About IAM Canada
Welcome to the Canadian Chapter of the Institute of Asset Management!
The IAM is the professional body for those involved in acquisition, operation and care of physical assets, especially critical infrastructure - and particularly for professionals worldwide dedicated to furthering our knowledge and understanding of asset management.
Our aim is to further the objectives of the IAM through promotion of the sharing of knowledge on a local level.
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IAM Canada's Mission
IAM Canada's mission is to provide asset management practitioners with opportunities to learn, demonstrate competence, share and connect with their industry peers and to benefit from cross-sector cooperation. We proactively seek to collaborate with other Canadian organizations that have an interest in Asset Management with the goals of strengthening and contributing to the global advancement of the discipline.
IAM Canada Contacts
We’re pleased to present the volunteers leading the Canadian Chapter in its development. The Chapter consists of a board with five members, complemented by another 12 members that together form the Executive Committee. Feel free to reach out to Executive@Canada.theIAM.org or contact any of the individuals below to find out more about our activities or to get involved.
Bonnie Tam, Chapter Chair
An Executive with a focus on complex transformation programs of budgets $100M+, team size of 200+. She specializes in corporate and enterprise business systems including Asset Management, Finance, Procurement, HR, Communications, Compliance, Legal, Risk, Security, Supply Chain & Warehouse Management. These highly complex Business Transformation projects include Infor, Oracle and SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) implementations. With her extensive management consulting experience across industries, she has a proven success record in various types of roles and possesses excellent communication skills presenting to Executive Management and Board of Directors. Bonnie has the capability to work with business leaders on Process improvement initiatives and simplification of IT landscape with goals for process standardization, efficiency and overall reduction in IT spend. In addition, she builds and leads strong teams recognized by various companies and departments.
Catherine Dallaire, Chapter Treasurer
Catherine's varied skillset gives me the platform needed to excel at providing access to facts and information that facilitate objective decisions on public services and public assets. The results of my prior engagements have documented my ability to increase visibility of key operational challenges and improve decision making in Government organizations while acting as a catalyst for realizing future state objectives. Widely recognized as an exceptional collaborator with strong interpersonal skills and sincere passion for my chosen profession, I have a natural ability to cultivate cooperative working relationships with senior executives and multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, I have expertise in facilitating numerous workshops with staff at all levels and can incorporate local business needs, risk tolerance levels and functional & data requirements into project deliverables.
David Albrice, Chapter Secretary, Marketing and Communications
David.Albrice@Canada.theIAM.org / +1 604-219-3801
David holds a degree in Urban & Regional Planning, is a certified financial reserve analyst, a certified ISO 55001 asset management assessor, a certified maintenance reliability leader and Prosci change manager. He has over 25 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, having provided asset management services for local governments, regional districts, water utilities, transit agencies, transportation networks and facilities. David is the principal at assetinsights.net, a consulting firm that helps asset-intensive organizations to “visual-ize their asset management systems in order to effectively vision-ize their teams”.
Boudewijn Neijens, Marketing and Communications
Boudewijn.Neijens@Canada.theIAM.org / +1 604-484-0251
Boudewijn holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Brussels, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and CMRP and CRL certifications. He has been involved with high-technology startups for the last 25 years. At Copperleaf he works with large asset-intensive corporations worldwide to refine their asset management practices in the areas of Asset Investment Planning and Management, decision support systems and risk-based planning models. Boudewijn is the president of the Lower Mainland chapter of PEMAC and sits on its national board. He is also a Vessel and Equipment Manager at RCM-SAR, a volunteer search and rescue organization operating over 60 fast rescue vessels along the BC coast. In this role he manages the maintenance and 24-hour operation of mission-critical rescue vessels, and crews as a SAR lead at his local rescue station.
Hans is a management professional with 20+ years experience in automotive manufacturing environment with extensive experience in planning and leadership. Successful at developing and "on-time" launching cost competitive products in the marketplace. Results driven with coaching style management, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, international exposure, customer focused. Emphasis on financial management of operations and capitalization.
Bernard Gaudreault, Local Community Development QC
Bernard.Gaudreault@Canada.theIAM.org / +1 418-692-0833
Mr. Gaudreault combines 14 years of experience in the field of asset management. He is a strategic and determined manager, and recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, creativity, communication skills and negotiation. Mr. Gaudreault specializes in the development and implementation of effective asset management strategies. Before founding Planifika, he held several senior positions from 2000 to 2005 for a firm specializing in asset management for municipal assets. He is currently President of Planifika he co-founded in 2005. He subsequently from 2008 to 2013 combined the positions of General Manager and CEO of Regis Côté Group (architecture and consulting), with more than 200 employees and part of the Top 300 most important Quebec Businesses.
James is an experienced infrastructure planner specializing in water, wastewater and stormwater master planning and asset management. James has almost 20 years consulting experience split between the UK and Canada, where he is a partner of GM BluePlan Engineering. In the UK James worked with utilities to model and analyse infrastructure system, particularly water and wastewater, and helped create five year Asset Management Plans for submission to industry regulator, OFWAT in 2004 and 2009. In Ontario, Canada, James helps municipalities with long term infrastructure planning and asset management projects, enabling robust operational and capital planning for his clients. James is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager (CIWEM) and a member of the IAM (MIAM). James is passionate about the infrastructure industry and volunteers considerable time to industry organizations and events. James has been an IAM member for over ten years and has been a consistent energy since the formation of the IAM Canada chapter. Over the last eighteen months James has led the IAM Canada’s involvement in the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) Asset Management Competence Framework (AMCF) which was publicly released in January 2020. With new funding secured the framework continues to be developed and James has committed to maintain his role on the national steering committee, representing the IAM.
IAM Canada Timeline
January 2015 - incorporation
February / March 2015 - first local Branch meetings
Q4 2015 - first annual member meeting