The RMIA are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Williams as their member representative on the Australian standards committee QR5 which acts as the mirror committee for IEC Tc 56 Dependability. RMIA held an EOI for this position in the last quarter of 2014 and had a number of suitably qualified applicants apply. Andrew Williams was selected as the RMIA representative. Andrew’s working career and academic studies have been devoted to this field. Over the long term he has seen many phases of development, some successful and others less so. His personal interest in risk management has led to completion of post-graduate studies in risk management (Grad Dip in OHS and Masters in Reliability Engineering). Andrew’s career has included large amounts of time spent at all levels from trade practices through workgroup supervision, graduate and senior engineering roles, and management. This has given him a strong personal experience of the reliability and maintainability issues faced at all levels, and an understanding of the practicalities of bringing theoretical concepts and management intentions to practical fruition for business benefit. While in more senior positions, his roles have included primary responsibility for the reliability and availability of large and complex heavy industrial plant and mobile equipment fleets, some of them in developing countries and extremely isolated locations. Andrew hopes that by sharing the lessons learnt through this experience, this will be of benefit to the committee and the audience intended to benefit from the standard produced.