Our Experts

Each of our asset management experts has over 20 years’ first-hand operational experience and long-standing reputations as authorities in their fields

Meet our amazing team

The faces behind our success

We couldn’t do it without them.

Ferney Alvarez

Senior Consultant

Garth Bird

Principal Consultant

Richard Blackman

Principal Consultant

Kevin Carman

Senior Manager

Phillip Collins

Senior Manager

Craig Demanuele

Principal Consultant

Jose Duran

Director, Latin America

Michael Garnham

Senior Consultant

Norman Haggie

Director, North America

Andy Hunt

Principal Consultant

Kal Jassal

Principal Consultant

Gabriel Kirwan

Principal Consultant

Johanna López Durán

Senior Consultant

Joe MacEnri

Principal Consultant

Tom McDermott

Principal Consultant

Genaro Perez

Principal Consultant

Héctor Sulentic

Senior Consultant

Alex Thomson

Principal Consultant

Freddy Torres Rivero

Principal Consultant

Howard Werden

Principal Consultant

John Woodhouse

Managing Director

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Join the team?

We are always interested in hearing from similar outstanding professionals who wish to join our team of trusted advisors.  So if please contact us if you have at least 20 years of first-hand operational experience and have the dedication to delivering extraordinary services to our global clients.

Contact us at enquiries@twpl.com with a brief introduction and your CV.

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Ferney Alverez

Ferney has 10-years’ asset management experience and 10 years’ experience working in the petrochemical and manufacturing industries.

He is an Instrumentation and Control engineer, specialising in asset management, project management and risk management.

Also experienced in technical and financial project evaluation and information asset management (SAP – Maximo – Meridium).

Contributor in the earliest reviews of ISO 55001 in the Latin American ISO committee.

Garth Bird

With 30+ years of experience and growth with a major Canadian upstream oil and gas company, Garth ultimately achieved a world-class level of expertise in Operations Excellence as Global Operations Excellence Manager/Manager Major Projects.

Accomplished and forward-thinking visionary, with a proven track record of success and recognized as an influential strategist and corporate enabler, with success in unifying organizations under a vision rooted in Asset Management and Operations Excellence.

His diverse background has given him the ability to work equally effectively across all functional groups.

Richard Blackman

Richard Blackman is a chartered engineering consultant with a wealth of asset management, operational and maintenance experience gained in industry since 1992.

He started his career in the Nuclear Power Industry and then spent 10 years working in pharmaceuticals reaching senior manager level. He is customer-focused, results-driven and commercially guided, with excellent team and leadership skills.

Richard is a superb change manager and influencer, who is highly effective at all levels within an organisation

Kevin Carman

With 42 years of service within the Energy sector (Bonneville Power Administration/Department of Energy), Kevin’s experience includes Construction, Maintenance, Operations, Supply Chain and Asset Management.

Kevin was instrumental in the development and implementation of the framework and design of Asset Management within the electricity sector, including 12 years of active support of the Department of Energy’s Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration program. His experience as a skilled Crafts and Trades hourly worker combined with his Asset Management background gives him a unique perspective in developing “Bottom-up/Top-down” Asset Management program development to include policies, procedures, processes, and leading Change Management within an Organization.

Kevin has developed extensive Asset Management Objectives, Strategies and Plans; including leading reorganization efforts to obtain maximum efficiencies within the Energy Sector. Kevin is also a trained and skilled Root Cause Analysis practitioner.

Phillip Collins

Senior Manager with extensive asset management and regulatory experience developed within the energy and rail industries in both private and government owned frameworks.

Builds on and utilises experience and expertise to identify areas for improvement within a strategic planning and commercial management function and improves them to achieve first class status within the regulatory settlement.

Ability to lead change to ensure excellent business performance in terms of the quality and delivery of service reliability. Reputation for exceeding targets of promised delivery.

Outstanding track record of developing, implementing and delivering regulatory submissions, financial modelling, contract management, asset strategy, and investment plan optimisation and delivery.

