2017 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.

Two previous scholarship winners who have completed the mentoring programme were to receive their Certificate of Completion but regrettably neither was able to attend.
Philip King, chair of the Waikato /Bay of Plenty Section collected Ginny’s certificate.
Keith Robinson CILT VP and chair of the Northern Section collected Hamish’s certificate.
Both certificates will be presented at a Section meeting.

Completion of Mentoring Programme Certificate:

Ginny Christians
Hamish Quinn

Philip King, Waikato Bay of Plenty Section Chair collects Ginny's cert from Dr Jean-Paul Thull (left)

Keith Robinson President-elect and Northern section Chair collects the Completion certificate for Hamish from Dr Jean-Paul Thull (right).


Ports of Auckland Ltd
Christchurch International Airport Ltd

Winners of the 2017 Scholarships

Elizabeth (Liz )Anderson
Matthew (Matt) Wadsworth
Lisa Faulke

Elizabeth Anderson, Matthew Wadsworth, Lisa Faulke and Dr Jean-Paul Thull - CILT Mentoring Convenor

Life Memberships

Brian Plimmer: 25 Years Membership Waikato Bay of Plenty Section
John Power: 28 Years Membership Southern Section
Roger Brown: 28 Years Membership Southern Section
Reiner Tribbe: 38 Years Membership Central Section

Brian Plimmer was the only one able to attend the event. Brian has been involved in the transport sector since the 1950's including rural mail and courier services,air freight, the Commercial Road Users Association and various transport and freight committees for a range of industry groups and Chamber of commerce.

Cormac McBride CILT President presents Brian Plimmer his Life Membership Certificate

Academic Awards

MITO / CILT Scholarship

This award is sponsored jointly by CILT and by MITO.
MITO facilitates apprenticeships and industrial training for New Zealand's automotive, transport, logistics, textile fabrication and extractive industires. The award is a scholarship for an emerging industry leader, that has completed a MITO or Tranzqual qualification within the road transport, logistics, ports or stevedoring sectors, to assist them with their further professional development.

Sponsor: MITO

This year there was two to present

Winner: Jonathan Stewart
Runner-up: Gene Kapea

Jonathan Stewart is presented his scholarship award by Rachael Dippie MITO

Gene Kapea is presented his scholarship award by from Rachael Dippie MITO

The Logistics Training Group Award

For the Top New Zealand Graduate
in the CILT-UK Professional Diploma in Logistics & Transport 2017.

Sponsor: Logistics Training Group

Winner: Corey Hartley

Corey Hartley is presented with his award by Walter Glass - Logistics Training Group

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 2017 .

Sponsor: Dexion

Winner: Kirsty Curry

Regrettably Kirsty is overseas so was unable to attend and Nicole Timney, chair of the Southern Section received this award for her, this will be presented to Kirsty at a later date.

Nichole Timney CILT Southern Section Chair receives the award form Craig Landon, Dexion - this will be now presented to Kirsty Curry at a section meeting.

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 2017 .

Sponsor: Ministry of Transport

Winner: Julian Joy

Julian Joy is presented his award by Peter Mersi, Chief Executive - Ministry of Transport

Communication and Industry Awards

The CILT Communications Award 2017 for under 35s.
This new award is to encourage the development pf young professionals by providing recognition for articles in magazines or for presentations at Section meetings,CILT for/workshops, industry conferences and fora.

Sponsor: Dr Robin Dunlop- DRD Consulting

Winner: Nick Flack

Nick Flack is presented his award by David Dunlop - DRD Consulting

The CILT Award for Implementation and Practice 2017.

This is an award for the organization(s) or team that has demonstrated sustained excellence in supply chain management/logistics/transport implementation and practice. We have two winners this year, both of whom have embraced modern technology to manage their logistics activities.

Sponsor: Cubic

Winner: JPL Group
Winner: Sistema

Rithesh Ramsing, head of supply chain and business improvement for Farmers received the award on behalf of JPL Group, presented by Dave Anderson - Cubic Transport.

Drew Muirhead, Chief Executive of Sistema received the award on behalf of Sistema presented by Dave Anderson Cubic Transport.

The CILT Award for Innovation in the transport and logistics sectors 2017.

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. We have two winners this year.

Sponsor: Dexion

Winner: Foodstuffs South Island
Winner: Port Nelson

Jeff Cox, Manager Supply received the award on behalf of Foodstuffs South Island, from Craig Landon - Dexion.
Brendan Thompson who developed a lot of the details for this system was unable to attend the event.

Martin Byrne,Chief Excecutive Port Nelson received the award for the QuayConnect partnership between Port Nelson, Central Express transport company,O-I NZ, glass and bottle manufacturer and Wineworks, presented by Craig Landon - Dexion.

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 the logistics or transport industries. The 2017winner has long been a member and supporter of the Institute, as well as being a leading global storage systems provider. The company was involved in the forward thinking,almost futuristic systems that were awarded prizes tonight.
In recognition of the company’s innovation & vision in the logistics industry, and for its professional support and services to Industry and CILT NZ, the President’s award is given to Dexion.

Sponsor: CILT NZ

Winner: Dexion

Craig Landon - Regional General Manager NZ and South America, collected the award on the behalf of Dexion, presented by CILT NZ President Cormac McBride.

Young Achiever of the Year 2017

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, 2018 will be held in Poland.

Foodstuffs NZ

Liam Winter

Vaughan Grant
Foodstuffs North Island and John Mullins of Foodstuffs South Island, presented the award to Liam Winter.

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 some-one 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.

Sponsor: CILT NZ

Winner: Emeritus Professor Chris Kissling

Cormac McBride, Christopher Kissling and David Kriel

Leaders for the Future (LFTF)

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 first 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 rapidly changing environment.

The participants in the 2017 Course were presented with their Graduation Certificates.

Gareth Pert -Tranzliquid Bay of Plenty

Michelle Lewis - GHD Wellington

Aleisha Hunt - Netlogix Auckland

James Drummond - C3 Ltd Napier

Kieran Judge - KiwiRail Auckland

James Gleeson - Gleeson & Cox Transport Auckland

Shane Shang - Reach Logistics Auckland

Nigel Gear - Southport NZ Invercargill

Shane Carberry - C3 Ltd Gisborne

Jared Sherriff - Port of Napier

Shelley Tucker - Ministry of Transport Wellington

LFTF 2018 Course Info

Leaders for the Future (LFTF) Graduates with Jo Brosnahan (front left) and Vicky Pond-Dunlop the course Leaders

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

Awards Categories and Criteria