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Outstanding people, projects and PMOs

Outstanding people, projects and PMOs a highlight as the finalists are announced for the 2013 New Zealand Project Management Awards

The Project Management Institute of New Zealand (PMINZ) are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 NZ Project Management Awards.

The New Zealand Project Management Awards are now in their 5th year. These awards have grown steadily in stature and importance as PMINZ has pursued the recognition of outstanding project management achievements as a part of its vision for raising the profile of the project management profession. Participation of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon Bill English, at this year’s PMINZ Annual Conference in September demonstrates the importance of the profession to New Zealand’s economy.

This year saw the number of nominations increase to record levels as organisations from a range of industries 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.

This year will include the inaugural PMO of the Year award, which recognizes the increasing influence of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management Offices in enabling improved organisation success through effective projects.

Calum Robertson, Vice President of PMINZ and member of the Awards judging panel, has been heartened by the number and standard of nominations this year. “As the Project Management profession matures in New Zealand we are seeing consistent improvement in the number and quality of nominations and 2013 has provided the strongest group yet. These awards recognise excellence by individuals, teams and organisations in achieving project management success. All finalists are worthy contenders and demonstrate a high standard of project management practice evident across New Zealand”.

The Finalists of the NZ Project Management Awards are:

Entity Group Emerging Project Manager of the Year
Tammy Mullins – Wellington City Council, Wellington
Tracey Webster, Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke's Bay
Sam Zhang, NZ Transport Agency, Waikato

PMINZ Project Manager of the Year
Shirley McLeod, In Scope Consulting, Wellington
Paul Klenner, Methanex, New Plymouth
Rachel Van Doorn, Wellington City Council, Wellington

PMINZ Project of the Year
Mighty River Power - Data Centre 2 Move
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Fonterra Co-operative Group - Darfield Site Development
Transpower - Benmore to Haywards Line Clearance Review Project

PMINZ Public Sector Project of the Year
Mighty River Power - Data Centre 2 Move
Auckland War Memorial Museum - Moana - My Ocean
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

Quest Serviced Apartments Volunteer of the Year
Dave Smith, Taranaki
Tracy Couchman, Whanganui- Manawatu

Project Plus PMO of the Year
Wellington City Council Project Management Office
The University of Auckland Strategy Programme Office
Transpower Project Support & Services Group, Wellington

The Project Management Awards Dinner will be held at the Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland Wednesday the 11th September from 6.30pm, during the National PMINZ Project Management Conference being held from the 10th – 12th September 2013.

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