Mr Peter Durrant

Mr Peter Durrant

Adjunct Principal, Education & Change Management, Covaris Pty Ltd

Twenty-two years served in the Royal Australian Navy developing from an Electrical Fitter through to the rank of Lieutenant Commander assigned as a Weapons Electrical Engineer on Submarines.  Nine years operational seagoing experience, appointments in the United Kingdom, leading submarine technical training, technical regulatory engineering support staff in Canberra and a myriad of operational support roles throughout Australia. 

Engineering, management and administrative qualifications and experience gained while serving in the Navy supported a successful transition to Project Manager with Australian Defence Industries (1992) and a subsequent promotion to Operations Manager in a $45M project in North West WA. 

Completion of an MBA together with prerequisite, Asset Management and Commercial experience provided the basis for employment with WMC Resources Limited within the Nickel Industry (1996) underground and surface mining.  Promoted to Business Systems Manager at the mine overseeing the integration of site Environment, Health and Safety within the Australian Quality Council’s Australian Business Excellence Framework. 

General Manager – WA for ASC Pty Ltd (2002). Providing sophisticated asset lifecycle support for the Collins Class Submarine. Essentially managing the $35M West Australian operation of a $150M business balancing blue-sky opportunity, potential future growth against current core business activities. 

Now Principal Education & Change Management of Covaris Pty Ltd (2003), an Asset Management Research Company, with extensive experience in Strategic Asset Management, Commerce, Maintenance Engineering, Project Management, Contracting, and Integrated Logistic Engineering.  Currently engaged in contract and consulting work over a range of different industries, and advising on the use of enterprise systems, asset management plans and work management processes for organisational effectiveness.