2016 Award Winners

Mentoring Scholarships

The CILT Mentoring programme matches people seeking to progress their careers to work with mentors who share their knowledge and insights from working in the transport and logistics sectors. The mentor provides support and assists the mentee resolve challenges through confidential, open and honest discussion.

Virginia (Ginny) Christians
Nick Flack
Michelle Lewis

Ports of Auckland
Christchurch International Airport Ltd

Ginny Christians receives her Scholarship Letter from Dr Jean-Paul Thull

Nick Flack with Dr Jean-Paul Thull who presented the Mentoring Scholarship

Michelle Lewis and Dr Jean-Paul Thull

Life Memberships

John Burn, 33 years of membership, Waikato BoP Section
Peter Carr, 35 years of membership, Northern Section
John Fitzgerald, 30 years of membership, Waikato BOP Section

CILT Life Member John Burn and CILT President Glen-Marie Burns

John Burn, Glen-Marie Burns and Peter Rarr

Academic/Research Category of Awards

The Logistics Training Group Award

For the Top New Zealand Graduate in the CILT-UK Professional Diploma in Logistics & Transport 2016

This award is made on the recommendation of the Program Director, for the student who has achieved the highest overall performance in the UK Professional Diploma. The eligibility period will be for the previous academic year. The award will consist of a cash payment of $500 as a contribution to the winner’s professional development.

Winner: Helen McGinty

Sponsor: Logistics Training Group

The Ministry of Transport Award for Outstanding Achievement at Masters Level

Outstanding Achievement at Masters Level in a dissertation or thesis with a focus on transport planning and policy, or transport and the economy, or supply chains and logistics or transport and environmental issues or some combination of these broad areas.

Note: This is the CILTs premier award at a Masters level for outstanding research effort. The dissertation or thesis must form part of work submitted to a New Zealand Tertiary Education provider for a Masters level qualification. This Award is not open to PhD students. The research dissertation or thesis must represent at least a quarter of the assessment for the qualification at a Masters level unless the qualification is by thesis or dissertation only.

Winner: Anne Heins

Sponsor: Ministry of Transport

Walter Glass collected the A3 Award on behalf of the winner Helen McGinty, Andrew Jackson Deputy Chief Executive of MOT presented the A5 Award to Dr John McCarthy who collected this on behalf of the winner Anne Heins – unfortunately neither of these two winners was able to attend on the night.

Communications and Industry Category Awards

The CILT Award for the Most Meritorious Published Article in a New Zealand Publication

The Winner this year provided two editorial opinions on very different subjects, designed to assist their industry perform better. The writer analysed the issues, explored options and sent strong messages to the readers.

Winner: David Boyce

Sponsor: CILT NZ

David Boyce is presented with his award by David Kriel of Oji Fibre Solutions

The CILT Award for the Most Meritorious Presentation

Three excellent presentations were under consideration this year, all having enthusiastic referees. The winning presenter not only offered critisim of aspects of his project, but also “infected” his audience with what might be considered a rather dull subject: a bus interchange, required after the Canterbury earthquakes.

Winner: Shaun Hardcastle

Sponsor: Chris Kissling – Kissling Consulting Ltd

Shaun Hardcastle with Emeritus Prof. Chris Kissling who presented the award

The CILT Award for Implementation and Practice

This is an award for the organisation(s) or team that has demonstrated sustained excellence in supply chain management/logistics/transport implementations and practice, including transport planning, with special emphasis on building relationships and developing strategic partnerships.

Winner: ChangeMakers Refugee Forum – represented by Naomi Tocher

Sponsor: Cubic Transport

Naomi Tocher representing ChangeMakers Refugee Forum & CILT Imm. Past President Chin Abeywickrama

The CILT Award for Public Transport Innovation

The winner of this award must show a substantial level of innovation and change that has enhanced significantly the operations and success of the individuals or their organisations involvement in the sector. Sue won this award for her work on the new Christchurch Bus Interchange, assisting in the design phase of the building to make it safer for passengers.

Winner: Sue Ramsay

Sponsor: CILT NZ

Sue Ramsay and Raewyn Bleakley NZTA

The CILT Award for Supply Chain Innovation

The work that leads to this award must reflect a substantial level of innovation and change in the supply chain. The winning entry addressed the challenging topic of recycling, showing excellent innovation, establishment of strategic partnerships, and solid logistics right through the supply chain process. If you can scrunch a piece of plastic, it can be recycled in a Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling bin.

Winner: The Packaging Forum – represented by Lyn Mayes (TPF) , Mike Sammons Foodstuffs, Carl Longstaff MetalArt

Sponsor: Dexion New Zealand

Mike Sammon Foodstuffs, Lyn Mayes The Packaging Forum, Carl Longstaff Replas / MetaArt and Craig Landon Dexion NZ

The CILT Award for Safety, Security and Environmental Innovation

This award recognises a cost effective innovation in safety devices, systems, procedures and regulations including care of the environment and bio-security in any aspect of the New Zealand logistics, transport or supply chain sectors involving the movement of people and freight.

