Newcastle Region.

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Meet Gopi, Brisbane Chapter Chair!

Gopinath webName: Gopinath Chattopadhyay, PhD (UQ), MBA (Opns. Mgmt.), ME (Industrial Engg.), BE (Mechanical)

AM Council Title: Chapter Chair, Brisbane

Brief work history:
I have 35 years of experience as engineer, manager, consultant, lead researcher, professor of strategic asset management and team manager in asset management and maintenance area in India, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Sweden in rail, manufacturing, power generation, mining, power transmission, academia, research and project finance.

Why did you first join the Asset Management Council?
I joined MESA (now known as Asset Management Council) to contribute as a member of the QLD chapter for professional development and related activities in the area of asset management, reliability and maintenance.

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Meet Indra, Gippsland Chapter Chair!

Indra webName: Dr. Indra Gunawan

AM Council Title: Gippsland Chapter Chair

Brief work history:
Dr. Indra Gunawan works in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at Federation University Australia, Gippsland Campus as a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator for Maintenance and Reliability Engineering Programs. He completed his PhD in Industrial Engineering and MSc in Construction Management at Northeastern University, USA. Prior to joining Federation University (formerly known as Monash University, Gippsland Campus), he served as a faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He was also the Head of Systems Engineering and Management program at Malaysia University of Science and Technology previously.

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Meet Bob Sloan, Sydney Chapter Chair!

BobSloan webName: Robert Sloan

AM Council Title: Sydney Chapter Chair

Brief work history: 
I hold a Masters Degree in in Business and Technology and have worked for Ausgrid and its previous incarnations for the last 39 years starting as an Apprentice Electrical Fitter / Mechanic, completing engineering and business qualifications whilst gaining experience of all aspects of the Electricity Network – construction, maintenance, design, project development, project management, contract management, asset management and strategy and safety and environmental management. I am currently the Safety and Environmental Services Manager at Ausgrid.

Why did you first join the Asset Management Council?
I was appointed to a role responsible for the asset strategy for a power distribution network and joined as a member of MESA, that then became AM Council and I have a passion for maintenance and asset management.

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Twelve Asset Management Council Chapters in capital cities and key regional areas throughout Australia deliver an array of events, presentations and meetings; plus an international online Chapter which provides diverse digital content, so members can stay connected with the greater asset management community wherever they are!

Chapters are the fundamental building blocks of the Asset Management Council; the main link with the asset management community; allowing for great networking opportunities, acquisition of knowledge and education, and a key opportunity to enhance your career. They are the mechanism through which the AM Council engages with its stakeholders on a face-to-face level to both obtain and impart critical information.

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