• View our line-up of industry experts


    First round speakers have now been announced, with many more to follow.


    All our speakers have been carefully selected by the editorial teams of Infrastructure and Utility magazines, who have an in-depth knowledge of the most pressing issues in the asset management space.

Romilly Madew

Romilly Madew

CEO, Infrastructure Australia

Romilly Madew AO is the Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia. Recently awarded an Order of Australia in acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Romilly is recognised around the world as a leader and advocate for change in the property and construction sector. She led the Green Building Council of Australia for 13…

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Penny Burns Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure keynote speaker

Dr Penny Burns

Chair, Talking Infrastructure Association

Dr Penny Burns is an Infrastructure Economist and Asset Management Strategist. She is the Chair of Talking Infrastructure Association, a non-profit set up to help asset managers anticipate future policy change and be ready to meet it. She is the curator of the association’s website and Host of the podcast Talking Infrastructure’s Hypotheticals. For 20…

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Brian Green, General Manager Asset Management ARTC

Brian Green

General Manager Asset Management, The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

Brian Green holds the position of General Manager Asset Management and is responsible for asset management, project delivery and maintenance of ARTC’s Interstate Network which covers some 7,500kms from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Port Augusta, Broken Hill, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Brisbane. Brian has an honours degree in Electrical Engineering and a…

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Matt Henson

Asset Management Systems Manager, Jemena

With a career exclusively utilities-based (water and energy in Australia and the UK), Matt has progressed through various engineering, project management, operational and business planning roles to now lead the Asset Management System for Jemena amongst other responsibilities. Mindful of the nexus between people, process and systems, Matt enthuses the benefits of solutions that can…

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Tammy Falconer Sydney Water

Tammy Falconer

Head of Asset Knowledge, Sydney Water

With a strong desire to make a difference for customers and her community, Tammy has carved out a successful career working for and driving change in state-owned corporations and public sector organisations. As Head of Asset Knowledge for Sydney Water, Tammy leverages her expertise in asset management, data and analytics to place trusted information into…

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Andrew O'Connor

Dr Andrew O’Connor

Partner - Engineering and Asset Management, KPMG Australia

Andrew is passionate about bringing information and structure to how asset management decisions are made. Andrew is an asset management and reliability engineering professional with over 20 years experience in the defence, aviation, maritime, mining, utilities and nuclear sectors. Andrew has a PhD in reliability and risk, authored a book on statistical modelling of asset…

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Dr Collette Burke, VicTrack, Victorian Chief Engineer

Dr Collette Burke

Chief Engineer of Victoria, Director at VicTrack Melbourne and Managing Director at Exner Group

Dr Collette Burke is the inaugural Victorian Chief Engineer, with more than 25 years of engineering and construction industry experience in roles such as Site Engineer, Executive Manager and Managing Director. Having completed a PhD in risk management at RMIT and value for money on major infrastructure projects, she is also an internationally acknowledged researcher….

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Carlos Gamez

Carlos Gamez

Strategic Asset Performance Manager, Western Power

Carlos is a well-recognised electrical engineer, with strong commercial and regulatory experience in both the manufacturing and utility sectors. He is also a thought leader in asset reliability engineering and has conducted many workshops at Western Power and across Australia. After graduating from Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Carlos started working as a Transformer Design Engineer…

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Tommy Viljoen Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure 2019

Tommy Viljoen

Leading Partner, Cyber Security Strategy and Governance, Deloitte Australia

Tommy is a Cyber Risk Partner in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu with over thirty years experience in Technology Risk and IT Solution Delivery, the last fifteen of which have been focusing on Cyber Security. He is a leading Partner in the Cyber Strategy and Governance practice in Australia having previously worked extensively for Deloitte in the…

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Dr Lutfiye Manli Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure Powerlink Queensland

Lutfiye Manli

Senior Asset Management Strategy Advisor, Powerlink Queensland

Dr Lutfiye Manli is a professional asset management practitioner in the management of whole of lifecycle asset management phases. This includes setting strategic directions for asset management, asset planning, asset operation and maintenance, and monitoring effectiveness and efficiency of asset performance to identify areas for improvement. Lutfiye has over twenty years of experience working in…

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Steve Doran

Steve Doran

Director, Infrastream

Steve Doran is the Director of Infrastream, a firm established in 2008 that specialises in supporting clients for better asset management outcomes. Steve holds separate globally recognised certifications as an ISO 55001 Asset Management Assessor and as an organisational coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership. Steve developed a strong passion for innovation…

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Rohan Fernandez

Manager - Strategic Asset Management, ElectraNet

Rohan has nearly 20 years’ experience working across the life-cyle of critical infrastructure assets nationally. This includes the design, building, operation and maintenance of state emergency services communication networks in SA, Victoria, NSW and Queensland, managing critical rail, electricity and mining industrial control and communication systems for ARTC, Santos and ElectraNet. Rohan has spent the…

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Sarah Hannah

Head of Asset Systems (Interim), Group Operations, AGL

Sarah is not your typical asset manager. She is responsible for the asset management systems across Australia’s largest portfolio of power generators. Whilst Sarah comes from a chemical and process engineering background, she brings a human touch to the industry. Sarah lives the value that people are our most important asset and bringing them along…

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Tom Carpenter Institute of Quality Asset Management Critical infrastructure Conference 2019

Tom Carpenter

CEO, Institute of Quality Asset Management

Tom is the CEO of the Institute of Quality Asset Management (IQ-AM) and a Director and AMBoK team member for the Asset Management Council. He is also a founding member of the ISO committee that developed the ISO 55000/1/2 Standards and ISO TF14, which included reviewing the overarching template and guideline for all management system…

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Katherine Larkings

Team Leader Asset Strategy and Investment, Icon Water

Katherine Larkings currently heads up the Asset Strategy and Investment team at Icon Water. Prior to this Katherine held various roles across asset planning and development, undertaking 1-5 year planning across water and sewerage infrastructure. Katherine has extensive experience in developing business cases and Asset Management plans for engineering assets and has held the lead…

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Dr Michael Moffatt Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure

Dr Michael Moffatt

State Technical Leader – New South Wales, ARRB and Principal Technology Leader, National Leader Infrastructure Management

Dr Michael Moffatt joined ARRB in 1991 after graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of (Civil) Engineering with Honours Degree. He also holds both a Master of Technology (Pavements) Degree and a PhD. He has worked in a variety of areas dealing with both the design and analysis of pavement structures, including…

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Matthew Primmer

Planning & Asset Development Manager, Port of Melbourne 

Matthew’s responsibilities extend across a broad range of assets including wharfs, navigation aids, electrical infrastructure, water infrastructure, roads, rail and buildings. He has almost 20 years’ experience working in the ports and marine sector and his international experience includes working throughout Australia, the Middle East and the UK. Matthew is passionate about asset management and an…

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