Asset Management in Government Forum - register to attend in person in Perth or dial in online

Join the Asset Management Council Perth Chapter for an update on current developments in government asset management policy and practice and an opportunity to network with government asset management executives and practitioners.

This event is aimed at enabling government agencies to share experience and knowledge related to asset management practice in a state and commonwealth government context. It follows previous successful events showcasing approaches to asset management planning adopted by government agencies and sharing lessons learned. It also provides a forum for government asset management executives and practitioners to network with other agencies outside their portfolios.

Who should attend? Executives and senior managers responsible for asset management strategy, asset management practice, investment prioritisation, asset performance, asset risk management, totex cost forecasting and asset lifecycle management in their agencies. Policymakers in government responsible for setting the agenda for asset management practice improvements in government and overseeing its implementation. Service providers supporting government agencies develop asset management maturity.


For those dialling in online, the broadcast will begin at 5pm AWST

  • 4.30pm: Networking & light refreshments (for those attending in person)
  • 5:00pm: Welcome and Perth Chapter Update
  • 5.15pm: Presentation
  • 5.45pm: Panel Discussion
  • 6.45pm: Networking & light refreshments (for those attending in person)
  • 7.30pm: Close

Presentation: Implementing the NSW Government Asset Management Policy for the NSW Public Sector

The NSW Government’s State Infrastructure Strategy, published in 2018, recognised that NSW Government needs to make the most of its growing asset portfolio.   It stated that the management and use of assets must become smarter, more productive and more efficient to keep levels of infrastructure spending sustainable.  The strategy called for an outcomes-based approach to asset management that focusses on economic, social and environment benefits.  Liz will talk about how the NSW Government has successfully implemented this approach and highlight the importance of asset management in building resilience for NSW communities.

Liz Partridge, Asset Management Assurance Lead, Infrastructure NSW 

Liz is the Asset Management Assurance Lead at Infrastructure NSW.  A key focus of her role is to support and review the alignment of NSW government agencies with NSW Treasury’s Asset Management Policy for the NSW Public Sector.

Liz has over 25 years’ experience in planning, delivery and asset management. An architect by background, she has delivered project direction, programme management, strategy,  policy formation and assurance services to a range of public and private sector organisations.   Liz is CAMA qualified and a member of the Asset Management Council. 


Discussion Panel: Panel Focus: Improving asset management practice

Our three panelists will provide an overview of their agencies’ recent initiatives to improving asset management practice. The discussion panel will consider areas of focus (where to start on the journey to improving practice) and challenges to be overcome.

Peter Curran, A/Assistant Commissioner Asset Management, Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Pete began his career in emergency services in Liverpool, UK in 1986.  His substantive role in the Department of Fire and Emergency Services is Chief Superintendent at the Fire and Emergency Services Academy where he is responsible for the learning and development of volunteer, career and corporate personnel from trainee firefighters to senior management. 

Prior to this, Pete held a range of operational and strategic leadership positions in Operations, State Coordination, Operational Readiness and Standards and Special Operations Response. 

In these roles, Pete led and managed diverse teams to implement improvements in service delivery for the community of Western Australia including the commissioning of a new Triple Zero (000) call centre in Cockburn. 

As a senior Incident Controller and State Coordinator, Pete has worked to support the response to WA and interstate incidents such as the Queensland, Victorian and New South Wales fires, the large scale incidents in Yanchep and Wooroloo and Tropical Cyclone Seroja.   

Pete is currently acting as the Assistant Commissioner in Asset Management where he is responsible for Land and Buildings, Plant and Equipment, Asset Design and Fleet Delivery and Asset Planning and Services.

Pete is a Graduate of the Institution of Fire Engineers and holds a Post Graduate Degree in Leadership and Management.


Dr Carla Boehl, Manager Asset Strategy & Planning, Fremantle Ports

Carla Boehl is a passionate leader in Asset Management and Maintenance. Her career spans over 20 years within mining and utilities, management consultancy, initially as a civil engineer, then research analyst and Manager Asset Management currently in Ports. She is a Board Director at Water Corporation and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.

Carla audited the Asset Management Practices at Fortescue Metals Group. Previously she worked as Innovation Manager at Monadelphous Maintenance, Digital Operations Manager at Westrac CAT Technology and Principal Asset Management at Rio Tinto. In Academia, Carla worked as Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the WA School of Mines -Curtin University where she lectured Asset Management and Mining Maintenance and supervised a number of PhD students. She received engineering awards in Australia and overseas. Her interests include training and developing professionals in Automation and Data Decision Science. She is Fellow Member of Engineers Australia and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. McKinsey Alumni.


Helen Forte, Head of Asset Strategy, Water Corporation

Helen has over 15 years’ experience in the Western Australian water industry working in policy and strategy roles within a central government agency and regulatory department, as well as a number of roles within the Water Corporation.  Helen holds a Bachelor of Science and an Executive Masters in Public Administration.  Helen is currently Head of Asset Strategy at the Water Corporation and has responsibility for asset management governance, setting strategic direction for asset outcomes, the corporate Research and Development Program and regulatory engagement on water matters.