Asset Management


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Network Coordinator: Digna Nichols 

Committee members

Tom Carpenter, CEO, Institute of Quality Asset Management
Tom is the CEO of IQ-AM specialising in AM training and audit/assurance and a member of ISO TC251 (the authors of the ISO 5500# standards). He has over 25 years involvement with the water industry in multiple roles including 14 years with Melbourne Water and 6 years with WSAA.
He is an existing member of the AWA Asset Management Specialist Network and has actively participated in activities such as the Committee led Ozwater workshops and providing report backs, updates and feedback inputs on TC251 activities. He actively trains, assesses and audits asset management practice across the water industry.Tom has more than 35 years’ professional experience in technical, management, training and consulting roles in asset management, regulatory compliance and auditing, development of regulatory compliance frameworks, process and organisational benchmarking, strategic planning, operations and maintenance, risk, emergency and program management.    

Cris Carvalho, Principal Asset Strategy & Ris, Aqwest Bunbury Water
Cris is a qualified professional mechanical engineer with over 15 years’ experience performing technical and management roles within the Western Australian water sector. He leads the assets lifecycle function at Aqwest Bunbury Water. His key focus is on identifying, understanding and engaging stakeholders to recognise and establish business requirements in order to support informed decision-making.   

Daniel Faccio, Senior Asset Engineer, Veolia
Daniel is a Chartered Engineer in the areas of Asset Management, Civil Engineering, Project Management, Leadership and management who has worked in the water industry for over 22 years. His passion for the creation of an abundance of water for our country and developing a strong practical approach to asset management within the water industry is where he hopes to contribute to the network committee. He was a member of the WSAA Asset Management Committee in the early 2000s and a key person in the review of the 2nd generation of the National framework for the WSAA Asset Management Benchmarking program.  

Tammy Falconer, Director, KPMG
Tammy is a Director in KPMG’s Engineering and Asset Management practice and a Certified Asset Management Assessor and Certified Professional in Asset Management specialising in asset data and analytics. With over 12 years experience in the water industry, uplifting asset management across major urban, regional and remote utilities, she is excited to support the development of asset management maturity for AWA members. 

Karla Halliday, Operations Planning Manager, Unitywater
Karla has 20+ years experience working in the water industry in a variety of operational functions and roles, including leading teams accountable for maintenance planning, scheduling and performance analysis. As a Certified Practitioner of Asset Management, she seeks to grow her capabilities and contribute to greater asset management outcomes within her organisation and industry. 
Being part of this network committee provides an opportunity to share learnings and mature our Asset Management practices across our essential industry. 

Stephanie Hastings, Process Safety Engineer, Melbourne Water 
Stephanie is passionate about the water industry and sustainability. A conscientious person and a keen learner, she majored in Science and Mechanical Engineering at Monash University, Victoria. She has experience in design, projects and asset management and her career has allowed her to travel to various places for work. She currently works in Melbourne Water's Asset Management department. 

Zoubir Ait Mansour, SUEZ Water Asset Manager, SUEZ Water ANZ
Zoubir has spent the last 18 years dealing with asset management in a wide range of industries in France and worldwide, including water, metallurgy, paper industry, and power plants. He joined Suez Water 2011, to provide guidance and support in relation to asset management to Suez water operations around the world. Zoubir has led the transformation of the SUEZ Water ANZ asset management systems, including the ISO55000 certification of all the ANZ operations and the merging of all the CMMS into a nationally centralised system (Infor EAM). He also played a key role in helping major Australian Water utilities such as SA Water, Water Corporation, and Unitywater, develop and implement efficient and risk-based maintenance and renewal strategies. 

Clarissa Phillips, Digital Engineering Integration Specialist, Sydney Water
Working within the Australian Water Industry Clarissa has been responsible for the design and documentation delivery of over 20 large Water and Wastewater Infrastructure projects. She is currently the vice president of the NSW branch committee ad is intested in how we can build digital twins to improve the way our water assets are planned, designed, constructed and maintained throughout their lifecycle.

Mark C Rippon, Manager treatment and pumping asset performance, TasWater
Mark has been working within the Asset management functions for the past 11 years with the past 6 years at TasWater. The Mark is currently the manager for Treatment and Pumping asset performance responsible for asset class management for pumping and treatment assets, reliability improvement and maintenance planning for TasWater. 

Norbert Schaeper, Service Planning Manager, Sydney Water 
Norbert has worked in the water industry for over 25 years with experience including operations and maintenance, asset creation and asset management. He is a Certified Practicing Engineer with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from UNSW and a Master in Engineering Asset Management from University of Wollongong. Norbert enjoys working with others to make positive change for community and the environmental benefit.  He is currently Engineering Manager at Sydney Water with responsibility for asset standards, condition monitoring and renewals.

Sen Vigneswaran, Manager Asset Management Services, Townsville City Council
Zen brings 20 years' of global civil, drainage, water and wastewater engineering expertise as a Fellow, Chartered and Engineering Executive of Engineers Australia, coupled with business administration through completion of MBA. With an extraordinary record of creating value to the community, increasing organisational efficiencies, and mastering asset lifecycle management competence through CAMA - ISO 55001 certification, it is with great optimism and interest that he takes part in the AWA Asset Management Specialist Network.

Moira Zeilinga, Director, Clear Idea
Moira is a member of the AWA QLD Branch Committee. Her business, Clear Idea, aims to help local government / water utilities to improve their competitive advantage to reduce waste in their capital investment decisions and asset life cycle management. She has 28 years+ industry experience gained in Local Government, large Water Utilities and the private sector. She recently assisted qldwater in the development of an asset criticality guideline and assessment tool to primarily assist regional water businesses to understand their risk and is a UQ PHD candidate with research focused on the impact of major disruptive risk events on water utilities in the contest of infrastructure and service reliability.