National Public Sector Fleet Managers' Conference – 2014 Wrap Up


This event provides the opportunity to meet with other industry professionals including some of the most senior public sector fleet managers from across the country to discuss innovation, best practice and future directions in fleet management. Last year's theme was 'Get Moving for 2017' which is when of course the Australia vehcile manufacturers were expected to cease local production.

Get Moving for 2017

Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th October

2014 Programme


Wednesday 15th October

7.00 pm

Pre-conference Dinner 

Sponsored by Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited 
Venue: National Arboretum Canberra 
** Strictly Fleet Manager Delegate attendance only (No Sponsors/ Manufacturer Delegates permitted) 


Thursday 16th October

Sponsored by Kia Motors Australia Pty Ltd

8.00 am

Registrations Open


9.00 am

Opening Address

John Boland, Conference Chair 
Welcome to conference and scene setting for the next two days


9.10 am

Day 1 Sponsors Address

Kia Motors Australia Pty Ltd


9:20 am

Key note speaker: An Update on the Future of the Car Industry

Richard Dudley, CEO, Australian Motor Industry Federation

An Industry at Crossroads - the Australian Motor Industry Federation’s plan for the future survival of the Australian automotive industry


10.30 am

Morning Tea 


11.15 am

Manufacturers Round Table

Presentations from Toyota, Ford and Holden followed by Q&A 


12.45 pm



1.45 pm

Feature presentation: Running a team in the Australian Rally Championship

Neal Bates and Coral Taylor, Neal Bates Motorsport 
Four time Australian Rally Champions 
Winners of Targa Tasmania 
Two time winners of the International Classic Rally of Otago, NZ 
Two time winners of the Australian Classic Rally Challenge (run in conjunction with the Australian Rally Championship) 


2.30 pm

Fleet Safety - Using Crash Data to Identify and Manage Major Corporate Risks

Keith Simmons, Managing Director, KND Consulting Pty Ltd

A Case Study, using crash data to identify the level of corporate risk (EXTREME) and a multi-disciplinary project to reduce that risk to an acceptable level (LOW) through vehicle modification, replacement vehicle selection, driver training and fleet policy.


3.00 pm

Afternoon Tea 


3.30 pm

Benefits of Outsourcing Fleet Management & Lessons to be Learned

Ashley Morris, General Manager Commercial, LeasePlan Australia

Many organisations are considering/reviewing the option of outsourcing their fleet management requirements, what are the key benefits and what are the key considerations that need to be managed for a successful outsourcing approach.


4.00 pm

Business Change & Improvement in Fleet Management

James Digges, Director, Digges Consulting Group

Explore the key components necessary to generate better organisational performance from best practice improvement and change initiatives.


4.30 pm

Remarketing Update Brendon Green, General Manager Motor Vehicles, Pickles


5.00 pm

Close of Day 1


6.30 pm

Conference Dinner

Sponsored by Hyundai Motor Company Australia

Friday 17th October

Sponsored by GM Holden Ltd

8.00 am

Registrations Open

8.45 am 

Chair Welcome Day 2


8.50 am

Day 2 Sponsors Address

GM Holden Ltd


9.00 am

An analytical approach to managing your fleet

Matt Minor, Director Business Intelligence, Navman Wireless

By taking an analytical approach to managing your fleet, the Navman Wireless Adaptive Intelligence product provides a KPI-driven performance management framework to identify plan vs actual. With access to data from yesterday or 5 years ago, the ability to use historical data to predict the future is now a reality for Fleet Managers.


9.30 am

Tyre Myths Uncovered

Jeremy Andrews, National Fleet and Government Sales Representative, Tyres4U


10:00 am

Extracting maximum value from your fuel contract

John Cowell, Director, FuelTrac


10.30 am

Morning Tea


11.00 am

Using Technology to run Vehicle Pools More Efficiently and Effectively

Kurt Lingohr, CEO, PoolCar


11.30 am

Fleet Challenges - Panel Discussion

Conference Chair moderated discussion with invited guests


12.15 pm

Review Session and Wrap Up

John Boland, Conference Chair


12.30 pm



1.30 pm

Social Event Sponsor 

2014 Sponsors


We would like to thank all of our valued sponsors for making this event possible.