We are very proud to have on board the following speakers for the IPWEA Australasia Fleet 2020 Conference.

International Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Lloyd Brierley

Scott Conlon
Managing Director
Mercury Associates, Inc.

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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.

Dennis Walsh

Dennis Walsh
Chief Engineer
Department of Transport and Main Roads

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Dennis Walsh (BEng, MEngSC, CPEng, RPEQ, MIEAust, M IPWEA, APEC Engineer Int PE (Aust), GAICD)

Dennis is the Chief Engineer of Transport and Main Roads. In this role Dennis oversees a wide range of technologies including Geospatial Technologies, Road Design and Hydraulics; Pavement, Materials and Geotechnical Engineering; Traffic Engineering Technology and Systems; Structures; and Safer Roads Infrastructure.

Dennis is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a member of Engineers Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of company directors

Dennis has worked across a wide range of areas including strategic planning, traffic and transport planning, road safety policy and engineering, road design, road operations and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). He has contributed to a range of national groups and is the Queensland Director on the ANCAP Board. Dennis is a board member and the Vice President of ITS Australia. He is also a member of the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australia.

He is committed to bringing together the skills and knowledge of his team and their partners to embrace new technologies, engage with customers and drive new ideas into action for the benefit of the community.

Speakers

Scott Hansen

Scott Hansen
Engineering Director
Corematic

 

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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.

Andrew Railz

Andrew Railz
Managing Director
Railz Asset Management

 

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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.

Duncan Ferguson

Peter Armour
Unit Manager Plant & Fleet
Central Coast Council

 

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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.

Peter Armour

Stephen Haughey
Fleet Management Consultant

 

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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.

Dr Jeff Potter

Dr Jeff Potter
NTC

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Dr Jeff Potter, is Principal Safety Policy Advisor at the National Transport Commission. He has had over 20 years’ experience in developing and implementing road safety policy and safety programs relating to driver behaviour, particularly in heavy vehicle safety, fatigue management, speed countermeasures and drink and drug driving.  In his current position he is involved in the development of safety policy and regulatory reform for road transport and in the review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

 Jeff is the Chair of the Victorian Chapter of the Australasian College of Road Safety and member of the International Council for Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety.

Adam Rickard

Adam Rickard
Endeavour Tools/Redline

 

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Adam is the National Sales Manager of Endeavour Tools, an Automotive and Industrial Tool wholesaler with one of Australia’s largest ranges of specialty tooling, and a key focus on diagnostics. 

Having spent the majority of his career in the Automotive industry, Adam started as a Light Automotive Mechanic working in both dealerships and private workshop environments before embarking on career into the wholesale distribution of quality tools and equipment. 

Adam will be attending on behalf of Redline Detection, a global leader in automotive leak detection equipment.

Mark Hosking

Mark Hoskings
Formbird

 

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Aaron Marsh

Brent Parker
Komatsu

 

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Brent has a background in civil engineering and has been working with machine control, guidance, and survey products for the last 9 years. Brent spent 6 years working at Position Partners in various service and operational roles at their Queensland branch. Most recently Brent has been with Komatsu and Unisi supporting Smart Construction Solutions for North and South Queensland regions. These experiences have given Brent a wealth of knowledge about effectively deploying digital technologies to the civil construction industry.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans
H&S Manager

EROAD

 

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Chris Evans is the EROAD Health and Safety Stakeholder Manager and has been in the safety field for over 25 years. Chris is an IOSH Chartered Health and Safety professional supporting management in the transport, oil and gas, manufacturing and retail sectors.  Chris joined EROAD after working for ten years in a Shell company in the Middle East supporting safety in an operation with 55,000 staff and contractors driving over 300M km each year and he has extensive knowledge of safety management systems, road safety, safety culture, safety strategy, risk assessment, competency as well as auditing and incident investigation. 

Degree qualified in Safety Management as well as Chemical Engineering, he also has extensive experience in the logistics and trucking industry heading safety in DHL Logistics in the UK and a pan European Logistics firm, Christian Salvesen which employed over 16,000 staff.

Matt Turner

Matt Turner
Plant Assesor

 

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Don Grimson

Don Grimson
Bundaberg Regional Council

 

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Don has completed an Auto electrical and Diesel fuel injection apprenticeship early 80’s in Ireland, Cert 2 in Automotive Refrigeration and the IPWEA Fleet Management Certificate.

He boasts hands on in the Auto Electrical Trade for 36 Years, covering industrial, Agricultural, Marine, Road Transport, Waste, Light Commercial and Fleet sectors

Employed with Bundaberg Regional Council for 9 years, initially as the leading hand auto electrician and for the past 3 years as the Bundaberg workshop supervisor.

In his current role he have overall management responsibility for the following:

  • Maintenance planning & scheduling – approximately 8,000 work orders per annum
  • Repairs and maintenance completed in-field / workshop / external providers
  • Multiple trades including diesel fitters, auto electricians and dual trade apprentices
Peter Perich

Peter Perich
Teletrac Navman

 

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Scott Nargar

Scott Nargar
Hyundai

 

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Scott has over two decades of experience in the motor industry in technical, media, product planning and technology advocacy roles. At NRMA Scott worked in vehicle inspection, judging and writing on Australia’s Best Cars Awards and as a member of the Technical Working Group with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

For the last 8 years Scott has been working for Hyundai Motor Company Australia in senior technical management, product planning, environment and Government engagement policy roles. Scott leads the company’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle project and future mobility programs. Scott was the co-founder of Hydrogen Mobility Australia and is currently a Member of the Board of Directors.

As a passionate proponent of vehicle safety, renewable transport and autonomous vehicle technology, Scott has engaged with many levels of Federal and State Government, as well as policy and academic experts and key industry partners around the world.

Nathan Nguyen

Nathan Nguyen
MTA Queensland

 

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Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly 
Electric Vehicle Council EVC

 

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Alexandra manages policy and communications at the Electric Vehicle Council with the aim of accelerating the electrification of road transport in Australia.

This work includes managing the EVC’s OEM working group and the 2019 State of EVs Report, the authoritative document on the electric vehicle sector in Australia. Alexandra also helped to design and leads work in the Charge Together Fleets program, a free tool that helps councils and corporates transition their fleets to electric vehicles.

Alexandra’s knowledge of the electric vehicle policy landscape in Australia, particularly in battery management and recycling, helps inform industry regulation and investment decision making nationally.

Llew Jury

Llew Jury 
Advancer 

 

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Llew (BA, GAICD, FIML) is a leading business & digital innovation leader who’s foundered and exited numerous strategy, digital and consulting businesses over the past 23 years. 

He’s an Executive Director of Advancer, a Brisbane HR and People & Culture agency that helps businesses of all sizes build high growth teams, leadership opportunities, engagement strategies and innovation streams for growth.

Llew is also the founder and Chair of Reload, one of Australia’s leading digital marketing agencies with 70 staff throughout offices in Brisbane, London, Manila and Auckland, and is the founder and director of Sprint Ventures, an early-stage venture capital investment company. 

Master of Ceremonies

Gerry Gannon

Gerry Gannon
MC/Facilitator/Media and Presentation Trainer

 

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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.

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