IAM Awards Winners 2015

The 2015 IAM Awards were presented during the Annual Dinner on the evening of day one of the Asset Management Conference, on 25th November at Park Plaza Riverbank, London, UK. Congratulations to the winners of the Asset Management Achievement Awards; Individual, Team and Project, and the NxtGen Award.

IAM President, Richard Edwards, commended two individuals for their exceptional service with the President's Award on the night.

The Asset Management Achievement Awards

Individual Achievement Award 


Individual achievement


John took ownership of Lisheen Mine’s drive to improve maintenance planning amongst mechanical and electrical assets. Applying his knowledge of condition monitoring techniques, he developed and implemented a predictive maintenance strategy based on the FMECA analytical method. This approach has led to reduction in risk and improvement in equipment downtime.

John Brunnock
Lisheen Mine

Nominated by: Jim Dunne


In response to electricity cable pit disruptive failures, Jeremy Wright led UK Power Networks and its subcontractors, to implement a new asset management policy to mitigate risks to the public. His tenacious approach delivered continuous improvements and a step change in the company’s asset policies.

Jeremy Wright 
UK Power Networks

Team Achievement Award 


Team achievement


TransCanada’s Risk Framework Initiative Team successfully developed and implemented a robust operational risk management framework across its diverse asset portfolio. The team, comprised of many volunteers, engaged tirelessly with subject matters experts and end users to ensure the solution met their needs. They influenced the general perception of risk management and ensured that the people involved in the risk management process became passionate advocates for effective asset management.

Lead: Stephen Nowaczewski

Nominated by: Anthony Limon (TransCanada)


Electricity North West Ltd (ENWL) joined forces with EA Technology to implement condition-based risk management over a 12 year period. The tool enabled evidence-based modelling of future work requirements and reduced projected investment need over the next eight years from £400m to £350m. In 2014, ENWL’s regulatory submission to Ofgem gained 100% acceptance of investments proposed.

Electricity North West Limited​
Lead: Jonathan Booth


Entap, a European renewable energy asset management company, has transformed the way it manages client assets by improving its internal processes and ways of working. The team sought to address the silo working and limited consistency in services between sites. Entap now utilises the expertise of the whole multi-disciplinary team, offering integrated services that significantly improve the return on investment from client assets.

Entap Ltd​
Lead: Emily White

Project Achievement Award 


Project achievement


This project involved a structural assessment, strengthening and rehabilitation of the M4 motorway elevated section, including strategic planning for future maintenance interventions. The solution involved 3D modeling of various data, such as condition information, to support decision making. This innovative solution has provided a common data set and the ability to identify clashes, access restrictions and constraints prior to site works commencing.

Lead: Chris Brock

Nominated by: Tony Nicholls (ConnectPlus)


The Scout Availability Management System (SAMS) project has enabled a new way of working within UK Power Networks. The resulting app allows all Low Voltage and Single Premise incidents reported by customers to be ‘scouted’ by non-operational staff following storm events. The app was designed to manage the availability and deployment of scouts. This approach encourages a wider staff base to engage with operational activities as well as improving customer service through better response to severe and extreme weather events.

UK Power Networks
Lead: Victoria Patrick


UK Power Networks developed a cable put strategy and mitigation project. The project responded to cable pit disruptive failures. In collaboration with Black & Veatch and others, UK Power Networks implemented a new asset management policy to mitigate risks to the public. This step-change addresses “personal impact” criteria by significantly reducing the likelihood and impact of failures.

UK Power Networks
Lead: Jeremy Wright

NxtGen Award 

Recognising an individual (member of NxtGen) who demonstrates great potential in the field of asset management.




Zoe started working as an Asset Engineer for UK Power Networks in 2012 and since then has made a significant contribution to her field of expertise. In 2015 she led the development of UK Power Networks’ link box strategy, which involved undertaking a thorough risk review of each link box in order to provide an accurate picture. Through this, Zoe secured an additional £25m as part of the recent regulatory submission to reduce and mitigate link box failures in 2015-16.

Zoe Cornish​
UK Power Networks

Nominated by: Richard Wakelen


Tom demonstrated outstanding commitment to asset management delivery by leading the development and implementation of an Asset Management Framework for his client IXAS, whilst simultaneously supporting two other organisations to achieve ISO 55001 certifications. Throughout the IXAS project, Tom engaged extensively with senior stakeholders to ensure barriers were overcome and combined his heavy asset management responsibilities at IXAS with guidance for several other companies to get certified.

Tom Spaargaren

Nominated by: Peter Schouten (IXAS Zuid-Oost) & Sander Sieswerda (Oxand)


Within Nawale’s first few months at Metropolitan, she rose to the challenge of developing a capital investment plan for all of Metropolitan’s mechanical and electrical assets. She has introduced a risk-based capital plan and a programme to gather asset health information is now underway. Nawale has worked closely with Procurement to overcome purchasing issues and has gained agreement on a standardised “shopping list” that focuses on quality and will help prevent major defects.

Nawale Abdous
Metropolitan Housing Trust


In collaboration with Network Rail’s various Routes, David developed a learning hierarchy, outlining the AM training requirements across Network Rail. The roll-out of training materials will support Network Rail’s wider Asset Management capability improvements and deliver long-term benefits to the organisation.

David Johnson
Network Rail