Young Asset Management Practitioners (Implementing AM & Shifting AM Culture)

Join the Asset Management Council Sydney Chapter to hear perspectives of asset management from a couple of our young asset management practitioners.


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Date:  Thursday, 16 September 2021
Time: 6pm - 7pm AEST
Place: Online, register to be sent your link
Cost: Free for AMCouncil members, otherwise $50
Earn: 1 CPD point


Presentation 1 outline:
Insights into the challenges and opportunities of implementing asset management

Working as an asset management consultant has provided Nick Batchelor the unique experience of working with multiple organisations across a range of industries such as Health, Telecommunications and the Performing Arts.  Nick has been exposed to the recurring challenges facing organisations in introducing asset management. Organisational buy-in, resourcing requirements, latency of results, sporadic implementation and information requirements are often pressing issues for clients.

However successful implementation of asset management has provided multiple benefits for clients, reducing costs and risks for organisations. Continuing advancements in technology and the changing business environment will provide further opportunities for the implementation of asset management to support organisations achieve their strategic goals.


Nick Batchelor, Graduate Engineer Strategic Asset Management, WSP

Nick is a member of the WSP Strategic Asset Management team in Sydney. He has worked with several NSW Government agencies as they work towards compliance with the NSW Asset Management Policy for the Public Sector. Through the development of strategic, tactical and operational asset management documentation, as well as the delivery of maturity assessments and implementations plans, Nick has supported organisations understand and build on their asset management capability. 

Nick holds a double degree in Civil Engineering and Commerce from the University of New South Wales. Working as an asset management consultant at WSP has required integration of engineering and business understanding, to understand the operations of clients, and develop solutions that maximise asset value across the entire life cycle.


Presentation 2 Outline:
Shifting asset management culture within the transport cluster

As a young asset management professional, Katrina Farah has not been afforded the years of experience in the same way as many of her colleagues and industry stakeholders, however she has been fortunate enough to be part of step change within Transport for NSW. This short presentation will cover an introduction to Katrina as well as her involvement in the key milestones undertaken by TfNSW in response to the Policy for Asset Management in the public sector. This has involved many firsts, including the development of TfNSW templates and guidance material, submission of divisional SAMPs & AMPs and the rollout of a number of training initiatives

Katrina Farah, Senior Manager Asset Management Services, Transport for NSW

Katrina is currently the Senior Manager Asset Management Services within the Safety, Environment and Regulation Division at Transport for NSW.  The focus of her role has shifted over the last couple years, with a key component to support and co-ordinate the TfNSW divisional response to the NSW Treasury’s Asset Management Policy for the NSW Public Sector. Katrina has been with TfNSW for nearly 4 years and prior to joining the public sector, held a role with Pacific National, one of Australia’s largest freight operators. Katrina has attained a number of qualifications in her career thus far, most notable a double Bachelor degree of Laws and Commerce completed at Macquarie University.

Outside of work, Katrina has her hands full with an energetic 2 year-old, as well as pursuing her passion of travelling both in Australia and across the globe. Since the events of late she has resigned to the fact that camping in the front yard is the next best thing.


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