The winning entry is a public/private partnership, focusing on road safety, particularly overseas drivers and tourists. The project is a trial of real time messaging to drivers in rental cars using Bluetooth, along State Highway 8 from Christchurch to Queenstown. Three types of messages such as stay on the left, amenities such as routes, travel times, facilities and lookout points, and safety such as sharp bends, junctions coming up.


Resolve Group – Represented by: Peter Bailey & Rick van Barneveld
NZ Transport Agency – Represented by: Henry Pretorious
GO Rentals – Represented by: James Dalglish
HMI Technologies – Represented by: Oscar Mera

Name of those unable to attend on the night:

HMI Technologies – Amhed Hikmet
NZTA – Deryk Whyte
Ministry of Transport – Helen McNaught

Sponsor: CILT NZ

The recipients of the B6 Award representing The Team NZTA, MOT, GO Rentals, HMI Technologies & Resolve Group, with Leonard Sampson (second left) Port of Tauranga who presented the award.

Excellence Category Awards

President’s Award

The President’s Award is given on occasions for special contributions made by members to the Institute or to logistics and transport industries. This year we recognise the long-standing CILT member who went way beyond the call of duty to assist with disaster relief. Not only did they give their own time, but they used their network of colleagues in the transport and logistics sector to get materials, water and aid to Vanautu. There has been excellent articles in the FTD magazine outlining the amazing story of getting New Zealanders together to help a Pacific neighbour.

Thanks are due to the companies that assisted, such as Ardex, Swire and Toll, but the award for masterminding the project of “last-mile humanitarian logistics” goes to Walter Glass a Director of Corporate logistics.

Winner: Walter Glass

Sponsor: CILT NZ

CILT President Glen-Marie Burns and Walter Glass

Young Achiever of the Year

The purpose of the Award is to provide incentive for and recognition of young achievers who are actively involved in the day-to-day operation and development of transport and/or logistics in New Zealand This year’s winner is well qualified in transport and logistics, holding the post graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, the Masters in in Supply Chain Management and two awards for excellence in their study, has experience in the transport and logistics sector from the ground up having worked in these sectors while undertaking tertiary study.

Winner: Virginia (Ginny) Christians

Sponsor: Foodstuffs NZ

Vaughan Grant Foodstuffs Ginny Christians and John Mullins Foodstuffs

The Norman Spencer Memorial Medal for Contribution to Transport and the Institute

This Award is a memorial to Norman Spencer, the first Chairman of the New Zealand Division of The Chartered Institute of Transport, 1959 – 1962.

The Norman Spencer Memorial Medal recognises some-one of the highest calibre from the transport and logistics sectors, who has made meaningful contributions to their sector as well as to the Chartered Institute itself. This year’s winner has spent their entire working life in transport and logistics sectors, working across the range of modes and activities from road freight, shipping and rail warehousing and business development, has been a high scoring graduate of the Master’s Degree in Logistics and Transport from Lincoln University, winning one of CILT’s Awards in the process.

He actively promotes the profession of logistics, is recognised as an industry statesman by his peers. he’s been both committee member and chair of his local CILT Section, is a Fellow of the Institute, has previously been recognised for his very significant work on changing the CILT’s website.

Before arriving in NZ he was Director of one of South Africa’s largest road freight companies

Winner: David Kriel

Sponsor: CILT NZ

David Kriel with the Hon. Craig Foss who presented the award

The Sir Bob Owens Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Logistics, Supply Chain Sector & Community

This Award is a memorial to the late Sir Bob Owens, one of the industry’s most respected leaders.

To win this award, you need to have made an outstanding contribution to the logistics, transport or supply chain sectors, promoted professionalism and excellence through leadership and example, encouraged young people to join the sector and providing personal leadership on a voluntary basis in the wider community.

This year’s winner has done all these and is widely respected in his local community for his integrity, he runs a successful and expanding logistics company, leads by example at work and in his local community, employs and develops significant numbers of young people, and actively sponsors community service, both in his company and personally. A board member for the local Chamber of Commerce, he has also been actively involved in the Institute, having recently stepped down as chair of his local section.

Winner: Stephen (Steve) Bateman

Sponsor: CILT NZ

Ginette McDonald who was the MC with Steve Bateman

Leaders for the Future Graduation 2016

The leaders for the Future Programme provides international leadership training in new Zealand and the UK. The initial programmes were developed for the Logistics and Transport industries in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The programme tackles the issues that are challenging tomorrow’s leaders. It also offers insight and learning for leaders who know that to lead well, they must focus on themselves. It involves learning from current leaders in the industry, about leadership issues confronting the sector and about how to lead in a new and rapid changing environment.

Jo Brosnahan, Director of the Programme led the graduation ceremony for the 2016 intake.

Jo’s passion is developing leading edge leadership programmes, mentoring and coaching young leaders, and researching and writing on leadership.


Maureena van der Lem
Andrew Breach
Grant Wilson
David Dunlop
Daniel Wallis
Ben Metcalf
Semo Asa
Murray Payne

Leaders for the Future Graduates 2016 with Jo Brosnahan (Red) & Vicky Pond-Dunlop (Blue)

Ben Metcalf with CILT NZ President Glen-Marie Burns

LFTF Graduate Semo Asa

LFTF Graduate Grant Wilson

See Awards Categories and Criteria.