Awards Finalists

The judging panels have confirmed the following finalists for the Project Management Awards in 2018. The winners will be announced at the Conference Dinner on Thursday 20 September 2018.

Psoda Project of the Year

This award recognises both success of a project and the involved project team, for the superior performance and execution of exceptional project management.

The three finalists are:

  • Beca: Watercare Mangere WWTP BNR project
  • Ministry of Education: Education Sector Logon Upgrade Project
  • Mercury Energy: Maraetei Intake Rehabilitation project

Tregaskis Brown Public Sector Project of the Year

This award recognises a successful public sector project and the involved project team, for the superior performance and execution of exceptional project management. The three finalists are:

  • Department of Conservation: Million Dollar Mouse Antipodes pest eradication project
  • Ministry of Education: Education Sector Logon Upgrade Project
  • New Plymouth District Council: Digital District Plan

Falcon Training  Project Manager of the Year

This award recognises a project manager’s significant achievement or sustained performance, in the project management of a project or multiple projects where PMBOK® principles have been applied and demonstrated in the previous year. The three finalists are:

  • Sanjay Arya
  • Robert Rankin
  • Jonathon Yu

The University of Auckland Emerging Project Manager of the Year

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 and clients for whom they work. The three finalists are:

  • George Abbott
  • Kathleen Appleby
  • Steven Benny

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 members and/or development of the chapter during the year. The two finalists are:

  • Tania Cotter
  • Michael Hawker

Research Achievement Award

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

The Judges elected not to award any finalists for 2018.

Project Plus PMO of the Year Award

This award recognises a Project, Programme or Portfolio Management Office (PMO) that has increased the success of their company’s projects/programmes. The two finalists are:

  • The University of Auckland
  • Environmental Protection Authority of New Zealand