Abe is a strategic, operational and asset management improvement leader with many years of engineering, operational and consulting experience. He is an industry adviser in the field of asset integrity management/life extension and has published over forty conference, journal and white papers on asset integrity assessment, strategy and management; decision support tools; Opex/Capex optimisation and best practice in operational excellence and asset life extension.
Abe completed his PhD in offshore structures and post doctorate in the rehabilitation of aged infrastructure. He is experienced in design, integrity assessment /management and life extension of many projects and plants including pipeline systems, utility, offshore hydrocarbon production and processing facilities, refineries and industrial plants. Abe is also an honorary research associate at Monash and RMIT Universities, a task group (Strategy) co-chair for development of OGP, ISO SIM Global Standard, a member of ISOPE scientific and technical committees and Chairman of the Global FPSO Integrity Management community.
Prior to joining Aurecon, Abe has extensive experience playing key leadership roles in major Consulting, Engineering, Construction Companies and Research Institutes, including later being Chief Executive of his own EPC business. As a respected global leader and thought leader, particularly in asset integrity management Abe has worked directly for numerous asset portfolio and regional operational managers and global/regional technical authorities from tier one operators in Australia, UK, US, Middle East, South East Asia and West Africa. He is a sought-after speaker by many International clients, research institutes and prestigious scientific and practical conferences.
Abe is recognized as a highly experienced global leader with a passion for results, a collaborative leadership style, a global mindset and the courage to lead major change for better. In his career to date, Abe has delivered billions of dollars of benefits to clients in development of strategy, Capex and Opex optimisation, life extension/preservation and re-qualification of assets worldwide.