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Professional Excellence

Professional Excellence Awards (3)

Professional Excellence

Professional Excellence Awards (3)

These awards recognise professional excellence demonstrated by any resources sector professional (individual or group) for significant contributions to the development and/or application of professional knowledge and practice and/or leadership. These awards were added to the AusIMM awards program in 2016, building upon a tradition of specialist professional excellence awards.

These awards may be presented to resources sector professionals working in any discipline(s) or field(s), at any career stage and working for any type of organisation within the resources or related sectors. Disciplines or fields that may be recognised include but are not limited to engineering, health and safety, technical innovation, community and environment, metallurgy, geosciences, consulting and leadership.

Where a successful nomination relates to Health and Safety, the award presented will be the Jim Torlach Award. This award was created in 2001 in honour of James (Jim) Torlach, a long standing AusIMM member dedicated to the pursuit of Health and Safety professional excellence. The award recognises AusIMM members who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the enhancement of health and safety ln the industry.

Where a successful nomination relates to Consulting, the award presented will be the Charles Marshall Award. This award was created in 2018 in honour of Charles Marshall, a long standing AusIMM member dedicated to the pursuit of Consulting professional excellence. The award recognises AusIMM members who, as consultants, have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the resources sector as Chartered Professionals who are respected in the industry and have embodied and reinforced sound and ethical consulting behaviour.

Professional Excellence Award Recipient 2022

Jonathon Crosbie FAusIMM(CP)

Jon Crosbie has been a highly respected leader in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) area of the industry for more than 15 years. He has made significant contributions to the development and application of professional knowledge in mine closure planning, as well as industry wide technical discipline leadership.

Professional Excellence Award Recipient 2022

David Medland FAusIMM

David Medland’s contribution to the development of dozer mining is the essence of professional excellence. He has made major contributions that have provided significant value to the industry.

David worked for a major NZ Civil engineering contractor for 21 years before joining Thiess in 1982. He became Chief Estimator - Mining in 1999 with responsibilities covering many countries, before founding Medland Mining Services in 2007.

Professional Excellence Award Recipient 2022

Alan Sherwood FAusIMM

Alan Sherwood is a much respected and highly regarded coal geologist in New Zealand (NZ), who throughout his 45-year career has demonstrated the highest level of professional excellence.

Alan’s work was an integral part of the NZ coal resources survey through the 1970s and 1980s, particularly heading the Waikato coal region exploration work.

Related awards

Awards recognise professional excellence and leadership.

Professional Excellence Awards

These awards recognise professional excellence demonstrated by any resources
sector professional (individual or group) for significant contributions to the
development and/or application of professional knowledge and practice and/or
leadership.

New Profesisonal Award

The New Professional Award recognises the contribution by a new professional to
the resources sector through operational, academic, service or other notable
achievement. It was first awarded in 2004.

Technical Paper Awards (3)

These awards recognise technical excellence in published papers.

2023 Awards nominations now open

Recognise the achievements and professional excellence of our members.

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