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Alan Laird, Principal Consultant

Alan Laird, Principal Consultant

Alan Laird is a Chartered Engineer and has had a long career in the UK electricity industry in a variety of senior management, operational management and technical roles.  He was formerly a Director of Group Engineering & Technology at Scottish Power plc. He is one of TWPL’s IAM Endorsed Assessors and Trainers and provides asset management training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO 55000. He is a a member of the Institute of Asset Management and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology. Alan 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 has over 25 years’ experience in the maintenance and asset management field in a range of industries from defence facilities, manufacturing to food. He contributed to the 2008 IAM/PAS 55 review and is a subject matter expert on shutdowns and outages for the IAM Knowledge Centre. Alex is one of TWPL’s IAM Endorsed Assessors and Trainers and provides asset management training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO 55000. Alex is a member of The Institute of Asset Management and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology....
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. He is one of TWPL’s IAM Endorsed Assessors and Trainers and provides asset management training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO 55000. 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, Africa and Latin America and has also conducted business in Spanish and French, and is a regular speaker at international conferences. He regularly contributes to Masters and other programmes at Dublin City University Business School and is also a qualified executive coach. Gabriel is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland and a Fellow of the UK’s Institute of Asset Management....
José Duran, Director of Latin America Operations

José Duran, Director of Latin America Operations

José Duran is TWPL’s Director of Operations in Latin America. He provides education, training and consulting services to the oil and gas, energy, mining, process and manufacturing sectors. With over 20 years’ experience he has a deep technical knowledge in the maintenance, reliability, and performance improvement asset management areas. He is one of TWPL’s IAM Endorsed Assessors and Trainers and provides asset management training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO 55000. 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, Managing Director

John Woodhouse, Managing Director

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 management. Read John’s article about why asset management is a journey for life...
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. He has specialised in engineering regulatory strategy for regulatory price setting (DPCR5) and managed and delivered PAS 55 Certification projects. Mike is one of TWPL’s IAM Endorsed Assessors and Trainers and provides asset management training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO 55000. He is a member of The Institute of Asset Management and Institution of Engineering and Technology and regularly speaks at conferences. Read Mike’s articles on the TWPL News Blog: Learning Along the Asset Management Journey – part 1 here» Learning Along the Asset Management Journey – part 2 here» Learning Along the Asset Management Journey – part 3...
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 asset management training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO 55000. Peter was a key member of the working party on the first The IAM Competences Framework. In 2017, Peter led the work to produce the IAM Asset Management System Application Guide. The purpose of this guide was to set out a practical and pragmatic approach that will help organisations on the asset management journey, to develop and put in place an asset management system that will not only achieve formal conformance with ISO 55001, but will enable and embed good practice as described in the IAM’s ‘Asset Management – an anatomy’ and supporting subject specific guidelines. Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Asset Management and one of its founding...
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 New York Power Authority (the largest state-owned utility in the US, operating 17 large hydro and fossil generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of extra high voltage transmission lines). He has 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 has extensive experience in asset management training, coaching and mentoring and is one of TWPL’s IAM Endorsed Assessors and Trainers, providing asset management training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO...
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...