Craig Demanuele

Craig has 28 years asset management experience spanning the utilities, petrochemical and transportation and housing sectors. Craig adopts a balanced approach, aligning top down strategies, with a bottom up practical hands on solutions.

He has 14 years’ experience delivering asset management transformations for major companies.

In addition, he has delivered asset management ISO 55001 development projects in the UK and Middle East, including several regional and national process and utility companies

Jose Duran

José Duran heads up The Woodhouse Partnership in Latin America.

He provides education and training, and consulting services for the oil and gas, energy, mining, process and manufacturing sectors.

He has been an active pioneer of asset management in Latin America, promoting PAS 55/ISO 55000 since its early developments.

He led the translation PAS 55:2008 into Spanish, also supporting the ISO 55000 translation. José delivers PAS 55/ISO 55000 related training and consulting services for many organisations in the oil, mining and power sectors throughout Latin America

Michael Garnham

Michael brings expertise in Asset Management Systems to assure integration of current and new best practices with continuous improvement focus.

He helps customers with a whole system vision giving them the opportunity to question the status quo and look for innovative solutions and improvement opportunities.

His orientation for results keeps his team in constant search for quick wins and long-term improvements that keeps the engagement in the change management process at all levels of the organization. 

Michael’s personal involvement in projects and services includes training at all levels.

Norman Haggie

Norman is our North America Operations Director overseeing and providing support with the development and operations of the Woodhouse Partnership in North America and the Caribbean.

His focus is on introducing and educating clients on the latest techniques and successes to effectively and transparently manage their assets. This includes exploring suitable benefits on a case-by-case program to ensure client expectations are met, emphasizing pragmatic, sustainable culture changes required for all successful asset management initiatives.

Norman works with a core team of highly experienced North American-based Woodhouse Senior/Principal Consultants supported with additional resources from our other global offices.

Andy Hunt

Andy Hunt over 21 years’ experience in the water and rail industries (regulated and commercial operations), and experience of quality assurance in manufacturing.

He has extensive knowledge of utilities asset management and information technology applications for operations, maintenance and asset planning.

He has deep knowledge of The SALVO Process and the supporting DST™ software application and a wealth of experience in the implementation of management systems and business change requirements such as ISO 55000 and ISO 31000

Kal Jassal

Respected leader with more than 25 years’ industry experience and proven success in supervising teams completing complex projects within budget/time constrains and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Talent for developing innovative strategies and meeting financial goals while maintaining project integrity. Skills include Project Management, Strategic Planning & Execution, Performance Management, API & ISO Standards, Data and Quality Mgt. Systems, Regulatory Compliance and Process Safety Management

Gabriel Kirwan

Gabriel’s practical approach developed over 28 years working in the electricity industry combines with a strong background in developing asset management solutions.

He has worked in Europe, China, North America and Latin America on a range of asset management-related activities such as gap analysis, road mapping, policy development, strategy development, root cause analysis and implementation of asset management systems.

A member of the ISO 55000 committee and his long involvement with the Institute of Asset Management have helped him to develop a broad, multi-industry knowledge.

Johanna López Durán

Johanna Duran is experienced in the application of management systems based on PAS 55 and ISO 55001 asset management standards.

She co-ordinated the implementation of quality & compliance strategies for standards and good practices across a wide variety of industries.

Able to handle multi-cultural teams and educate others about new tools, methodologies and work processes.

She has experience improving the integration of engineering departments with other disciplines. Leading and facilitating maintenance reviews and post-incident investigations using techniques, such as FMECA and root cause analysis.

Joe MacEnri

A chartered engineer, and a highly experienced senior power system professional, who has managed and worked in the electrical transmission and distribution fields for 30 years.

Working in diverse areas such as distribution engineering, asset management, power system studies, network planning and the integration of renewable technologies in distribution and transmission networks.

