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National Leader, Asset Performance

Nigel Powers



Nigel is a leader within the bridge and structures industry - renowned internationally for his expertise.
Nigel commenced with ARRB in as National Infrastructure Strategist and Chief Technology Leader – Asset Management in 2019. He has more than 18 years experience in the Victorian public service including VicRoads/DoT and Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV). During this time Nigel reached Director level and has worked across numerous aspects of road assets including the planning, design, construction, maintenance and management of bridges, structures, pavements and related road assets.
Nigel has practical experience in program delivery, project management and asset management of road assets.
His technical focus is bridges and other road structures with experience throughout the lifecycle of a structure and is acknowledged nationally and internationally for this work.
His experience includes design, inspection, assessment, asset management, network management, construction, maintenance and operation.
He was responsible for the maintenance, management and operation of the West Gate Bridge for five years, bridge asset network development and delivery across Victoria and has developed and delivered numerous technical documents, training and standards including AS5100 – Bridge Design Code.     
Nigel led securing the hosting rights, and then chaired, the Austroads Bridge Conference 2017 and the 9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018). He has been a nominated representative with Austroads and Standards Australia and is currently the President of IABMAS Australia.