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Highest Honours

President's Award

Highest Honours

President's Award

The President’s Award recognises notable achievement within the Institute and/or the resources sector in a specific sphere of activity. It was first awarded in 1974.

This award may be presented to any senior and influential professional who has made a notable contribution to, or achievement within the Institute and/or the resources sector.

2022 President's Award Recipient

Bob Vassie is a highly respected executive, role model and thought-leader in the resources industry. A mining engineer, CEO and board director with 35 years’ international experience across a number of commodities and functions, his expertise includes mine operations, resource development, feasibility studies, strategy, corporate restructuring and business improvement.

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Related awards

Awards recognise outstanding leadership or service to the minerals sector or Institute

Institute Medal

The Institute Medal is the most prestigious award and highest honour conferred by
the AusIMM. It is awarded in recognition of eminent leadership of the Institute and/or
the resources sector. It was first awarded in 1935.

President's Award

The President’s Award recognises notable achievement within the Institute
and/or the resources sector in a specific sphere of activity. It was first awarded in
1974.

Honorary Fellowship

Honorary Fellowship recognises exceptional achievement, service or contribution
to the resources sector. Honorary Fellowship was first conferred in 1962.

Beryl Jacka Award

This award is named in honour of Beryl Jacka, a stalwart of the Institute for 40 years
and AusIMM Secretary 1945-1976. The award recognises extraordinary and
sustained service to the AusIMM. It was first awarded in 1993.

2023 Awards nominations now open

Recognise the achievements and professional excellence of our members.

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