18 March 2021, Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport, Auckland


One-day symposium | Online option available
- AM Council Member Pass: AUD$60
- Non-AMCouncil Member Pass: AUD$80
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Conference Date

18 March 2021









This inaugural one-day AMCouncil New Zealand Chapter technical symposium brings representatives from various industries together to share asset management experiences and challenges, and provides a forum for networking & information sharing.

This will be a hybrid event, with options for those who can attend in person and those who would prefer to access the symposium virtually / online. The 'in person' symposium will be held at Butterfly Creek, Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday 18 March 2021.

Items on the agenda include:

  • Global Crisis effects on NZ Infrastructure
  • People at the Heart of Asset Management
  • Horizon Energy Group approach to risk-based decision-making
  • Kaikoura Earthquake Recovery Case Study
  • and more!

Our members are responsible for the management of critical infrastructure and facilities. Accordingly, the NZ Chapter Committee has decided that the in-person component of the symposium will go ahead at Alert Level 1 only.

The Committee is carefully monitoring the situation and we remain hopeful that Auckland will return to Alert Level 1 prior to the day of the event.

If an announcement of a change to Alert Level 1 for Auckland has not been made before Monday 15th March, then the symposium will become an online event only. Access to the webinar will be provided to the email address used to register for the event.

Who’s speaking

Dave Daines
National Chair, Asset Management Council
Hamish Glenn
Policy Director, Infrastructure New Zealand
Colin Knaggs
NZTA Owner Interface Manager, Waka Kotahi, New Zealand Transport Agency
Paul McElwee
Chief Financial Officer, Tamaki Regeneration Company
Waqar Qureshi
GM Network & Technology, Horizon Networks
Raymond Tan
Director, Longsight NZ
Richard Topham
Senior Network Manager, Waka Kotahi, New Zealand Transport Agency


Subject to change

Registration Tea & coffee

  • 8:30-9:00am

Event opening

  • Rex Harland
  • AM Council New Zealand Chapter Chair
  • 9:00-9:15am

Moving from Crisis Management to Asset Management (Keynote)

  • Hamish Glenn
  • Policy Director, Infrastructure New Zealand
  • 9:15-10:15am
Why New Zealand’s infrastructure assets are coming under pressure and what we need to do to turn the ship around, using lessons learned from overseas.

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Update on the activities of ISO TC 251 (Asset Management- 5500x)

  • Dave Daines
  • National Chair, Asset Management Council
  • 10:15-11:00am
An overview of the current work being undertaken by TC 251 and the future revision process for the Standards.

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Morning tea, 11:00-11:30am

Kaikoura Earthquake State Highway Recovery – the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) programme

  • Colin Knaggs
  • NZTA Owner Interface Manager
  • Richard Topham
  • Senior Network Manager
  • Waka Kotahi, New Zealand Transport Agency
  • 11:30-12:15pm
How Waka Kotahi scoped the State Highway recovery work after the Kaikoura Earthquake and developed minimum requirements for the assets and the improvements agreed to, and how the complex infrastructure built by the NCTIR was built back into a business-as-usual environment under existing contractual frameworks.

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Lunch / NZ Chapter AGM, 12:15-1:00pm (AGM commences at 12:30pm)

Horizon Networks risk-based approach towards Asset Management

  • Waqar Qureshi
  • GM Network & Tech, Horizon Networks
  • 1:00-1:45pm
An overview of the purpose, development and application of analytical asset health, criticality and risk indices. The application of risk-based approach and outcomes will be presented.

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Insights and reflections on Asset Management PhD Research and Involvement on Asset Management Council Working Groups

  • Raymond Tan
  • Director, Longsight Consulting
  • 1:45-2:30pm
Insights on his PhD research on asset management at Massey University and involvement with the Asset Management Council’s review of the ISO 55000/1 standards and the GFMAM Maintenance Framework and Asset Management Landscape documents.

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Afternoon tea, 2:30-3:00pm

People at the Heart of Asset Management

  • Paul McElwee
  • CFO, Tamaki Regeneration Company
  • 3:00-3:45pm
What does Putting People at the Heart of Asset Management mean? Would your organisations Asset Management Strategy look the same or different if it put people first? What would a “people first” culture look like in your organisation, your team and for you? How do we align behaviours and words with meaningful actions? What kind of resilient people leaders are we developing for the future and what will our legacy be? These are all key elements that will be discussed from a chartered accountant's perspective.

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Wrap Up

  • Rex Harland
  • AM Council New Zealand Chapter Chair
  • 3:45-4:00pm

Networking/light refreshments, 4:00pm onwards


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