2021 Virtual Fleet Management Workshop


2021 Virtual Fleet Management Workshop

Given the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on travel and face to face meetings, IPWEA has decided to replace the normal series of workshops around regional centres and capital cities with a Virtual Fleet Management Workshop available to everyone.

The Virtual Fleet Management Workshop will include a mix of interactive professional development sessions and industry briefings in an easy to access on-line format. You will still be able to participate and ask questions of the presenters from the comfort of your office or home.


  • Improve plant & vehicle management practice
  • Provide an update on the latest trends in plant and vehicle fleet management
  • Provide professional development
  • Keeping people connected

Who Should Attend

Fleet Practitioners, Plant & Fleet Managers, Fleet Officers, Works & Parks Supervisors, Workshop Supervisors, Works Engineers, Asset Managers, and Procurement Officers - anyone working with plant or fleet within their organisation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Workshop sponsors

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Webinar Details

Date & Time

Tuesday, 26 October 2021
10:00 am - 4:30 pm AEDT

Price (ex GST)

Individual registration
$295/person (FLEET subscribers / members)
$370/person (non-subscribers / non-members)

Organisation registration (max 10 people/org)
$790 (FLEET subscribers / members)
$990 (non-subscribers / non-members)

CPD Points
6 hours

View program outline (pdf)

Plant & Vehicle Management Manual

Find out more

Contact Us

For more information about this workshop, please contact us:

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This interactive and practical session dives into how to achieve the best fleet you can.

Learn what makes a great fleet operation tick and how to plan to move your fleet along the improvement continuum in a strategic and practical way. Learn about:

  • The characteristics of great fleets
  • How to work out where you are on the fleet management journey
  • Common lessons and opportunities for improvement.


Rob Wilson



Rob is Director IPWEA FLEET with overall responsibility for the development and delivery of the IPWEA Fleet program.

Rob has over 30 years experience in Fleet Management, Asset Management and Procurement and continues to work as a consultant to the Fleet Management industry.

Rob holds qualifications in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA in Technology Management Rob is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a qualified VET Trainer and Assessor.

Technology is rapidly evolving, and mobile plant is no exception. From operational efficiency to improved safety, technology is making a difference. In this informative session, hear from an industry leader about how technology is improving efficiency, safety and the overall management of plant and vehicle fleets.

  • SMART CONSTRUCTION Dashboard – Graphically visualise and analyse design, drone and machine data to boost productivity and decision making
  • SMART CONSTRUCTION Fleet - Collect the data needed to optimise fleets and track production on a mobile app
  • Komatsu iSafe - Throughout the Construction, Quarry and Mining Industries accidental deaths and serious injuries occur due to machinery hitting or coming into close proximity with overhead or underground powerlines.


Aaron Marsh

National Product and Solution Manager – SMART CONSTRUCTION Division, Komatsu

Aaron Marsh has been with Komatsu Australia for 15 years, specialising in a variety of roles, national operator trainer, product training, product managing, product development and more recently introducing new technologies to industry; including the Komatsu intelligent machine control range and SMART CONSTRUCTION digital solutions which provide Komatsu customers and industry with real value. Part of Aaron’s role as Product and Solution Manager at Komatsu is to find the gaps in technology, projects and delivery to our customers.

The need for sustainability in fleet management is of increasing importance and goes beyond the purchase of EVs. IPWEA FLEET recently surveyed the fleet community on their fleet sustainability initiatives to provide a snapshot of where the industry is and where it is heading. Learn about sustainability practices in the fleet industry.

  • Sustainability policy and strategy
  • Sustainability performance monitoring
  • Environmental driving
  • Emission targets.


Ken Goldberg

IPWEA FLEET Consultant


Ken is Consultant IPWEA FLEET with responsibility for the development and delivery of quality IPWEA FLEET program initiatives. 

Ken has significant fleet industry involvement. He draws on a wealth of industry and technical knowledge having previously been General Manager in Asia-Pacific for a prominent UK-based software company specialising in enterprise-level fleet and asset management solutions. He currently serves as Queensland Chapter Committee Chair with the Australasian Fleet Management Association and has recently been appointed Queensland Committee President for the Institute of Management Consultants. 

Ken also operates a management consulting practice working with aspiring business managers and leaders to help businesses maximise their potential. He combines a grounded analytical approach with focus on practical implementation to achieve substantive results. His tertiary qualifications include a Bachelor in Business Administration, a Master of Management, and he is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In this facilitated panel discussion, we will delve into what the IPWEA FLEET Sustainability Survey means to you and the broader fleet industry. Come prepared with your questions!


Ken Goldberg

IPWEA FLEET Consultant


Alexandra Kelly 

Policy Manager, Electric Vehicle Council

Through her role as a Policy Manager at the EVC, Alex has extensive knowledge of the Australian EV industry. With this experience, she supports stakeholders in the EV industry and governments develop programs and policies to accelerate EV adoption in Australia.

