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SAN Series 60: Getting Organised 'Structures, Governance and Performance for Asset Management’

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Event summary

Over the past few years we have conducted numerous reviews in relation to aspects of asset management within public sector organisations. While various issues present themselves there are two in particular we see on a regular basis: inadequate resourcing in the asset management function itself, and/or ineffective corporate co-ordination and governance of asset management at a strategic level.

There are many reasons for both of these situations, but time and time again the potential for driving asset management forward is often lost before it has a chance to get going. Asset managers (where they are in place) as a result are often dragged down into day to day issues rather than planning ahead with the backing of the whole organisation.

So, is this your organisation? Have you got enough resources and, how effective are the corporate structures which underpin your asset management activity?

The aim of our events is to provide some practical baselines around these areas.

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02 June 2020
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:30


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Standard price

£375.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£250.00 excl VAT

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About this event

We will start by looking at where the asset management function should sit within an organisation, and from our benchmarking the levels of staff resources we are seeing around the UK.

We will then move on to look at structures and governance including examples of terms of reference for corporate groups.

Finally we will question the whole area of performance reporting to see how effective it really is and whether the key strategic messages are getting through, and more importantly, acted upon.

The morning will start with our essential strategic update, a must attend session which will explore what is happening in some of the key areas affecting strategic management of property assets, the public sector response to COVID-19, the economic climate, housing demand growth, commercialism, partnership working and political change.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved either directly or indirectly in strategic issues affecting local government and the wider public sector, and in particular the strategic management of property assets, that wishes to:

  • connect with key strategic initiatives and translate them into practical solutions for your property management
  • learn from good practice elsewhere and make evidence-based decisions, supporting organisational efficiency.

This might include strategic delivery managers, strategic property managers and asset managers, strategic finance managers, corporate policy and performance managers, and anyone involved in the strategic management of property assets.

Learning objectives

  • Have an appreciation of the level of resourcing required for effective strategic asset management
  • Understand the kind of governance structures and corporate groups that need to be in place for effective strategic asset management
  • Learn approaches for reporting on asset management at a strategic level
  • Receive a general update of the latest new on strategic asset management within the public sector


  • Asset management
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Governance
  • / Leadership
  • / Local government
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Professional development
  • / Property
  • / Transformation
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - Tim Reade, Head of Property Advisory Services, CIPFA

Tim Reade

Tim joined CIPFA in October 2017 from Savills where he specialized in property and asset management. He is a professionally qualified chartered surveyor and leads the Property Advisory Team delivering network activity and consultancy to multiple public sector clients.

Speaker - David Bentley, Head of Asset Management, CIPFA

David Bentley

David is a professionally qualified quantity surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. He has been with CIPFA since 1998 and in this time has become known as one of the leading UK experts on property and asset management within the public sector.

Speaker - Dave Ayre - Property Networks Manager

Dave Ayre

Dave is a qualified public service manager with extensive experience in the development and implementation of innovative public/private partnerships. Dave manages CIPFA’s Highways Asset Management Planning, Strategic Assets and Property Training Networks and advises on asset management, partnering and wider property issues throughout the UK.