IPWEA courses stoked my passion for asset management: Kevin J. Smith from Fire Rescue...

Kevin J. Smith needs to be at the top of his game every day, especially during bushfire season. As Contracts, Safety, Security and Compliance...

Getting the balance right: Port Pirie’s Director of Infrastructure, Kathryn Johnson

Mornings at Kathryn Johnson’s house in Port Pirie are hectic. The Director of Infrastructure at Port Pirie Regional Council has three sons aged 14,...

IPWEA’s five-step plan to support public works engineers

Talking to local government representatives in recent weeks has made one thing very clear to me: our councils are facing unprecedented strain. And there...

Why IPWEA is launching guidance material and a new training program in asset tracking...

IPWEA will soon widen its Asset Management Pathway to incorporate a comprehensive set of guidance materials and a training program in asset tracking and...

Two global perspectives: How the pandemic has changed our working lives

In March 2020, the way the world went about working changed radically. Two local government engineering leaders from different parts of the globe share...

Future facing: Resilience NSW head Shane Fitzsimmons

As NSW Rural Fire Service commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons became a nationally recognised figure during the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season. Now, as the inaugural head...

IPWEA CEO David Jenkins: The value of investing in people

Early in my career, I was encouraged to undertake an Executive MBA by my then-manager. The qualification was already in my sights, but his gentle...

Problem solver: Komatsu’s Dean Gaedtke

Dean Gaedtke has always been drawn to solving problems. “I’m a mechanic by trade,” says Komatsu’s Executive General Manager for Construction. “One of the things I loved about...

A duty of care: Leading Dutch civil manager Pieter Wiekeraad

Pieter Wiekeraad’s civil management career has been shaped by the urban planning and economic development projects he has worked on in places as varied as Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.   “I’ve seen governments that were strict in how they dealt with their...

Profile: Australian Local Government Association CEO Matt Pinnegar

Matt Pinnegar had only lived in Canberra for six weeks when he found himself caught up in the ACT’s COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak. Like...

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