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Global leaders in Professional Asset Management Training

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For Individuals and Corporate Clients at all levels of expertize.

Available Now - New eLearning modules

Asset Information Management
Explore the complex landscape of asset information and knowledge. Discover the purpose, value and elements of an Asset Information Asset Policy, Strategy and System and the factors that determine information requirements and quality to effectively support decision making.
Developing a
Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP)
This new module is designed to give you a detailed view of what a SAMP is, why it's important to have one, and how to create and maintain one that is effective for your specific organisation. 
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"Excellent facilitator who made it real with real life examples"
"Despite the intensity, the course ran smoothly and didn’t feel exhausting – regular breaks, good content and good examples away from the slides"
"The course was interactive and involved participation – helped with the learning. It was good to be able to see where we apply some of the content and where we need to improve"
"Overall, loved the course. Content and Lecturer were excellent, really felt like I learned a lot"
Good mix of technical and stories to help understand and imbed learning. Good balance of teaching and interacting. Good quality slides and material made revision easy’"
"Direct relevance to job role, good examples, interesting lecturer"
"Thank you for being an amazing host for the IAM Certificate course! I really enjoyed the discussions and the pace of the modules, it really helped to better understand the concepts."
“The course met and exceeded my expectations. I am very happy with the way it has been delivered, materials, timing, style, etc, and definitely with a Lecturer like Gabriel Kirwan, nothing can go wrong.” Carlos Herraez, Principal Engineer, Rosen Group.
'Presented in an informative, interesting way using real life examples and humour’
‘Engaging course facilitator and relevant ‘real life’ experience’
Speed of course and content covered was spot on. Very relevant and thought provoking – ideas to implement in my job immediately’
‘Referenced real examples of how issues arise if not followed. Demonstrated simple tools for improvement’
"Very good interaction/ discussion between lecturer and delegates."
"Good mix of technical and stories to help understand and imbed learning. Good balance of teaching and interacting. Good quality slides and material made revision easy"
"Interesting course with strong theoretical grounding"
"Very good trainer, kept subjects interesting and made sure all attendees were engaged"
"Lecturer was very engaging and cited excellent examples from the real world"
"The delivery was very good, injecting life into a very dry subject"

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Courses

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We were one of the first asset management training organizations to be endorsed by
the Institute of Asset Management for
professional Asset Management competency development.

Helping you on every step of the Asset Management Journey

We are proud of our flexibility and case-by-case ability to shape our assistance to the specific needs of each client and individual. Please do not hesitate to ask if you would like to explore options not specifically covered on this website.

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Getting Started

Do you need help in

  • Learning core concepts, practices
    and benefits?
  • Planning how to get started and
    prioritize the way forward?
  • Convincing sponsors and skeptics?
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Integrating & Embedding

Do you need help in

  • Achieving a real transformation (more than just ‘gap analysis’ and road-mapping)?
  • Culture change: establishing the right values, behaviours and habits?
  • Benefits realisation: quantifying and
    demonstrating in hard numbers?
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Seeking Excellence

Do you need help in…

  • Setting new targets: finding and adapting best applicable practices?
  • Real optimization: showing fully quantified, optimal life cycle value?
  • Innovation: breaking new ground and
    showing what is possible?

Meet our Tutors

Our tutors all have over 20 years’ first-hand experience and long-standing reputations as authorities in their fields. You will always have direct access to real experts.

Our tutors

Each of our Tutors has over 25 years of experience in their respective industries and is qualified to the Institute of Asset Management Diploma level.

Gabriel Kirwan

Kal Jassal

Craig Demanuele

Jose Duran

Richard Blackman

Tom McDermott

Kevin Carman

John Woodhouse

Andy Hunt

Gabriel Kirwan

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 programs 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.

“The course met and exceeded my expectations. I am very happy with the way it has been delivered, materials, timing, style, etc, and definitely with a Lecturer like Gabriel Kirwan, nothing can go wrong.” Carlos Herraez, Principal Engineer, Rosen Group.

Kal Jassal

Kal Jassal has over 25 years’ experience in the marine, oil and gas industries covering facility construction, operation, inspection and maintenance. He has extensive knowledge of risk and integrity management processes, inspection approaches, remediation methods, and shutdown, turn-around and life-extension strategies.

He is knowledgeable in the use of information technology applications to support operations, maintenance and asset planning.

Kal has been instrumental in the development and implementation of a number of business critical strategies to meet evolving corporate and regulatory requirements. This included risk and integrity processes, performance management, information technology and data transformation, and business management systems.

He is a qualified Naval Architect, a Chartered Engineer (UK), and holds a MSc in Welding Technology and an MBA. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds an IAM Certificate in Asset Management through The Institute of Asset Management. Kal is one of our IAM Endorsed Assessors and Trainers and provides asset management training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO 55000.

Craig Demanuele

Craig Demanuele has 28 years asset management experience spanning the utilities, petrochemical and transportation and housing sectors. Craig adopts a balanced approach, aligning top down strategies, with a bottom up practical hands on solutions. He has 14 years’ experience delivering asset management transformations for major companies and has delivered asset management ISO 55001 development projects in the UK and Middle East, including several regional and national process and utility companies.

In addition, Craig has designed and facilitated over 25 asset management training courses across various countries over the last 5 years. One of our most commended trainers, Craig covers topics such as Asset Management, Asset Information Management, Maintenance and reliability management as well as certified ISO 55001 training for candidates seeking Certificate or Diploma qualifications through the Institute of Asset Management.

“Thank you for being an amazing host for the IAM Certificate course! I really enjoyed the discussions and the pace of the modules, it really helped to better understand the concepts.” Feedback questionnaire

Jose Duran

José Duran is the Woodhouse Partnership Director of Operations in Latin America. He provides education, training and consulting services to the oil and gas, energy, mining, processing 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 our IAM Endorsed Assessors and Trainers and provides asset management training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO 55000.

José is an IAM Professional Asset Manager and has a MSc in Maintenance Engineering, is a member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers and its Reliability Maintainability Committee.

Richard Blackman

Richard Blackman is a Chartered Engineer and has over 25 years’ experience in engineering, maintenance, operational and asset management. He has worked in a multitude of industries from nuclear power; pharmaceuticals; oil & gas; defence, steel; facilities; hospitals and manufacturing to food. And in many countries and regions from Europe, Middle East, China, Australasia and USA.

Richard is one of our IAM Endorsed Trainers and Assessors and provides asset management training and assessments using ISO 55000. Richard is a brilliant trainer and regularly delivers our IAM – Foundation, Certificate and Diploma courses. As well as delivering Risk Management, RCA, FMEA and RCM training courses and facilitation. Richard is a member of The Institute of Asset Management and a Chartered Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 

“Richard, reports from everyone that attended the course is that you are an exemplar teacher, made it very engaging, and they really enjoyed the time with you” Head of Asset Management, Sodexo

Tom McDermott

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 specializing 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 our IAM Endorsed Assessors and Trainers, providing asset management training and assessments using PAS 55 and ISO 55000.

Kevin Carman

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 our 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 who has an MSc in Asset Management and is a member of The Institute of Asset Management.

John Woodhouse

Managing Director of The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd, 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.

John is an IAM Professional Asset Manager and has recently worked with the IAM to introduce two new courses – Creating and Maintaining a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) and (coming in 2022) ISO 55001 Gap Closure and Developing an Asset Management System (AMS).

Andy Hunt

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 our 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 who has an MSc in Asset Management and is a member of The Institute of Asset Management.

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