Dean Gutteridge

Manager Fleet,City of Gold Coast

Dean Gutteridge is a trade qualified mechanic with tertiary qualifications in mechanical engineering and business management. Since 2004, Dean has held the role of Manager Fleet for the City of Gold Coast. Dean leads a multi-disciplinary team of over 200 staff and labour hire resources, and numerous contractors and sub-contractors with an operational expenditure of approximately $37 million.

Part 2 of this presentation looks at the practical steps of how to drive improvement and deliver better outcomes.

  • Planning for improvement
  • Making change happen
  • Measuring improvement
  • Communicating success.


Rob Wilson



This is your chance to hear from industry leaders and to have your say. In this open forum we will be discussing issues of importance to fleet practitioners. What is keeping you awake at night? What are your key challenges? Someone else may have the answer – or at least share your concern. Listen in or join in as we discuss a range of issues and pressure points.

  • Fleet right sizing (strategies and drivers to reduce fleet size, moving away from private use company vehicles)
  • Grey fleet (opportunities and challenges)
  • Proactive safety management (systems, culture, support)
  • Influencing senior management to understand fleet related challenges such as resourcing.


Thomas Brayley

Manager Plant Fleet Services, Logan City Council

Thomas is Chair of the IPWEA Fleet Council and has worked in Australian Local Government Fleet for over 10 years. Previous to this he spent 13 years within private sector, managing fleet and logistics operations throughout the UK for Rail; Gas; Communications and Renewable Energy sectors. In his current role as Manager Plant Fleet Services at Logan City Council, Thomas and his fleet team have embarked on the journey of helping to manoeuvre the city towards its vision of being an ‘Innovative, City of The Future’;

Peter Armour

Unit Manager Plant and Fleet, Central Coast Council

Peter is recognised as an industry leader with 17 years of fleet management experience, recently returning to local government fleet management following four years working in the not-for-profit sector where he achieved the prestigious AfMA 2017 Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

Mark Mills

Manager Fleet and Workshops, Sutherland Shire Council

Fleet Manager at Sutherland Shire Council and a serving member on the IPWEA Fleet National Council. He commenced his career as a mechanic and then progressed into a Fleet Management role with Wollongong City Council in 1996, before moving to Sutherland Council in 2012 to take on new challenges implementing significant innovative reforms in areas of Light & Heavy Fleet Management,


Gerry Gannon


Gerry knows that to keep an audience engaged for an entire day (or sometimes 3 entire days!) an MC has to be a facilitator, a comedian, a CEO, a professional and an empathetic human. His natural inquisitiveness and intellectual clarity allows him to read an audience and flex to their responsiveness, keeping them engaged from start to finish.

Gerry leans on his background in broadcast media control the tone and energy of an event, making sure delegates are informed, entertained and empowered. His quick Irish wit adds a unique flavour that has the audience and presenters on their toes, not knowing when they might be surprised with a challenge from the lively facilitator.

This informative session will look at your on-road heavy vehicle obligations and updates in the regulatory world. Make sure you’re up-to-date!

  • HVNL review
  • Refresh of COR web content
  • Recent prosecutions
  • New 9 step SMS guidance
  • Safety technology


Jennifer Rotili 

Principal Advisor, Regulatory Policy and Standards - National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Jennifer Rotili trained as a barrister and worked for many years preparing and prosecuting criminal cases with the Qld Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.  She joined the NHVR in 2015 as a Principal Legal Officer and contributed to multiple projects within the NHVR including the legislative amendment process, establishing protocols for investigators, conducting safety investigations, attending coroners hearings, and establishing internal governance and business rules. She currently manages the NHVR’s codes of practice program and provides advice about the Chain of Responsibility laws.    

Greg Fill

Director Safety Assurance & Research – National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Greg Fill has a comprehensive background in developing and implementing safety regulatory frameworks and legislation, as well as corporate and operational risk and safety management systems. Greg has spent time undertaking key safety, environment and assurance leadership roles within government and commercial rail, road and port transport arenas, including as Queensland’s Rail Safety Regulator.

As Director Safety Assurance & Research at the NHVR, Greg’s key responsibilities include development of Safety Management System guidance for the heavy vehicle transport industry, influencing national legislation and policy to improve transport safety outcomes, and oversighting the Regulator’s Vehicle Standards and Performance Based Standards functions.

This session includes

  • Auto industry update
  • Current vehicle supply and effect on Residual Values
  • Maintenance and servicing challenges


Breehan Allen

Business Development Executive, 

Summit Fleet Leasing and Management


Breehan is a Business Development Executive at Summit Fleet and has over 10 years of experience in asset finance and Fleet Management. She is passionate about working with corporates, not-for-profit organisations and government entities enabling them to achieve their business goals by implementing best practice solutions to drive down costs, minimise risks and improve efficiencies.

This Gold Coast girl started her career working in an asset finance business before making the move to Sydney working across sales and relationship management roles in the Fleet Leasing and Management industry.