2018 Award Winners

The CILT Annual Awards Presentation Dinner was held at the Transitional Cathedral in Christchurch on the 26th October 2018.

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.

Two previous scholarship winners who have completed the mentoring programme received their Certificate of Completion.

Completion of Mentoring Programme Certificate

Certificates presented by Dr Jean-Paul Thull to:

Michelle Lewis
Nick Flack

Winners of the 2018 Scholarship

Sarah Loynes
Joshua McHenry
Rich Wylie

Dr Jean-Paul Thull, mentoring convenor (left), presents Rich with his certificate

Life Memberships

There were six life memberships awarded. Recipients must have attained the age of 75 years and have been a member for at least 25 years.

Life Members:

Brian Stocking, 25 years of membership, Northern Section
Ronald Bird, 25 years of membership, Northern Section
James Alexander (Sandy) Gibson, 25 years of membership, Northern Section
Edward Walker, 25 years of membership, Northern Section
Allan Kennaird, 28 years of membership, Central Section
Ronald Snodgrass, 25 years of membership, Central Section

CILT were delighted to have three of the new life members attend on the night.
Kevin Byrne CILT International President presented the certificates to:

Brian Stocking
Sandy Gibson
Ronald Snodgrass

Brian Stocking, Sandy Gibson and Ron Snodgrass with the CILT International President Kevin Byrne

Academic Awards

The Logistics Training Group Award

For the Top New Zealand Graduate in the CILT-UK Professional Diploma in Logistics & Transport 2018

Winner: Cynthia Quinny Chin

Sponsor: Logistics Training Group

Cynthia Chin received her certificate from Walter Glass of LTG

The CILT Award

For overall (and sustained) outstanding achievement in a programme or project with a focus on Transport and Logistics taught in New Zealand leading to an accredited Postgraduate qualification 2018.

Winner: David Stewart

David Stewart (left) with Jeff Derby from Dexion, and the MC for the event Peter Townsend

The judges were also impressed by the paper submitted by John Hogg, and awarded him a Certificate of Commendation for his excellent research. As he couldn’t attend on the night, Tessa Glass accepted the award on behalf of John.

Sponsor: Dexion

The Ministry of Transport Award

For 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 2018.

Winner: Elizabeth (Liz) Anderson

Liz received her certificate from Nick Brown, Deputy Chief Executive at the Ministry of Transport

The paper by Tim Munro also impressed the judges, with good innovative thinking and having very relevant application to the road sector. Tim has been awarded a Certificate of Commendation, but regrettably was unable to be with us on the night to receive this. Keith Robinson CILT VP received the Certificate on Tim’s behalf.

Nick Brown (left) Deputy Chief Executive Ministry of Transport and Keith Robinson

Sponsor: Ministry of Transport

Communication and Industry Awards

The CILT Communications Award 2018 for under 35s

This award is to encourage the development of young professionals by providing recognition for articles in magazines or for presentations at Section meetings, CILT forums/workshops, industry conferences and forums.

Winner: Virginia (Ginny ) Christians

Dr Robin Dunlop presented the certificate to Ginny

Sponsor: Dr Robin Dunlop, DRD Consulting

The CILT Award for Innovation in the Transport and Logistics Sectors 2018

The winner of this award must show a substantial level of success of the individuals or of their organizations involvement in the sector. This includes innovation in systems and technology in the new Zealand supply chain sector, public transport, 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.

Winner: Safety MAN Road Safety Truck

Receiving the award was David Boyce CEO, NZ Trucking, pictured here with his team

Sponsor: Dexion

Excellence Category Awards

Young Achiever of the Year 2018

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. The prize is attendance at the next year’s CILT International Conference; 2019 will be held in Manchester, England.

Winner: Jason Harris-Hammond

John Mullins (left) from Foodstuffs, Jason, and Kevin Byrne CILT NZ International President

Sponsor: Foodstuffs NZ

The Norman Spencer Memorial Medal

This medal recognises someone 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. The Chartered Institute of Transport was founded in 1919 – yes, next year is its first centenary. NZ operated as a section of the UK Institute until 1959 when the New Zealand Division was formally established, the first President being Norman Spencer.

The base medal showing Pegasus (the emblem of the Institute) was given to Norman Spencer in 1959 and was very kindly donated to CILT by his family in his memory. Specially mounted as you can see, the medal has been honouring CILT members for the last 40 years. The winner holds the medal for a year.

This year we presented our past winners (and we had nine of them in attendance for the dinner) a miniature pin of the medal that can be worn along with the CILT pin and other awards and decorations. However, they didn’t arrive from Singapore in time, so we presented the winners with a small Certificate of Entitlement; the pins will be forwarded to each living recipient of the Norman Spencer award in due course.

Kevin Byrne CILT International President presented the certificates.

The previous winners of this award attending the dinner were:

2001: Allan Williams
2003: Emeritus Professor Chris Kissling
2007: Jo Brosnahan
2008: Sandy Gibson
2010: Fiona Knight
2013: Glen-Marie Burns
2014: Dr Murray King
2015: David Corlett
2016: David Kriel

It was good to have so many of our previous winners of this medal attending the event, and totally unaware of this part of the ceremony.

Winners of previous years who attended this year’s event

The Sir Bob Owens Award

The Sir Bob Owens award is for an outstanding contribution to the logistics, transport or supply chain sectors. The winner is someone who has promoted professionalism and excellence through leadership and example; they have encouraged young people to enter the sector and assisted them in their development, and they have provided personal leadership on a voluntary basis in the wider community beyond anything to do with their paid employment.

Winner: Walter Glass

Sponsor: CILT NZ

Leaders for the Future Graduation (LFTF)

The Leaders for the Future progamme provides leadership training for the logistics and transport industry in New Zealand.

Leading the graduation ceremony for the 2018 intake is Jo Brosnahan, Director of the programme. Jo is a company chair and director, whose passion is developing leading-edge leadership and governance programmes, and researching and writing on leadership. She was accompanied by Vicki Pond-Dunlop, a coach and leadership facilitator with a master’s degree in educational leadership, who helps to run the programme.

Graduating were:

Hamish McGhie
Geoff Finnerty
Ian RakuRaku
Mike Lambert
Les Flemming
Jason McConnell
Shane Turner
Chris Hunt

Leaders for the Future Group

Speaker for the LFTF Group, Hamish McGhie

Jo Brosnahan, Director of the LFTF Programme

Vicky, LFTF Facilitator

Ian RakuRaku with Cormac McBride CILT NZ President (left)

Les Fleming

CILT NZ thanks all Dinner Sponsors, Awards Sponsors, National Sponsors,and Mentoring Sponsors for their support.

See Awards Categories and Criteria.