CT Management Group Chairman, Executive Directors, Staff and Associates wish to share their sympathy to the family of Dennis Kirby who unfortunately passed away on the 21 July 2019.
Dennis was a qualified Civil Engineer who worked predominantly in the public sector in Queensland and Victoria from 1971 to 2001.
He established his own consultancy practice in Queensland in 2001, successfully providing asset management and organisational development services to Queensland Local Government.
Dennis’ Local Government career included roles as Shire Engineer, Director, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer in both Queensland and Victorian Councils, and a total of 15 years in private consulting to Local Governments in both States.
Dennis Kirby was an Executive Director with CT Management Group, making a significant contribution to the expansion of the company in Queensland. Dennis held this position for 7 years, retiring in July 2014. He then continued in the role of a Senior Associate with the Group until full retirement on the 18 July 2018.
His career highlights included being a tireless advocate for advancing asset and service management across the local government sector in all states as well as maintaining a keen interest in all aspects of roads asset and maintenance management. He was always keen to share his experience and knowledge with Associates and the local government sector in general.
The knowledge sharing approach culminated in Dennis co-designing the Local Government Association of Queensland’s Asset Management Diploma Course – a fully accredited training course in asset and services management for Council staff.
Dennis Kirby designed the asset management course topics and presentations, and was a primary trainer/assessor for the course delivery for several years.
He served for more than 8 years on the State Executive of the Local Government Engineers Association of Victoria, (now Institute of Public Works Engineering). He was also a member of the ARRB Transport Research Local Roads Committee, which included involvement with several Austroads research projects.
Again we wish to extend our condolences to his wife, Heather and family.