Our asset data has been unreliable and siloed, yet it is foundational for good asset management. It is time to view asset data and information as a critical strategic asset and treat it accordingly. This is our journey…

As an asset intensive government agency, we have a duty of katiakitanga and manaakitanga to the NZ public; ensuring we manage our assets safely, efficiently and with their best interests at heart.  Asset data is a key enabler to increase an organisation’s asset management maturity and decision-making. At Ara Poutama Aotearoa, the management and quality of asset data and information (ADI) has been inconsistent; it requires improvement.

How do we build an approach to improve and manage our asset data and information, that is resilient and apolitical over the long term? Aligned with our SAMP and CO23 (9) requirements, we have developed a holistic ADI Framework, encompassing people, process, governance and technology. It also includes a 10-year ADI Strategy and Roadmap, which supports our AM Journey. We’ll tell you how we turned the tide, and started this new journey; where ADI is valued and prioritised as an asset itself, and thereby becomes an authentic enabler to achieve organisational outcomes.

Jessie Lea

Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Jessie (BA PgDip MRICS) spent 15 years in the world of London councils, managing public sector property estates, and relocated to Wellington NZ in 2020 as Manager Strategic Asset Management, Ara Poutama Aotearoa. She has a passion for evidence-based decision-making, for which good asset data is essential!

Hanish Arora

Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Hanish (MSc) is a seasoned Asset Management professional with strong expertise and success in infrastructure delivery and public works management. He is a specialist in governance, strategic planning, overseeing strategy development, asset management, long-term investment planning and programme management.
Concurrent Session A

Kaitiakitanga | Tahi

Tuesday 21 May