Asset Management for Public Good

Join the Asset Management Council New Zealand Chapter for a technical session on the New Zealand Defence Force's customised approach to ISO 55000 alignment for equipment management, and Wellington Water's strategic approach to integration and the pathway to reform.

Date:  Thursday, 29 July 2021
Time: 4pm - 6pm NZST
Place: Kiwirail Corporate Office, Wellington Railway Station, 2 Bunny Street, Wellington, 6140, New Zealand
Cost: Free for AMCouncil members, otherwise AUS$30
Earn: 2 CPD points


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Presentation 1:
New Zealand Defence Force: A customised approach to ISO 55000 alignment for equipment management
Speaker: Garry Brosnan, Leader, Operations, Defence Equipment Management Organisation, NZDF

On 1 July 2019, the New Zealand Defence Force established a new Defence Equipment Management Organisation (DEMO) to more effectively manage all equipment within its Army, Airforce and Navy except major platforms such as ships and aircraft. DEMO’s investment mandate was to align the management of its equipment portfolio with ISO 55000 and achieve a Level 3 (Competent) assessment by December 2020.

This presentation will describe how DEMO adapted the 27 ISO 55000 clauses to reflect the specifics of its environment and mission requirement; developed and implemented a structured ‘Invest and Improve’ programme to fulfil the ISO requirements; and successfully achieved its Level 3 assessment milestone.

Presentation 2:
Wellington Water's Strategic Approach to Integration and the Pathway to Reform
Speaker: Rob Blakemore, Chief Advisor - Service Planning, Wellington Water

Wellington Water Ltd was formed 6 years ago. It has had to combine the skills, planning frameworks, multiple data systems and variable historic financial constraints of 6 councils whilst keeping an eye on the future significant external pressures facing our infrastructure, our customers and the environment.
Our approach has been to start with development of a 3 waters strategy, that led to development of performance goals and work to develop a management system that is aligned to ISO55001 to give us assurance of consistent asset management.
Rob will explain where this organisation is directing its efforts– when working in an environment of constant change and inevitable reform that will require further integration across a wider geographic area – as part of an entirely new entity.


About the speakers:

Rob Blakemore has been at Wellington Water for 6 years. As chief advisor for service planning he is tasked with working across and outside the organisation to develop its asset management maturity. Water has been his career but also his passion. He has had 43 years in the water industry. Prior to joining Wellington Water Ltd  he spent 17 years with Opus Consultants Ltd (now WSP) as their water asset management leader and manager of the Environmental Training Centre. He is a former Board member and President of Water NZ, and has been a member of various advisory groups for drinking water standards and regulation changes.  He is a life member of Water NZ and a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand.  He is married with two sons (aged 38 and 36) and a daughter (32), and has 4 grandchildren.


 Garry completed 33 years as a NZ Army officer, with his final role being Head of Strategy Management within Army HQ. Retiring in 2016, he joined the Defence Equipment Management Organisation project team as a civilian employee in late 2018. Contributing to the final detailed planning for the establishment of the DEMO team in July 2019, he then assumed his role of Leader, Strategy and Planning within the new organisation. In this capacity, he managed Strategic Equipment Planning; Policy, Process and Procedures; and Organisational Development. More recently, he has stepped over to lead a number of Equipment Management Groups within DEMO. As a member of the DEMO Senior Leadership Team, he continues to oversee the management of the ISO 55000 programme as DEMO continues its development towards attaining Level 4 (Optimising) maturity.


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