A UK Chapter of the Institute of Asset Management has been established to support the development of the IAM in the United Kingdom.
Our priorities are to promote and enable the generation and application of knowledge, training and good practice, and to help individuals become demonstrably competent in asset management.
The Chapter enables IAM Members to grow and share their knowledge with a local network of like-minded individuals.
Contact the UK Chapter at UK@UK.theiam.org
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IAM UK Chapter Committee
Stewart Whyte (Chair)
Stewart Whyte has a BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Strathclyde University. He joined the National Grid graduate scheme in 2004 and has remained there for the last 16 years holding a number of senior engineering and asset management positions. His current role is Acting Head of Network Optimisation, for which he is responsible for National grids £1billion investment plan, planning asset interventions and the real time operation of the transmission network assets.
In this time, he has managed the Asset Policy and Integrity areas, setting the direction of our asset management approach and supporting the field in key engineering challenges. His focus in this time has been engaging his peers, creating a culture of improvement in his team and providing excellent customer service both internally and externally.
Stewart is a member of both the IET and IAM, and recently achieved the status of Registered Asset Management Professional (RAMP).
In his spare time, Stewart enjoys golf, skiing and travelling. His favourite, and most important, job is spending time with his family in particular his two young boys who are three and one.
James Addicott (Deputy Chair)
I am a Senior Advisor working for the Environment Agency national asset performance and engineering team within the flood and coastal risk management head office directorate. In my role I provide technical and strategic leadership to teams across England to ensure that we have the tools and guidance to modernise asset management and to deliver the outcomes from our asset management strategic plan.
I live on the south coast and am based from our Farnham office in our Thames area. My work includes the review of our national asset management strategic plan; oversight of our asset management system guidance; coordination and delivery of continuous improvements as well as project assurance and ISO55001 audit delivery.
I am a process engineer by background and have worked in the flood and water management sector for over 20years, with 15 of these at the Environment Agency in local and national teams over two stints. My other roles have included wastewater process engineer for water company and contractor and coastal project engineer for a local authority shared service.
I have wide ranging applied expertise in asset management throughout my career with strengths in strategic planning, project delivery, training and development, collaboration and outreach, innovation and continuous improvement and audit and assurance.
I hold a strong interest in climate adaptation and sustainability as well as asset resilience and reliability. I am dedicated to promoting excellence in the development of skills and competence, promoting best practice and learning as well as supporting others through their professional development.
In addition to being a member of the IAM since 2008, I am a Chartered member of CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management).
Graeme Bruce has been an active member of the IAM for over 10 years and is Chair for the UK NW Branch and UK Chapter having also played a key role in the establishment of the Branches and Chapter in the UK.
Graeme has worked in asset owner organisations for over 15 years in utilities and aviation and has experience in many areas of asset system development and best practice, specialising and leading in asset strategy and planning, major programme investment planning and maintenance optimisation.
Ray is a Co-Founder and Director at Asset Insights Ltd, an Asset Performance Management company and an Asset Management Professional experienced in Lifecycle Engineering and Programme Management. Ray has specialised in developing maintenance strategies and approaches and actively supported the development of the IAM’s Reliability Engineering Subject Specific Guidance. Ray has engaged on several asset management initiatives both in the UK and overseas, across Defence, Rail and Utilities; Ray is also the current lead for the IAM South West branch, the ninth branch to be formed within the UK Chapter.
Steven is a Chartered Building Surveyor (FRICS); a Member of the Institute of Asset Management (MIAM); a Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and accomplished Director for Asset Management and Transformation professional services within the built environment including: Nuclear, Health, Infrastructure, Defence, Industrial, Commercial, and Education sectors.
Steven leads WYG’s Asset Management Service Stream including their Endorsed Assessor Scheme service
Steven is a contributing member of the ISO/TC 251 AMS1 Committee, the UK’s BSi shadow committee for the ISO 550xx Standards.
Steven led, and co-authored, a multi-national team to deliver the IAM Subject Specific Guidelines Document for Configuration Management (SSG No14).
Steven led the technical delivery of a reliability engineering programme to business-critical systems at 2 UK strategically important sites. The project was awarded ‘runner up’ in the IAM’s Global Awards 2018 in the ‘Project of the Year’ category.
Steven has had several AM related articles published across a number of publications including CIO Applications Europe and has presented at the Institute of Asset Management’s Asset Management Conference.
Chibuzor is a Principal and Chartered Engineer working with AECOM in the United Kingdom. Chibuzor is adept at collaborating with industry in linear infrastructure and asset management. Chibuzor has been leading research and consultancy expertise for asset owners, material suppliers and construction companies as it relates to the design and development of new materials for Highways England Strategic Road Network. Chibuzor has innovative analytical techniques and pavement efficiencies. Chibuzor has interests in how climate change adversely impacts road assets, strategies to mitigate the impact of climate change and future-proofing linear infrastructure assets to be resilient.
Julian has been an active member of the IAM since 2007 after a move from an asset owner into the world of consultancy. Since then Julian has been a very active member of the IAM:
- Led the development of the Asset Information and Demand Analysis SSGs
- Representing the IAM on the BSI B/555 committee covering the development of a range of BIM related standards
- Drafting and refining parts of the IAM Anatomy document
- Helped organise a number of the IAM Asset Management Conferences
- Provided input to the suite of questions for the IAM Certificate exam
- Involvement in a number of asset information related activities
Separately, Julian has continued to be involved in consultancy work supporting a varied range of asset owners and other organisations manage their data and information more effectively. He co-authored the book “Managing Data Quality: A Practical Guide” and is a regular blogger and conference presenter/ chair. Julian is also Chair of the BCS Data Management Specialist Group.
Mark is a member of the IAM’s UK Chapter who’s priorities are to promote and enable the generation and application of knowledge, training and good practice, and to help individuals become demonstrably competent in asset management.
Mark is a Registered Asset Management Professional and Fellow of the IAM, IMechE and SaRS.
Mark is an asset management (AM) and reliability SME with extensive experience in culture and change management, including training and coaching, from CEOs to Front Line Operatives.
Mark understands the entire asset lifecycle, from requirements to disposal, having been involved in every stage across multiple industries as an Asset Manager, supplier, designer, developer, consultant and client in his 30+ year career.
Mark has led design teams, development projects, validated new products (as supplier & purchaser), set up warranty systems, implemented AIMS, created and embedded ISO55k AMS (Asset Management Systems), carried out AM maturity assessments etc. with direct experience of Nuclear, Automotive, Blue-Chip manufacturing, Metro Rail, Construction Equipment and Mainline Rail.
Mark now advises clients on ways to introduce or improve AMS and processes to reduce risk, cut cost and improve performance, saving up to 75% of O&M cost, guiding the investment process through robust requirement setting and commissioning.