• View 2019’s line-up of industry experts

     

    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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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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Scott Ferguson Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure Speaker

Scott Ferguson

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Scott Ferguson is an infrastructure specialist who has been involved with councils and consultants for many years in streamlining their information processing. He is an as-built automation evangelist who enjoys engaging with people on how to improve the as-built process. Professionally, Scott has been developing software applications for many years. He is currently a Software…

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Daniel Andersen

Manager Network Strategy, Powerlink Queensland

Daniel brings experience across wide range of the electricity network supply chain including asset management and investment, maintenance and planning, and long term strategy development. In his current role at Powerlink Queensland, Daniel is responsible for the development of long term network and asset management vision and strategy focusing on future and changing requirements of…

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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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Ravi Ravitharan

Director, Institute of Railway Technology, Monash University, Australia

Ravi Ravitharan has 30 years of experience in railway research. He is the Director of the Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) at Monash University in Australia. From 2006 to 2008, Ravi was the National Executive Chairman of Engineers Australia’s Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA). For his outstanding contribution to the Australian and international rail…

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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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Thomas Kerr

President, Rail Track Association Australia (RTAA)

Thomas is the President of the Rail Track Association Australia (RTAA), who represent over 70 railway suppliers, manufacturers, operators, consultants, contractors and academics in the railway industry. As President, Thomas is passionate about addressing the skills shortages, and diversity and inclusion challenges that face the rail industry today. Thomas has 10 years’ experience in the…

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Dr Tim Martin

Chief Technology Leader, Infrastructure Management

Tim has graduate and post graduate qualifications in civil engineering from Monash University and the University of Melbourne. He has over 40 years of experience in a wide range of infrastructure engineering. Since joining the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) in 1990 Tim’s research at ARRB has involved leading an extensive road track cost attribution…

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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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Glen Cancian

Manager - Asset Management Strategy, DM Roads

With a passion for machine learning and data analytics, Glen is working to embed an improved Asset Management approach within each DM Roads contract. His asset management career has spanned both the public and private sector, in Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Glen completed his PhD in Heuristic Based Optimisation of Pavement…

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