Leadership Team

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.

Sam Sidawi, Vice-Chair
Sam is the Director of Enterprise Asset Management for the Region of Peel 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.

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.

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.

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.