Our Team of Trainers & Workshop Facilitators

Peter Kohler

Certified Fellow in Asset Management

 

Mr Peter Kohler is a Founder and Principal Instructor of The Asset Management College, as well as being the Founder of Capability Partners Asset Management.

Peter is a Mechanical Engineer (Bachelor Engineering from the University of NSW) with post-graduate qualifications in marine engineering from the Royal Naval Engineering College.

He has over 40 years’ experience in maintenance and asset management in the marine, rail, power, water and defence industries and worked within an Australian rail regulator as the leader of a project to improve asset management.

For the last 22 years, Peter has been involved in the Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia (as the National Chairman from 2005 to 2007) and latterly, in the Asset Management Council since its inception as the national Commissioner for the Asset Management Body of Knowledge (AMBoK), where his principle role was to nurture and improve that knowledge for the benefit of members.  Peter was awarded Life Membership in the AM Council in 2010 for his services to the asset management community, and was awarded the MESA Medal in 2017 for his services to the maintenance community.

Peter was a member of PC 251 Asset Management, the international ISO committee that developed the ISO 5500 suite of asset management standards.

Peter developed the AM Council’s asset management benchmarking tool, used by the AM Council and other organisations with minor amendments for the last 15 years.  In that regard, Peter has been involved in the application of that tool as applied to companies from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China and South East Asia, including companies in Power (Thermal, Hydro, Coal, and Wind), Defence, Rail, Road, Food, Oil and Gas and many other industries.

Martin Kerr

Certified Fellow in Asset Management

 

Mr Martin Kerr is a Principal Instructor of The Asset Management College as well as being the Founder of Structured Change.

Renowned authority in Asset Management and delivering change programs with integrity on the back of a proven Asset Management approach, Asset Management Council of Australia Asset Management Body of Knowledge (AMBoK) Member and a Certified Fellow in Asset Management. Martin is also a Certified Practicing Project Director with the Australian Institute of Project Management with experience in delivery of an AM Roadmap / Program

With a demonstrated ability to integrate businesses along the facets of People, Process and Technology he delivers Strategy on the back of program management principles ensuring governance is consistently applied top down and bottom up.

An impressive track record in project delivery stands him out amongst his peers. He is praised for his ability to not only deliver against the triple constraints of Time, Cost and Quality but also infuse sustained business change along the way supporting Asset Management best practice principles.

As a previous Managing Director of his own start-up company he possesses a strong commercial acumen that underpins his decision-making process to arrive a “what’s best for the business” answer. Underpinning every change journey are the four principles of Asset Management (Value, Leadership, Alignment and Assurance) which when combined, an organisation has an integrated, holistic and robust foundation on which to proceed.

Jim Kennedy

Certified Fellow in Asset Management

 

Mr James (Jim) Kennedy is a Principal Instructor of The Asset Management College as well as being the Founder of Interlogis Consulting.

Jim is a Mechanical Engineer with post-graduate qualifications in Risk Management and in Maintenance Engineering and Management from Swinburne University.  He has over 45 years’ experience in maintenance and asset management in the aerospace, rail, power, water and defence industries.  Jim was awarded the MESA Medal in 2004 for his services to the maintenance community.

For the last 25 years Jim has been directly involved in Asset Management activities including nine years as Technical Director MESA and four years as the founding National Chair of the Asset Management Council.  He has authored two manuals for the rail industry and presented some 60 papers on asset management in Europe, Middle East, South Africa and the Americas. His consulting assignments include clients such as Energy Australia, ETSA, London Underground, Defence Material Organisation, Transfield Services, United Group and Queensland Rail.

Over the last nine years Jim has developed and delivered courses in asset management from one to five days duration to over 1500 managers, engineers and supervisors in a variety of organisations around the world.  In addition to his activities with The Asset Management College, Jim currently provides asset management training for Universities in Chile and Sweden.

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