The IPWEA NZ learning ecosystem

IPWEA NZ provides industry professionals the opportunity to learn from experts, peers, and thought leaders.

The ecosystem consists of:

This work is all focused on achieving our vision of “Sustainable communities enabled by public asset management excellence.”

Our learning materials are all based on industry standards such as the IIMMthe ISO 55000 suite of standards, NZS standards (such as NZS 3910) and other expert publications. 

The IPWEA NZ learning ecoystem

In-house training

We can deliver our training in-house at your organisation, allowing you to train a larger number of people more cost effectively. This saves both time and travel costs for your company. 

We can also develop new courses to meet your individual and organisational asset and activity management needs, ranging from two hours, to multi-day courses.

The main advantages when a team trains together are the ongoing interaction around the new knowledge acquired, and a consistency in skills that provides a return to both the individual and your organisation well beyond the training. Facilitated discussion can relate directly to your unique business challenges and needs.

  • Fixed Costs – Cost-effective solution with a substantial saving on our standard training fees
  • Save Time – No external travel or accommodation required
  • Customisable Content – Content alignment to meet your organisational requirements
  • Flexible Scheduling – Training is delivered on a day that is convenient to you
  • Teamwork & Collaboration – Involving your whole team improves the likelihood of using and implementing the training in your organisation
  • Networking and Partnerships – run training with other organisations for networking and further cost savings.

Get in touch to talk about your organisation's training needs

For further details please contact Business Relations Manager, Jodie O'Doherty at: jodie.odoherty@ipwea.org.

Our presenters

IPWEA NZ delivers in-house training through our network of vastly experienced expert facilitators. These people not only know their stuff, they are engaging presenters too!

Glen McIntosh

Glen has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure management and delivery. He has been creating LGA budgets, forward works programmes, and planning documents across the last six LTP cycles. And Glen was restructured enough times to have been responsible for most types of local government assets, and at most levels of management.

This broad experience means Glen has an inside understanding of working across the interface points between asset management, finance, corporate planning, consultancy, and governance.

Glen moved to the dark side seven years ago, becoming is a consultant with T+T and now works with councils across NZ, as well as partnering with IPWEA on industry leadership and training.

Jim McMahon

Jim has over 40 years’ experience telecommunications, information technology and professional services sectors, and has worked with all over the world as a telecommunications engineer.

Jim’s specific areas of expertise include product development and marketing; the establishment of new markets for technology and services products; assurance, investment analysis and the quantification and management of risk.

Jim is an accredited Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) Facilitator and Better Business Case writer and reviewer. His clients include most major government agencies, regional, district and local councils and leading public companies. His professional qualifications include an MBA and a Degree in Electrical Engineering, and various project and programme management certifications and accreditations.

Lisa Roberts

Lisa is a Fellow of Engineering NZ, a recognition of her career in infrastructure management. She is an independent consultant focussed on supporting clients to improve ‘whole of business’ asset management and infrastructure resilience.

Lisa is an expert facilitator and has project managed and co-authored all editions of the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM), Asset Management Basics and many other publications.

Paul Sutton

Paul Sutton is focused on capability development of individuals and organisations.

Paul is the Senior Trainer and Lead Consultant for Project Results. He is a Registered Trainer in PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, Agile PM,MSP (Managing Successful Programmes), Management of Portfolios (MoP), Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O), Better Business Cases (BBC), Managing Benefits and Change Management.

He is also a PMP (Project Management Professional) as certified by PMI (the Project Management Institute).

Along with training he has active consulting practice in the pragmatic application of all of these combined with his more than 20 years of experience as a project and programme manager.

Peter Degerholm

Peter Degerholm is director of Calderglen Associates Ltd based in Wanaka. He acts as practices as adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator, and offers dispute resolution, expert witness, advocacy and advisory services to the wider construction industry.

Peter sat on the committees for NZS 3910:2013, 3916 and 39172013, and NZS 3915, and has delivered training workshops on the NZS 391x suite of standard since 2011. He was also involved in the development of the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and its subsequent amendments and has written two books on the subject.

Priyani de Silva-Currie

Priyani has nearly 10 years experience as the National Asset Management Leader within an NZ consultancy with a background in Buildings and Property and a broad Asset Management base spanning all public infrastructure sectors.

Priyani trains in asset management and procurement, is an assessor for the New Zealand Diploma in Infrastructure Asset Management and New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Procurement.

Priyani has co-lead the development of the BTechEng degree for Asset Management with Weltec and Massey University, in her spare time Priyani also guest lectures at Massey in Leadership.

Steve Browning

Steve is an asset management specialist with nearly two decades experience managing infrastructure assets in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Steve has worked across the infrastructure spectrum and enjoys cross pollinating best practice from each sector to help asset owning organisations optimise their decision making and tell their investment story.

Steve has worked as a Technical Specialist for Transport for London, Lead Advisor on PPP projects in Canada, and as the Technical Director for the Transport Research Laboratory in the UK. Steve is an energetic trainer with a contagious enthusiasm for this sector.

Steve is passionate about raising the profile of infrastructure asset management and is leading the IPWEA NZ Training Working Group to develop the next generation of asset management training.

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Vaughn Crowther

Vaughn is an infrastructure management advisor with a specific focus on improving organisational performance. Vaughn has over 15 years of specialist experience in local and central government projects.

Vaughn focusses on providing authentic and pragmatic advice, with his passion to make a real difference noted by all he encounters. His predominant focus is on building capability, creating future leaders, and identifying viable solutions.

Karl Nisbett

Karl Nisbett

Karl is the Recreation Divisional Leader for Nelmac / Kūmānu, facilitating the leadership and the management of recreational facilities and open spaces services for local government contracts.

Karl works with the industry through international engagement and support to World Urban Parks and has an international parks accreditation, the Green Flag Award.

Kathy Dever-Tod

Kathy is the Manager Parks and Reserves at Palmerston North City Council and is recognised as a leader in asset management practice.

She has 20 years’ experience in the public sector both leading asset management teams and as an independent asset management advisor, with a focus on coaching and mentoring, developing and reviewing organisational performance management frameworks and undertaking asset management peer reviews.

Kathy has been involved NAMS/IPWEA for more than 15 years developing best practice guidelines and delivering industry training.

Shawn Cornet

Shawn is an expert in individual, team and organisational development, and works to increase emotional intelligence to enable people to connect, communicate, and contribute better. He helps his clients gain awareness and insight to ignite change; leading to greater personal and professional satisfaction and success.

Shawn is qualified in psychology, education, teaching, training, learning and development, change management and business management.

Shawn is a certified Advanced EQ Practitioner for Six Seconds – which provides a variety of tools to develop people’s EQ, to not only improve their worlds but the world as a whole.