2012 Award Winners

The Project Management Institute of New Zealand are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 PMINZ Project Management Awards.

The New Zealand Project Management Awards are now in their 4th year. These awards have grown steadily in stature and importance as PMI in New Zealand has pursued the recognition of outstanding projects as a part of its vision for raising the profile of the project management profession.

This year saw a record number of nominations from a range of industries as organisations used the awards as a vehicle to acknowledge the great work they had done on the delivery of successful projects and the people who oversaw that success.

The Winners of the NZ Project Management 2012 Awards are:

Entity Group Emerging Project Manager of the Year

Catherine Cumpstone - Statistics New Zealand, Wellington

IAG New Zealand Project Manager of the Year Nick Regos - Impact Project Management, Christchurch
PMINZ Project of the Year Methanex NZ Ltd - Motunui 01 Restart Project
PMINZ Public Sector Project of the Year Auckland Council - Tepid Baths Redevelopment
Quest Serviced Apartments Volunteer of the Year Patricia Jennings - Wellington

 

Entity Group Emerging Project Manager of the Year

Catherine Cumpstone - Statistics New Zealand, Wellington

"It was no small feat that new graduate Catherine Cumpstone successfully delivered a project. In August 2011 Catherine took on the role of leading the Administrative Data Roadmap Project, which is one of a suite of projects in Statistics NZs 10-year programme of change. The project is designed to improve and coordinate the way administrative data from other government department is used and reused across Statistics NZ. The challenges for Catherine were significant - she was inexperienced, the project was complex and following the February 2011 earthquake, staff in Christchurch has d to work from home until temporary premises became available which made communication a real challenge. Catherine led the project team to deliver its work to quality standard and came in under budget "

 

IAG New Zealand Project Manager of the Year

Nick Regos - Impact Project Management, Christchurch

"Nick was the project manager for the draft Recovery Plan for Christchurch's Central Business District. From external achievements such as the largest stakeholder engagement plan undertaken in New Zealand, to internal achievements such as developing a group of multi-national, demographically diverse individuals - operating out of makeshift emergency facilities into a high performance, delivery- focused team. The delivery of this challenging and complex project - ahead of schedule and under budget highlights Nick's leadership and project management of the Recovery Plan as an exceptional example of best practice for a project manager."

 

PMINZ Project of the Year

Methanex NZ Ltd - Motunui 01 Restart Project

Methanex's Motunui 01 restart project was particularly notable for;

  • Tight deadlines and commercial pressures
  • Demanding health, safety and other compliance issues
  • Working with and keeping the community informed
  • Excellent communication across a project team consisting of over 1,000 people
  • Innovative approach to the manufacture and installation of plant machinery

In making the decision on the Project of the Year the judges have focussed on;

  • The success of the project,
  • The involved project team
  • Superior performance
  • and the extent to which the information provided demonstrated the execution of exceptional project management

All projects scored very highly in these, and all other criteria applied, and separating the projects has been a difficult and an extremely close call.

 

PMINZ Public Sector Project of the Year

Auckland Council - Tepid Baths Redevelopment

Auckland Council's Tepid Baths redevelopment was particularly notable for;

  • Close management and selection of external contractors
  • Constraints on available funding
  • Came in on time and to budget and met all stakeholder expectations
  • Managing a heritage site as well as a major reconstruction
  • Early involvement from specialists and the community and throughout the project

"Two Auckland Council project teams worked together on this project, concurrently, to restore a nearly century-old heritage building and successfully re-open a high-quality recreational facility. This collaborative effort involved a core team that focused on the refurbishment and restoration of the building, and a second group responsible for the establishment of operations. This project is not simply about providing a swimming pool in a condensed timeframe and pre-determined budget. The main project outcomes were the restoration and preservation of a historic building and provision of a city centre community leisure centre."

 

Quest Serviced Apartments Volunteer of the Year

Patricia Jennings - Wellington

"Tricia has been an active and valued member of the Central Branch committee since 2009. Most recently Tricia has coordinated the very successful Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) seminars over the past 2 years, during which time 11 seminars have been held, educating 90 attendees about ILM principles and generally advancing the profession of project management in NZ. She has given many hours of volunteer effort to coordinate these sessions, and integrate with the State Services Commission and a Melbourne provider. This is on top of her attending monthly branch meetings and other committee activities/responsibilities. The seminars generated a surplus for PMINZ of more than $30,000, that will be used to further the profession and practice of project management in NZ. Tricia's contribution has ensured our members receive access to discounted quality courses and has promoted the PMI brand and PMI New Zealand to people who are not yet PMI members but work in Project Management. "

For more information contact

Gary Billingham
Judging Panel
M 027 576 0809

Shirley McLeod
Awards Coordinator
M 027 271 2201

Mike Thompson
Executive Officer
M 0275 781 513
mthompson@pmi.org.nz

Images available on request from 27th September - email Mike Thompson as above.