Presentation of the IAM Awards 2016

The IAM Awards 2016 presentations took place on 23 November at IET London, Savoy Place. Winners and Runners up were presented with their achievements during the IAM Annual Dinner on Day 1 of the 2016 Asset Management Conference (see below for the photo gallery from the night). The exceptional quality of the 2016 nominations has been extremely encouraging, highlighting pioneering achievements, outstanding international practice and great leadership in Asset Management - there was much to be celebrated on the night!

We were delighted to congratulate the winners of each category; Individual, Team, Project, and NxtGen. This year also saw the introduction of a new IAM Award category: the Innovation Award - recognising innovation in asset management which has delivered financial, performance and risk reduction benefits. 

Selected by the President, Richard Edwards presented the President's Award during the ceremony. The evening was rounded off with rooftop networking, where we had the chance to take in the impressive London skyline.

With thanks to the IAM Annual Dinner Sponsor, EY.

Individual Achievement Award 


Individual achievement


As the designated asset management specialist for the World Bank, Ian has helped countries and projects the world over to make more sustainable use of highway infrastructure finance. Ian’s work ensures that investments in transportation assets across developing countries are shaped by appropriate asset management, increasing their sustainability and long-term success once external funding ceases. Grounded in his asset management expertise throughout the developed world, Ian tailors solutions to different cultures and economies so that they are realistic and sustainable. He has lent his expertise to over twenty countries, including India, China and Ukraine.

Alongside his practice-based successes, Ian has contributed to specialist asset management knowledge by co-authoring a World Bank guidance publication, ‘Integrating Climate Change into Road Asset Management’.

Dr Ian Greenwood 
Greenwood Associates Infrastructure Consultants

Nominated by: Dr Christopher Bennett


Graham has single-handedly imposed structure, data sets, analysis and improvement plans on Fife Council’s previously disparate, dispersed, dysfunctional asset base, improving business intelligence and revealing efficiencies.

Graham Hodgkins 
Fife Council


John plays a leading role in the UK highway sector’s continuous improvement. He was co-author of the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP)’s Asset Management Guidance and developed the accompanying e-learning toolkit.

John Paterson

Team Achievement Award 


Team achievement


A team including representatives from six UK local authorities is helping the whole West Yorkshire Combined Authority to transform its asset management practice consistently and at the same time. This combined authority is responsible for 4% of England’s total road network, with the management of highway assets vital to the region’s economy. This team project aimed to implement and embed asset management best practice across the six member authorities to maximise government funding.

The region’s Asset Management Board brought together skills from across all member authorities to consolidate strategies, requiring strong communication and collaboration. The work has since been used in the discipline as a best practice case study. (Award collected by Andrew Molyneux, Leeds City Council

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Board
Lead: Neil Rodgers
Nominated by: Simon Jones (Metis)


A team of four reduced localised flooding along Pierce County’s roadways by improving vegetation management processes, without requiring extra resources, while complying with national water pollution regulation.

Pierce County Public Works
Lead: Bryan Chappell


An Amey team seconded to Tube Lines used historical knowledge and data to improve the whole-lifecycle value of wheels on Piccadilly Line underground trains in London.

Lead: George Mackintosh

Project Achievement Award 


Project achievement


Using a range of valuation toolkits and guidance documents, the Highways Asset Management Financial Implementation Group is preparing 206 UK local authorities to change the way they value their transport infrastructure assets.

Asset management consultants, Atkins, provided engineering and asset management expertise to ensure that the highway and transport sector moves in the right direction, with outputs that are fit for purpose. Atkins developed a valuation toolkit and a structures toolkit to support local authorities in their valuations, making these valuable resources publicly available free of charge. Alongside consulting and media engagement, Atkins also presents at major events for highways asset management planning to enhance understanding of the discipline.

Lead: Andy Wooley
Nominated by: Lila Tachtsi


The Asset Management, Planning and Delivery programme makes it possible for National Grid’s Electricity Transmission Owner business to do more work, more effectively and deliver lasting change.

National Grid


By formalising the management and assurance of asset-related data, the Asset Data Governance project optimised whole-lifecycle asset management while providing fit-for-purpose asset-related information.

Network Rail

Asset Management Innovation Award  


Sellafield set out to make asset management training more interactive, engaging and memorable. The organisation developed Synergy: a game based on Sellafield's asset management system, business strategy, objectives and decision-making processes. Sellafield worked with Oxand Ltd due to their specialist asset management and business game development knowledge. The result was a tailor-made solution which can be used to train employees across all levels and programmes in the organisation, including secondary school students taking part in work experience programmes.

Following on from positive feedback, Sellafield plan to make further developments on this interactive tool. (Award collected by Lucy Hughes)

Sellafield - Helen Pagell
Nominated by: Martin Grey (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority)


Atkins consolidated three UK National Codes of Practice for Highway Maintenance into a single revised National Code. The revised code’s risk-based approach is expected to fundamentally change the way highway infrastructure is managed in the UK.

Atkins - John Paterson


A multidisciplinary team developed an organisation-wide common language of risk, making it possible to understand and compare the outcomes of different ways of prioritising work.

National Grid - Ursula Bryan

NxtGen Award 




Tim advanced quickly in his asset management role. He set up a cross-functional team with thirty key stakeholders to carry out a difficult programme of switchgear inspections and maintenance, required by the regulator, i.e. for much less time and for much less cost than in any previous year.

Tim has made an exceptional contribution to the organisation, with his business case being integrated into business as usual through updated policies, technical guidance notes and work specifications, among other changes. He has instituted a culture of continuous improvement.

Through these successes, Tim has become a role model for others starting out in their asset management career.

Tim O'Reilly
National Grid
Nominated by: Ursula Bryan


Gary is responsible for the asset management programme in a healthcare organisation. He developed a three-year initiative to implement ISO 55000, leading to significantly streamlined costs and reduced risk, while increasing the reliability and availability of critical operating facilities.

Gary Walker
Stanford Health Care


Since joining Atkins in 2015, Janvi has made a positive impact in promoting the benefits that asset management brings to UK highway authorities. She has developed asset management policies, strategy documents and lifecycle plans. Janvi has also led workshops with senior members and asset owners, and has developed action plans to help authorities to secure DfT funding.

Janvi Shah

IAM Awards and Annual Dinner 2016 Photo Gallery

The IAM Awards 2016

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