Changing Business and Funding Rules. Wayne Hatcher

  • Asset management for thriving economies • Adopting a business case approach • Collaboration, innovation and cooperation • Moral, ethical and sustainable practices

New Zealand has been at the forefront of the Asset Management revolution that has contributed to ISO55001:2104 Asset Management. Throughout that time New Zealand-based asset management practitioners have blazed a trail delivering Asset Management services globally with varying degrees of success. Wayne has direct experience working in Australasia, UK, Asia, Middle East and working with people from sub-Saharan African countries. This address will explore, based on experience, the collaboration, innovation and cooperation challenges implementing an asset management system with people from diverse organisational cultures, levels of development and ability to control the infrastructure management practices they’re responsible for.

Wayne is Technical Director Asset Management for WSP-Opus where he has a national role to further the technical development and practice of Asset Management within the organisation and ensure its people and clients are Future Ready. Wayne has a long history practicing in the field of Asset Management starting in New Zealand Local Government where he developed one of the first 20-models that went into the then 20-Year Financial Plans in the mid 90’s. Since then, Wayne has gone on the be involved in development and delivery of road network management contracts from an asset owner, contractor and consultant perspective and to be one of the lead developers of the NZdTIMS National Pavement Performance Model. Whilst based in the UK, he was a strategic asset management advisor to the then Highways Agency which included its investment requirements to sustain its significant infrastructure assets and during that time its transition into a government company that required a significant shift in thinking on the outcomes it was required to deliver for England. Wayne was a key member of Opus’ former Global Asset Management Team where he was involved in developing and delivering asset management services globally.