Winner of a prestigious Cigré Technical Committee award in 2005 for ‘outstanding contribution’ to a working group on the ‘Economics of Transformer Management’

Tom McDermott

As the director of asset management at the New York Power Authority, Tom framed the development of their asset management principles on PAS 55.

Tom expanded the horizon of performance engineering initiatives to develop a reliability centric (RCM) asset management programme for the Power Authority, integrating engineering and maintenance personnel into the asset management organization, cumulating in a strategic asset management plan for the entire organization.

Tom participates in various professional engineering and asset management societies and organisations.

Genaro Perez

Genaro brings a long professional experience in which integrate his experience of several years dedicated to university teaching, his fifteen years worked in Siemens-Data in Austria, his 6 years worked in American company SSA inc and his more than 20 years dedicated to the consultancy.

He has had the opportunity to apply and improve these methodologies in his long years of work in the Chilean mining and PAS 55 and ISO 55000 projects with The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd.

This is further reinforced by his own experience as an executive in his years of General Manager and Executive Director of consulting companies.

Héctor Sulentic

Hector has more than 20 years of experience as Reliability Engineer and is an Asset Management professional oriented to the application of his knowledge and experience, in solving problems and improving the performance of the companies in which he provides his services.

Providing training, advice and support in various industries in Latin America including Oil & Gas, Mining, Utility Services (energy, water, transportation) and manufacturing sectors.

Prior to his role as consultant, he worked for six years for the Venezuelan Oil Industry in PDVSA E & P, playing various roles in the maintenance area.

Alex Thomson

Alex Thomson has over 25 years’ maintenance and asset management experience in a range of industries, from defence facilities through manufacturing and food.

Alex has developed and implemented a number of maintenance and asset management strategies, developing and delivering MSc-level asset management courses.

He contributed to the 2008 IAM/BSI PAS 55 review and is a subject matter expert on shutdowns and outages for the IAM’s Knowledge Centre.

Freddy Torres

Freddy is an experienced engineer working for more than 28 years in the Oil & Gas Industry.

He is a certified trainer for the Venezuelan Oil & Gas National Company in Root Cause Analysis, Project Risk Assessment, Management, and Project Economics Evaluation.

He is a recognized expert in Venezuela for Contracting Strategies, Contract Planning, Monitoring and Closing.

Upon retirement, He has been working as Independent Consultant developing business case models for oil production recovery, Natural Gas and LNG development for private investors

Howard Werden

Howard has over 40 years of transmission and distribution maintenance and operations experience in the electric utility industry.

Howard began his career as a lineman with Hydro One (Ontario Hydro) working in transmission and distribution. After relocating to Alberta as a Live Line crew lead with ATCO Electric he introduced 25kV high voltage rubber glove techniques and barehand techniques on 144 and 240kV systems. He was instrumental in the development of an in-house training facility for powerline technicians. Howard undertook the responsibility of centralizing distribution operations and maintenance overseeing the development of reliability centered maintenance programs, standardizing practices, and risk management across the distribution department as well as corporate responsibilities for fleet maintenance and vehicle standards and budgeting, powerline training, rights of way maintenance and work methods. This broad experience from apprentice to senior management provides a unique perspective and understanding of all levels of T&D operations and maintenance. 

Howard coordinated the ATCO Electric PAS 55 and ISO 55000 asset management assessment and road mapping project from 2010 to 2013 which included the development of a framework document, workstreams identification and employee training.  

As a participant of the ULC Standards Committee for Live Working and ULC Standard Committee on Electric Utility Workplace Electrical Safety he has been involved with the development of ULC Standards and adoption of ISO Live Working Standards. 

John Woodhouse

With 30 years’ experience in utilities, oil & gas, transport and other sectors, John is one of the most widely known experts in integrated asset management projects for some of the largest companies in the world.

John is a Founder and Life Fellow of the IAM; he has written 4 books, chaired the development of BSI PAS55 and represents the UK on the ISO55000 committee.

He also led the international MACRO and SALVO collaboration projects in optimised asset management decision-making.

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