We are very proud to have on board the following speakers for the IPWEA Australasia Fleet 2020 Conference.
International Keynote Speaker
Mercury Associates, Inc.
Scott Conlon, CPM, CFFM, CAFM is a Managing Director at Mercury Associates, Inc. (www.mercury-assoc.com), where he directs the firm’s consulting services to US federal government and military clients. He has extensive experience presenting on a wide array of fleet management subjects at industry trade shows and training events, and has directed studies of alternative fuel and electric vehicle feasibility, fleet operating and replacement costs, management best practices, and data analysis.
Prior to joining Mercury Associates in 2014, he held various positions at Montgomery County, MD, Division of Fleet Management Services and at the University of Maryland Shuttle-UM transit system. Scott holds multiple nationally recognized certifications as a fleet manager, public manager, and master technician, and is a US Marine Corps veteran.
Scott is a senior Mechatronic Engineer with extensive experience in the manufacturing, agricultural, waste management and construction industries. During his career, he has developed a number of industry leading technologies for pedestrian detection, worker safety and mobile asset monitoring solutions for use in the mobile industry.
His background in cutting edge vision technologies and smart control systems has enabled him to assist companies in developing intelligent area monitoring solutions aimed at creating safer workplaces for employees and members of the public. He also has a number of years experience working with J1939 and CANBUS communications, which has enabled him to assist many businesses in retrieving useful information from vehicles to maximise operational efficiency, the corner stone of any fleet based business.
Manager Fleet & Maintenance Services
Bundaberg Regional Council
Andrew is the Manager Fleet & Maintenance Services of Bundaberg Regional Council and is an experienced fleet manager with 20 years local government experience. He is also the Managing Director of ‘Railz Asset Management’.
Railz Asset Management is a specialist fleet management consulting firm providing proven solutions to those organisations that operate plant, vehicle and equipment fleets.
Andrew is a trade qualified diesel fitter, has tertiary qualifications in Maintenance Management & has completed extensive fleet management training in the United States, as well as being the Deputy Chairperson of the IPWEA FLEET Council.
Unit Manager Plant & 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.
Peter is the newest member of the IPWEA Fleet Council and is Chair of the Newcastle (NSW) branch.
Executive Fleet ManagerValue
Brisbane City Council
Scott is the Executive Fleet Manager for Brisbane City Council.
Scott has over 10 year’s experience in Fleet Management and enjoys examining the strategic requirements of the now and the future.
Most recently he led Fleet Services with Townsville City Council.
Scott holds qualifications in Electrotechnology, an MBA in Business Administration as well as a Post Graduate in Strategic Leadership.
Fleet Management Consultant
Stephen has worked in Fleet Management and Consultancy both locally and internationally and has over 30 years’ experience in fleet management consultancy covering the full range of fleet operations in both the mining and commercial sectors. He has also worked as a Management Consultant specialising in Change Management and Corporate Governance
Stephen is the highest qualified Four Wheel Drive trainer in Australia and the only Four Wheel Drive Trainer in Australasia certified by the International Four Wheel Drive Trainers’ Association as a Master Trainer He is also the only Four Wheel Drive Trainer in Australia certified by Tread Lightly as a Master Tread Trainer.
Stephen holds an MBA, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as well as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) and holds a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Cert IV in Occupational Health and Safety Cert III in Investigative Services Cert II in Security (operations) and has completed the IPWEA Fleet Management Certificate He is also Qualified in the Australasian Inter Service Incident Management System.
Master of Ceremonies
MC/Facilitator/Media and Presentation Trainer
One of Ireland’s finest exports, Gerry Gannon has been a journalist, broadcaster, MC and media trainer in Australia for the last 30 years and is now one of the best known speakers and facilitators in Australia.
After a decade with ABC radio in Western Australia, Gerry left to pursue a career that would bring him closer to audiences and allow him to explore parts of the world he couldn’t do from the inside of a radio studio. He established Indonesia’s first English language radio station in Bali, served on the council, and as President, of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and on the board of the Tourism Council of WA.
Gerry is committed to community and non-profit organisations and has also been a board member of Access 31 Television, Kids Help Line and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
A specialist conference MC, facilitator and media expert, Gerry is renowned for his wit, passion, easy-going nature and commitment to those he works with. He has worked extensively in both Australia and overseas and provides media skills training to government, not-for-profit organisations and industry entities, as well as conducting speech and presentation training courses.
Gerry’s real passion is people; whether it is helping them reach their potential through training and support, MC at an event or providing valuable perspective and advice, Gerry’s easy humour and experience provides a refreshing opportunity for growth and knowledge for everyone he meets.