Award Finalists

Finalists have been announced for 7 awards that recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in the project management profession for 2017

Project Plus PMO of the Year

The purpose of this award is to recognise a Project, Programme or Portfolio Management Office (PMO) that has increased the success of their company’s (or other entity’s) projects/programmes.

    • Accident Compensation Corporation
    • Foodstuffs North Island
    • Safe Roads PMO, New Zealand Transport Agency.

Millpond Public Sector Project of the Year

The Public Sector Project of the Year recognises both the success of a project and the project team, for the superior performance and execution of exceptional project management in the Public Sector.

    • CERT New Zealand Establishment project, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
    • Makatote Viaduct Life Extension Project, KiwiRail
    • Southdown 35/36 Road Upgrade Project, KiwiRail
    • TEDxScottBase, Antarctica New Zealand.

Psoda Project of the Year

The Project of the Year Award recognises the success of a project and the project team, for the superior performance and execution of exceptional project management.

    • Electronic Logging Device, EROAD
    • Project Benaud - Emerson's Brewery & Taproom, Beca
    • Waitaki Hydro Power Station Refurbishment, Meridian Energy.

Ara Institute of Canterbury Emerging Project Manager

The Emerging Project Manager of the Year recognises rising talent – those individuals who, despite being in the early stages of their project management careers, are already demonstrating that they can make a difference to the project management profession and the companies, organisations and clients for whom they work.

    • Emma Hodgkin, nominated by Selwyn District Council and Health Precinct Advisory Council, Te Papa Hauora
    • George Abbott, Fonterra
    • Henry Marchant, Beca
    • Tyrone Mapp, Ballance.

Falcon Training Project Manager of the Year

The purpose of this award is to recognise a project manager for a significant achievement or sustained performance, in the project management of a project or multiple projects where PMBOK® principles have been applied and demonstrated.

    • Caroline Rea, Meridian Energy
    • Catherine Schollar, 41 South, nominated by KiwiRail
    • Cherie Murray, EROAD
    • Iain Sutherland, Beca.

Project Management Institute Research Achievement of the Year

The purpose of this award is to recognise an individual who has advanced the concepts, knowledge, and/or practices of project management through professionally conducted and authored project management research.

    • Gina Barlow, KPMG
    • Fahimeh Zaeri, Auckland University of Technology
    • Ronnie Salunga, New Zealand Transport Agency

Quest Apartment Hotels Volunteer of the Year

The purpose of this award is to recognise and honour a PMINZ member who has made a voluntary and significant contribution to the Project Management Institute and the project management profession within the last year.

    • Lindsay Addie, South Island Branch (Christchurch)
    • Michael Hawker, Central Branch (Manawatu-Whanganui)
    • Tania Cotter, Central Branch (Wellington)

Winners will be announced during the Conference Dinner on 21 September. Come and support project excellence!