Professional Affiliations

Asset Management Council: Certified Fellow in Asset Management (CFAM) 2009
Engineers Australia: Member

Professional Activities

Peter is an internationally recognised Australian asset management thought leader and practitioner. Peter founded Capability by Design (CBD) in 1996 and became a Non-Executive Director of the rebranded Capability Partners in 2013.

Recognised as a Certified Fellow in Asset Management (CFAM), Peter has a keen appreciation for the strategic function that asset management provides organisations. This is supported by a very strong understanding of both the technical and financial standards and toolsets used to deliver effective asset management.

Peter’s career has spanned roles in the Royal Australian Navy; the establishment in 1996 of his own successful asset management consultancy; a long term and active relationship with the Asset Management Council (AM Council); and in his current position as Principal Analyst, Asset Sustainability, with the NSW Independent Transport Safety Regulator.

Peter has extensive experience in the development of asset management plans (maintenance, sparing, competency, etc), development and application of Safety Cases and Major Accident Event analysis, development and application of IT systems to support the management of assets, and quantitative risk analyses in the management of assets.

Peter held the position of National Chairman MESA 1999 – 2001 (the predecessor to the AM Council), and in 2005 was appointed to the Board of the AM Council. He has been recognised for his services in 2008 by being granted life membership of the AM Council.

Peter’s significant achievements in the field of asset management include the development of the:

  • ISO 55000 Asset Management suite (as a member of an international ISO committee)
  • IEC Dependability range of Standards (as a member of an international IEC committee)
  • AM Council’s “Asset Management Body of Knowledge” (as a member of an Australian AM Council committee)
  • AM Council’s “Capability Assurance Model’ (as a member of an Australian AM Council committee).


February 2009 – Present: Principal Analyst, Asset Sustainability, CFAM, Independent Transport Safety Regulator
April 1996 – Present: Founder & Non-executive Director, Capability Partners
August 1994 – Present: Commissioner, Asset Management Body of Knowledge and Chair, Technical Development Team, CFAM, Asset Management Council, Engineers Australia
January 1971 – March 1996: Captain (Engineer), Royal Australian Navy

Educational Qualification

Bachelor of Engineering, University of New South Wales
Marine Engineering Application Course, Royal Naval Engineering College, UK