2011 Award Winners

The Project Management Institute of New Zealand (PMINZ) winners in the 2011 PMINZ Project Management Awards are:

Research Achievement of the Year

Dr Kamrul Ahsan, Auckland University of Technology

Volunteer of the Year Jerry Ball, Central Branch
Emerging Project Manager of the Year Alice Greer, New Zealand Customs Service
Project Manager of the Year Rob Franklin, Lexel Project Services
Project of the Year Project Century, Beca
Public Sector Project of the Year Aotea Square Redevelopment, Auckland Council


PMINZ Research Achievement of the Year 2011

*Dr Kamrul Ahsan, Auckland University of Technology*


"Dr Kamrul Ashan of Auckland University of Technology, for complex research based on empirical analysis taken from a great number of projects across many different industries. PMINZ recognises that the findings from this research will benefit the international development of individual project management professionals, organisations and the profession's body of knowledge."


PMINZ Volunteer of the Year 2011

*Jerry Ball*


"Jerry Ball is a Fellow of PMINZ and has been acknowledged for his energy and commitment to the chapter. He has been appointed Director at Large for the chapter, a position which was created for him due to his wish to volunteer at both strategic and operational levels for the chapter. In completing his volunteering activities Ball not only shares his knowledge and wisdom of the project management profession with others, but also acts as a mentor."


PMINZ Emerging Project Manager of the Year 2011

*Alice Greer, New Zealand Customs Service*


"Alice Greer was awarded for her commitment to professional development and consistent application of best practice, including her well- developed 'soft' project management skills."


PMINZ Project Manager of the Year 2011

*Rob Franklin, Lexel Project Services*


"Rob Franklin of Lexel Project Services. Franklin was awarded for his depth of professionalism, high level of technical skills and the seamless execution of his duties as a project manager on a complex project. In addition, the judges were impressed with Franklin's leadership capabilities."


PMINZ Project of the Year 2011


Project Century


"Project Century, completed by Beca, led by project manager in charge Sue Bradley. This project was selected as project of the year because of the consistent application of best-practice professional project management by the entire project team. The judges were particularly impressed with the way the team responded to challenges throughout the project and applied knowledge from lessons learned not only to this project, but to ensure success of future projects."


PMINZ Public Sector Project of the Year 2011

*Auckland Council*

Aotea Square Redevelopment


"Aotea Square Redevelopment, completed by Auckland Council, led by project manager in charge Richard Cole. This project was awarded for excellent management of technical, physical and political components to deliver a successful project for the wider Auckland community."