ADM Defence Estate and Base Services Summit

Legislation, collaboration and innovation driving the future of the defence estate.
19 September 2018 | Hyatt Hotel, Canberra



2018 Agenda


Please note the welcome reception time has now been changed to 19.30 TO 21.00

Tuesday 18 September 2018

The Australian Defence Magazine and Department of Defence will be hosting welcome drinks for all delegates attending the Defence Estate and Base Services Summit. The reception will feature a Keynote speaker (to be confirmed). It is an excellent opportunity to come and liaise with your colleagues at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra. This function is included in your delegate registration.

Welcome Reception Address: Gai Brodtmann MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence

19:30 – 21:00
Federation Ballroom | Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

Sponsored by:

Wednesday 19 September 2018

7:50 Registration and morning refreshments

8:30 Opening remarks from the Morning Chair

Josef Baukes, Key Account Manager – Defence, Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company


Steve Grzeskowiak, Deputy Secretary – (E&IG), Department of Defence


9:00 KEYNOTE | Defence Infrastructure’s Contribution to the National Infrastructure Sector

——Where is the infrastructure market in Australia currently sitting?
——What is the contribution of Defence?
——Can we assume that Defence will follow overall trends?

Brendan Lyon, Former Chief Executive, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia. Partner, Infrastructure & Projects Group, KPMG


9:20 Durability Assessment and Planning for Ageing Assets and Infrastructure

As our ageing infrastructure assets reach their design life it’s becoming increasing important to collect robust data for predictive modelling and whole of life planning. Liam will discuss the latest innovations and techniques for condition assessment including the use of artificial intelligence and UAV’s.

Liam Holloway, Technical Manager, Duratec

9:40 Infrastructure Posture for the Future

Chris Birrer, First Assistant Secretary Infrastructure, Department of Defence

10:00 Transformational Opportunities

Kylee Unwin, Defence Pursuit Leader, GHD
Bill Thomson, Digital Solutions Leader, GHD

10:20 Address from Morning Tea Sponsor

David Simpson, Group Managing Director & CEO, Fredon

10:25 Networking and refreshment break

11:00 Collaboratively enhancing the ‘prime directive’ of the Australian Defence estate
Nick Miller, CEO, Broadspectrum

11:20 The Defence infrastructure program is competing against aggressive State programs – how does industry deliver both?

Urs Meyerhans, Chief Executive Officer, Coffey – A Tetra Tech Company and President – Asia Pacific Division, Tetra Tech

11:40 Defence Estate Works Program – Past, Present & Future

——What has been achieved on the Estate and what are the priorities Defence is focusing on now and into the future

Craig Robilliard, NPS Program Development Director, Cushman & Wakefield


12:00 Digitising the Estate – extracting data and insights from existing assets

In the past, the massive amount of data storage required, bandwidth costs and computing power needed to digitise estates proved a roadblock for organisations. However, recent improvements in the cost and accessibility of scalable technology means that more is possible and now is the time to start building digital estates.

Andrew Maher, Chief Digital Officer, Aurecon

12:20 GEMs Post Implementation

——How has it changed Estate Management?
——The influence of big-data
——Envisaging future operations

David French, Assistant Secretary GEMs and Business Transformation, Department of Defence

12:40 Address from Lunch sponsor

Gawin Tipiloura, Councillor and Mayor, Tiwi Partners, Tiwi Islands Regional Council

12:45 Lunch and networking break

13:45 Remarks from the Afternoon Chair


1:50 Local Industry Capability Plan Learning from the Pilot Projects

BRIG Matt Galton, Director General Capital Facilities Infrastructure, Department of Defence

2:10 PENEL | Recent Innovations in Defence Infrastructure Contracting

——Successful partnerships
——Mitigating risk
——Promoting Innovation
——Sharing knowledge and working together
——Building Capability and Capacity

Dave George, Program Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, Tetra Tech
Anne Terry, Partner, KPMG
Mike Rinaudo, Industry Director – Construction, AECOM
Graham Read, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

15:00 Contracting in a Customer Centric Service Delivery Environment

Alice Jones, First Assistant Secretary Service Delivery, Department of Defence

15:20 Address from Afternoon Tea Sponsor

Mark Baker, Managing Director Defence & Government Services, Sodexo

15:25 Afternoon tea and networking break

15:55 Contracting in a Customer Centric Service Delivery Environment

This presentation will outline the key elements of good contract governance that enable highly collaborative and valuable contractual relationships. It will demonstrate how adopting a performance orientation that sees each party taking accountability for managing their own performance, while measuring and motivating the other party’s performance, can deliver the outcomes sought by both parties in the performance exchange. The presentation will draw upon case studies and also performance data from CASG’s revitalised scorecard program, now renamed the Performance Exchange Program.

Julian Mitton, Partner & Infrastructure Sector Lead, Helmsman


16:15 Managing PFAs impacted materials during construction activities on defence site

Andrew Thomas, National PFAS Technical Manager, Eviropacific

16:35 PFASIM – Next Steps

Luke McLeod, Assistant Secretary PFASIM, Department of Department


16:55 Closing Keynote

Steve Grzeskowiak, Deputy Secretary – (E&IG), Department of Defence

17:10 Address from Networking Drinks Sponsor and Networking drinks

Brad Richardson, Director – Head of Project Management, Australia & New Zealand, Turner & Townsend