Steve Browning

Director, Strategic Asset Solutions


Steve is an asset management specialist with nearly two decades experience managing infrastructure assets in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada. Steve has worked across the infrastructure spectrum and enjoys cross pollinating best practice from each sector to help asset owning organisations optimise their decision making and tell their investment story. Steve has worked as a Technical Specialist for Transport for London, Lead Advisor on PPP projects in Canada, and as the Technical Director for the Transport Research Laboratory in the UK. Steve is an energetic trainer with a contagious enthusiasm for this sector.  Steve is passionate about raising the profile of infrastructure asset management and is leading the IPWEA NZ Training Working Group to develop the next generation of asset management training.

Dr Paul Wood

Leadership Coach, speaker, author, facilitator


Paul is a high-energy and engaging facilitator who works with everyone from the Treasury to the Hurricanes. He is a regular contributor in the media and his TEDx presentation on his personal journey from delinquent to doctor of psychology has received more than 300,000 views on YouTube and was named one of the Top 10 TED talks by the New Zealand Herald. Paul specialises in assisting individuals and organisations reach and maintain peak performance and well-being.  |  Better Never Stops


Kathy Dever-Tod

Manager Parks and Reserves at Palmerston North City Council


Kathy is the Manager Parks and Reserves at Palmerston North City Council and is recognised as a leader in asset management practice. She has 20 years’ experience in the public sector both leading asset management teams and as an independent asset management advisor, with a focus on coaching and mentoring, developing and reviewing organisational performance management frameworks and undertaking asset management peer reviews. Kathy has been involved NAMS/IPWEA for more than 15 years developing best practice guidelines and delivering industry training.

Brian Smith

Independent Consultant


Brian is an independent consultant specialising in infrastructure management issues, including valuations, funding, and in procurement. Brian’s background is in financial auditing as well as efficiency and effectiveness reviews. Brian has presented at a variety of NAMS workshops and contributed to NAMs manuals. He has a BCom and is a qualified accountant (CA).

Brian possesses the following formal qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Chartered Accounting Degree

Paul Sutton

Senior Trainer and Lead Consultant


Paul Sutton is focused on capability development of individuals and organisations.   Paul is the Senior Trainer and Lead Consultant for Project Results. He is a Registered Trainer in PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, Agile PM,MSP (Managing Successful Programmes), Management of Portfolios (MoP), Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O), Better Business Cases (BBC), Managing Benefits and Change Management.  He is also a PMP (Project Management Professional) as certified by PMI (the Project Management Institute).  Along with training he has active consulting practice in the pragmatic application of all of these combined with his more than 20 years of experience as a project and programme manager.

Peter Degerholm

Director, Calderglen Associates Ltd
Member, Society of Construction Law


Peter Degerholm is director of Calderglen Associates Ltd based in Wanaka. He acts as practices as adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator, and offers dispute resolution, expert witness, advocacy and advisory services to the wider construction industry. Peter sat on the committees for NZS 3910:2013, 3916 and 39172013, and NZS 3915, and has delivered training workshops on the NZS 391x suite of standard since 2011. He was also involved in the development of the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and its subsequent amendments and has written two books on the subject.

Lisa Roberts

Infrastructure Decisions Limited


Lisa is a Fellow of Engineering NZ, a recognition of her career in infrastructure management.  She is an independent consultant focussed on supporting clients to improve ‘whole of business’ asset management and infrastructure resilience.  She is an expert facilitator and has project managed and co-authored all editions of the Infrastructure Management Manual, Asset Management Basics and many other publications.

Priyani de Silva-Currie

Acting Manager Infrastructure Property, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency


Priyani has nearly 10 years experience as the National Asset Management Leader within an NZ consultancy with a background in Buildings and Property and a broad Asset Management base spanning all public infrastructure sectors.  Priyani trains in asset management and procurement, is an assessor for the New Zealand Diploma in Infrastructure Asset Management and New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Procurement. Priyani has co-lead the development of the BTechEng degree for Asset Management with Weltec and Massey University, in her spare time Priyani also guest lectures at Massey in Leadership.

Andrew Brickell

Enmore Consultancy Ltd


Andrew Brickell is a consulting civil engineer who trades under the business name of Enmore Consultancy Ltd, based in Auckland. He has over 50 years of experience in the construction industry, has worked on projects in 20 countries and is an experienced construction arbitrator. He represented ACENZ and Engineering NZ on the revision committee that produced NZS 3910, 3916 and 3917 and has also participated in FIDIC contracts task committees. He is a Fellow of Engineering NZ and has been a member of many other engineering organisations internationally,  including ICE, IPWEA, the Project Management Institute and the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of NZ.

Jim McMahon

Senior Trainer and Lead Consultant


Jim has over 40 years' experience telecommunications, information technology and professional services sectors, and has worked with all over the world as a telecommunications engineer. Jim's specific areas of expertise include product development and marketing; the establishment of new markets for technology and services products; assurance, investment analysis and the quantification and management of risk.
Jim is an accredited Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) Facilitator and Better Business Case writer and reviewer. His clients include most major government agencies, regional, district and local councils and leading public companies. His professional qualifications include an MBA and a Degree in Electrical Engineering, and various project and programme management certifications and accreditations.

Shawn Cornet

Co-Star Consulting


Shawn is an expert in individual, team and organisational development, and works to increase emotional intelligence to enable people to connect, communicate, and contribute better. He helps his clients gain awareness and insight to ignite change; leading to greater personal and professional satisfaction and success.

Shawn is qualified in psychology, education, teaching, training, learning and development, change management and business management.

Shawn is a certified Advanced EQ Practitioner for Six Seconds – which provides a variety of tools to develop people's EQ, to not only improve their worlds but the world as a whole.