Gareth Lifton Becomes CH2M HILL Global Leader for Asset Management
July 07, 2011
With over 20 years of experience, Gareth Lifton, CH2M HILL Senior Principal Management Consultant, becomes Global Leader for Asset Management
CH2M HILL announces that Gareth Lifton, P.Eng., has been selected as the firm’s Global Leader for Asset Management.
Gareth has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of utility management, including the development and implementation of utility policies, strategies and business plans, long-term capital programs and asset management/risk management methodologies, tools and techniques. As a CH2M HILL Senior Principal Management Consultant within the Utility Management Solutions practice, he has directed asset management assignments across North America and Europe.
“Gareth has had the kind of global experience that allows him to apply both a strategic and an operational approach to asset management in all types of industries, regulatory structures, and business situations,” says Brock McEwen, CH2M HILL Water Business Group Technology Director. “We are fortunate to have the breadth and depth of his experience to continue to lead our asset management projects throughout the world.”
Based in CH2M HILL’s Calgary office, Gareth is currently the lead asset management consultant for the cities of Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Windsor and Ottawa, as well as Metro Vancouver, where he is assisting these clients with their comprehensive asset management programs. Along with these and several other asset management projects, he is a director of the Canadian Network of Asset Managers, where he is the Chair of the Education, Research and Technical Committee. Gareth is also serving on the Standards Council of Canada Advisory Committee for the new Asset Management ISO Standard.
Prior to joining CH2M HILL, Gareth held several management positions at Scottish Water (UK), where he was a member of the senior management team that successfully reduced operating costs by 40 percent (£170m) over a period of four years, while delivering a capital investment program with total savings of £500m.
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