NxtGen Committee

The NxtGen Committee is responsible for the NxtGen and NxtGenPlus initiatives and is made up of a team of dedicated volunteers. The committee has been structured by responsibilities, with some committee members covering multiple responsibilities and supported by working groups where appropriate.

To get in touch with the NxtGen Committee, contact NxtGen@theIAM.org.

 

Will Slater - Committee Chair 

Role
Chairs the committee, and is accountable for the delivery of the IAM's Enduring Objectives and strategy for members, whilst maintaining alignment with central IAM activities.

Biography

Will is an Asset Risk & Strategy Analyst at Northern Gas Networks, working in the asset-intensive, regulated gas distribution industry. During his time at Northern Gas Networks, Will has spent time leading and supporting a wide variety of projects across the asset management system, including Risk Analysis, Investment Planning and Strategic Planning. Passionate about the industry and bringing in more graduates, Will guides the NxtGen Committee to deliver the strategy to support the IAM moving forward.

Lisbeth Concho - USA Chapter NxtGen Lead 

Role
Leads the establishment of NxtGen activity in the USA Chapter that aligns with the IAM's Enduring Objectives.

Biography
Lisbeth is a consultant at WSP USA with over 11 years' experience in public, private and academic organizations. Since joining WSP, Lisbeth has worked with different agencies including the Port Authority of NY & NJ and is responsible for the development of tools to forecast life cycle costs. She previously worked as research assistant at the School of Systems & Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology and project delivery lead for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York where she managed, monitored and supported a variety of strategic and tactical asset management projects.

Niklas Ottovordemgentschenfelde - German Chapter NxtGen Lead ​

Role
Leads the establishment of NxtGen activity in the German Chapter that aligns with the IAM's Enduring Objectives.

Biography
Niklas works as a management consultant at meliorate, a leading German infrastructure consultancy. He supports clients from various infrastructure industries with their different challenges. His core competencies cover the development of Asset Management and Asset Service strategies as well as the organisation and restructuring of infrastructure operators. With a background in international business, Niklas puts emphasis on corporate culture and change management accompanied with complex projects.

Lara Kriege

Role
Accountable for the delivery of annual NxtGen programme of activity.

Biography
Lara is an asset management consultant at KPMG with experience in the transport and retail sector, advising clients in strategic asset management and asset information challenges. Lara has been involved in asset management since the start of her Master’s degree in 2014 and has presented and published on the topic at asset management conferences.

Oliver Parsons-Baker 

Role
Advises NxtGen committee on all matters.

Biography

Richard Rayson 

Role
Advises NxtGen committee on all matters.

Biography
Richard is an Asset Management Consultant with Jacobs. Having worked in operational Facilities Management roles for five years he saw the potential benefit to clients of implementing asset management approaches at strategic and operational level for businesses in all sectors. Based in Manchester, UK, he helps to arrange events in the North of England. Since commencing his involvement with the IAM, Richard has passed the IAM Certificate and presented one of his projects at the IAM Annual Conference 2017.

Tom Elner 

Role
To understand and represent the professional development needs and expectations of members' individual journeys and ensure they are reflected in the products and services offered.

Biography

 Sheng Liu 

Role
To open channels of dialogue and promote NxtGen within asset management organisations, academic organisations and other established institutes.

Biography
Sheng joined the IAM NxtGen Committee in early 2016. Sheng is an enthusiastic and energetic utility management consultant. His experience in multiple key UK infrastructures/utilities has given him a good understanding of regulated industry, infrastructure asset management and risk modelling which can be applied in other sectors. Sheng's skills cover analytics, UK Electricity Regulation, software development and asset management theory and practice.

 Matt Robertson

Role
Promotes and markets NxtGen activity, including communications, promotional materials and merchandise.

Biography
Matt completed a Building Surveying degree, and worked in ship management teams with the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer. He later returned to property as a Strategic Consultant for Hampshire County Council, responsible for strategic development and management of a range of projects including asset-related business change, development of asset strategies and implementation of asset management plans. Currently Property & Facilities Manager for the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Matt leads the organisation property strategy, setting strategic direction for the organisation in terms of property, estates and facilities.