Leadership Team


curtisching@amontario.ca
Curtis Ching, Chair
Curtis leads the Infrastructure Asset Planning & Management team at a GTA municipality and has the pleasure of working with planning, finance, operations and engineering teams to ensure current and future generations can continue to depend on sustainable environmental services. In the past, Curtis has also supported various committees including WEAO's Utilitiy Management Committee, OCSI and OMBI's Water and Wastewater Expert Panel.

samsidawi@amontario.ca
Sam Sidawi, Vice-Chair
Sam is the Manager of Asset Management for the City of Hamilton and has participated on several committees including OMBI, Ontario Public Works Association and the National Research Council. Currently he is a member of the ISO 55000 mirror committee and is on the expert panel that assisted the Province in the development of the regulations for Bill 6.

leannebrannigan@amontario.ca
Leanne Brannigan, Past-Chair
Leanne is the founding Chair of Asset Management Ontario, an appointed member of the FCM Municipal Asset Management Program Technical Working Group and was awarded MFOA’s 2017 Leadership Award. At the Region of Peel, Leanne led a team to develop an operational prototype of the Risk Based Optimized Decision Making model.

chrischen@amontario.ca
Chris Chen, Treasurer
Chris is the Manager of Financial Reporting & Budgets / Deputy Treasurer at the Township of Springwater. Previously he worked at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and other Ontario ministries.

vanessachau@amontario.ca
Vanessa Chau, Media & Communications
Vanessa Chau is currently the Manager of Corporate Asset Management at the City of Brampton. She previously worked as CH2M HILL’s Asset Management specialist within the Global Asset Management Practice and served as the Canadian Regional Business Development Manager for Strategic Consulting.

mikehausser@amontario.ca
Mike Hausser, Director at Large
Mike Hausser is a Professional Engineer with over 24 years of municipal experience in both private and public sector. He has a unique blend of engineering / technology / business experience gained by working closely with a wide variety of municipal services in efforts to continuously improve the transparency, effectiveness, and efficiency of public services.

2018 Annual General Meeting Planning Committee


samsidawi@amontario.ca
Sam Sidawi, Vice-Chair, AGM Co-Lead
Sam is the Manager of Asset Management for the City of Hamilton and has participated on several committees including OMBI, Ontario Public Works Association and the National Research Council. Currently he is a member of the ISO 55000 mirror committee and is on the expert panel that assisted the Province in the development of the regulations for Bill 6.

Shawn.Boast@Oakville.ca
Shawn Boast, AGM Host City Co-Lead
Shawn is Manager, Asset Management at the Town of Oakville.

Level of Service Working Group


MHausser@HuronCounty.ca
Mike Hausser, Committee Lead
Mike Hausser is a Professional Engineer with over 24 years of municipal experience in both private and public sector. He has a unique blend of engineering / technology / business experience gained by working closely with a wide variety of municipal services in efforts to continuously improve the transparency, effectiveness, and efficiency of public services.

Daryush.Esmaili@Guelph.ca
Daryush Esmaili
Daryush Esmaili is the City of Guelph’s Manager of Corporate Asset and Project Management. His expertise includes maximizing value in services such as utilities, transportation, facilities, parks, and fleet. Mr. Esmaili has a Master’s degree specializing in Asset Management, and actively contributes to the international industry through committees including the ISO Technical Committee 251 for Asset Management.

Jason.Winter@Kitchener.ca
Jason Winter
Jason is the current Director, Asset Management for the City of Kitchener. Jason has overall accountability for developing plans for the optimized management of the City’s 12 asset categories. Jason’s data-driven approach provides enabling support leveraging technology and consistent processes balancing service expectations and risk management.

DDhaliah@HaltonHills.ca
Dharmen Dhaliah
Dharmen Dhaliah works for the Town of Halton Hills as Corporate Asset Manager and is the author of “Physical Asset Management – An Organizational Challenge”. He has over twenty-six years of working experience in the public and private sectors and is a Certified Asset Management Assessor for the ISO 55000 standards.

KShahata@London.ca
Khaled Shahata
Khaled is Manager of Corporate Asset Management at the City of London, Ontario. Khaled is a professional engineer with a PhD in Construction Management, continually contributing to the asset management and engineering profession through strategy development, publications and teaching.

KrijnenJ@Cambridge.ca
Johan Krijnen
Johan Krijnen is currently Manager Asset Management at the City of Cambridge. Johan holds an engineering degree from The Netherlands, and received his P.Eng. and PMP in Canada. His international career included diverse positions in private as well as public sector in The Netherlands, Singapore, and Canada. He is keenly interested in continuously improving every facet of the asset management system.

chrischen@amontario.ca
Chris Chen, Treasurer
Chris is the Manager of Financial Reporting & Budgets / Deputy Treasurer at the Township of Springwater. Previously he worked at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and other Ontario ministries.