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Alan Laird, Principal Consultant

Alan Laird, Principal Consultant

Alan is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Asset Management and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology. Alan was Director, Group Engineering & Technology of Scottish Power plc. He has had a long career in the UK electricity industry in a variety of senior management, operational management and technical roles. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde and was previously a Board member of the Joule Centre at the University of Manchester. He currently provides consultancy, support and training services on strategy, technology and asset management to a number of utilities and engineering...
Alex Thomson, Principal Consultant

Alex Thomson, Principal Consultant

Alex Thomson is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the IET. He has over 25 years’ experience in the maintenance and asset management field in a range of industries from defence facilities through manufacturing and food. Alex contributed to the 2008 IAM / PAS 55 review and is a subject matter expert on shutdowns and outages for the IAM Knowledge...
Andy Hunt, Principal Consultant

Andy Hunt, Principal Consultant

Andy Hunt has over 20 years’ experience in the water and rail industries, both regulated and commercial operations, and 3 years’ experience of quality assurance in manufacturing. He has extensive knowledge of utilities asset management and information technology applications for operations, maintenance and asset planning. He has gained a wealth of expertise  in risk and reliability engineering, performance management, information technology and transformation, organizational design and management  systems. Andy is a qualified electrical and electronic engineer, has an MSc in Asset Management and is a member of the Institute of Asset ...
Gabriel Kirwan, Principal Consultant

Gabriel Kirwan, Principal Consultant

Gabriel Kirwan worked for 30 years in the electrical utility industry, holding a variety of senior management positions in both the networks and supply businesses for ESB, Ireland and, in particular, the areas of asset management and utility regulation. He has carried out assignments in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has also conducted business in Spanish and French, and is a regular speaker at international conferences. Gabriel is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland and a member of the UK’s Institute of Asset Management. He regularly contributes to Masters and other programmes at Dublin City University Business School and is also a qualified executive...
Joe McGee, Principal Consultant

Joe McGee, Principal Consultant

Joe McGee joined TWPL in 2011 but had worked with us extensively in the past, introducing asset management concepts and practices into his earlier employer Scottish Power. More recently he has been a key member of the DTR (Defence Training Rationalisation) bid team throughout the various pre/post preferred bidder phases of this major multi-billion ££ defence contract, in the Metrix alliance between QinetiQ and Sodexo. As lead Asset Manager, Joe’s responsibilities entailed interfacing with all stakeholders in addressing the asset management aspects of the training and infrastructure solutions to support delivery of technical training for all UK military service personnel. Joe has a BSc (hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, a BA from the Open University, an MBA from Strathclyde University Business School and is a Member of the Chartered Management...
José Duran, Director of Latin America Operations

José Duran, Director of Latin America Operations

José Duran heads up TWPL in Latin America. His team provides education, training and consulting services for the oil and gas, energy, mining, process and manufacturing sectors. Each with over 15 years’ experience, José’s team has gained a deep technical knowledge in the maintenance, reliability, and performance improvement asset management areas. José has a MSc in Maintenance Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers and its Reliability Maintainability...
Jack Huggett, Principal Consultant

Jack Huggett, Principal Consultant

Jack Huggett has over 30 years’ field experience in a wide range of industries, including oil, gas, mining, nuclear and major utility companies. His areas of expertise are reliability and risk management, maintenance strategy, and loss control. He lectured for many years at the Robert Gordon University on the MSc Asset Management programme, specifically on the Essential Methods and Risk Analysis and Reliability Engineering...
John Woodhouse, CEO and Managing Director

John Woodhouse, CEO and Managing Director

CEO and Managing Director of TWPL, John Woodhouse is one of the most widely known experts in integrated asset management. He is a Founder, Life Fellow and Chair of Experts Panel for the Institute of Asset Management. John chaired the BSI/IAM development of the PAS 55 standard for optimal management of physical assets, and was UK Principal Expert in the development team for the first International Standard for Asset Management ISO 55000.  John also led the development of the first published Asset Management Competences Framework (IAM 2006), and the international MACRO and SALVO collaboration programmes in cost/risk optimization of asset management decisions and life cycle...
Mike Dixon, Principal Consultant

Mike Dixon, Principal Consultant

Mike Dixon is a chartered engineer with over 30 years’ experience in electricity distribution, including regulation and investment strategy, asset management, stakeholder management, network development and contract management.  Mike has specialised in engineering regulatory strategy for regulatory price setting (DPCR5) and managed and delivered PAS 55 Certification projects. He is a member of the Institute of Asset Management and Institution of Engineering and Technology and regularly speaks at...
Peter Jay, Principal Consultant

Peter Jay, Principal Consultant

Peter Jay has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  With over 30 years’ experience, his career path within the electrical transmission business spanned application engineering, specialist support, maintenance and commissioning. He provides training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO 55000 and was a founder and now Fellow of the Institute of Asset Management and a key member of the working party on the first IAM competences...
Thys Sabbagha, Principal Consultant

Thys Sabbagha, Principal Consultant

Thys Sabbagha is a highly experienced international consultant with a  strong track record in business turnarounds and the delivery of complex  change management programmes. He has over 30 years’ experience of  natural resources production industries, with extensive engineering and  environmental impact knowledge. Thys held the position of executive officer for Anglogold Ashanti and reported directly to the board on all aspects of the operating business government relations, fiscal matters, operational performance and trade relations in many countries. He became CEO of Cerro Vanguardia SA, responsible for maintaining  governmental and external relations and establishing all field  operations infrastructure (above and below ground), recruiting, training and operational planning, plus the development of the nearby town to support the...
Tom McDermott, Principal Consultant

Tom McDermott, Principal Consultant

Based in North America, Tom McDermott previously held the position of Director of Asset Management at the state of New York, Power Authority. He gained 20 years’ experience specialising in high voltage engineering, transmission line design and power plant modifications. During his tenure, he introduced and managed the development of industrial and knowledge management methodologies to improve productivity. Tom is a PAS 55/ISO 55000 and IAM endorsed Assessor and...
Richard Blackman, Principal Consultant

Richard Blackman, Principal Consultant

Richard Blackman is a chartered engineering consultant with over 15 years’ maintenance engineering and operational experience, including 10 years in the pharmaceuticals industry working for Napp  Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer and others. Richard is a strong facilitator and trainer. Recent experiences include the initiation and management of an asset care programme involving the creation of reliability block diagrams, system and asset criticality analysis, FMEA studies and the production of optimized maintenance plans. He has project managed (from the initial conception to the roll out across the company) the installation of a computerized maintenance management  system using...