A professionally Certified Mechanical Engineer and Technologist John also holds post graduate qualifications in Leadership, Asset Management and Training & Assessment. He offers extensive experience in leading service delivery, operations and maintenance activities and optimising asset contribution to business outcomes in large multi-facetted infrastructure and asset intensive businesses. Optimising asset performance has always been a primary focus and he has been able to apply this in leading operations and asset management on multi-billion dollar projects. John has led small specialised technical teams as well as large operational teams. He considers leadership as a critical operational and business success factor. His focus on optimising asset contribution to levels of service is born out of experience and single-point accountability based on integrating asset performance with business drivers and facilitating informed decision making. His work on asset whole-of-life performance resulted from being the “operator” and recipient of infrastructure, commissioned and handed over from the design and construct teams. This frequently resulted in what has been defined as “Value Leakage” and led him to deeper involvement in driving a more holistic approach to managing assets across all lifecycle phases, based on total lifecycle performance and cost of ownership. John now leads training courses across the globe and has published professional papers on Leadership, Service Levels, Asset Management, Leading Successful Change and Outsourcing/Privatisation of Public Sector Assets. His technical and leadership competence with many years of mentoring provides opportunity for imparting knowledge and capabilities to others.