Infrastructure Partnerships Australia has today announced the winners of the 2019 National Infrastructure Awards. This annual Awards ceremony recognises excellence in public administration and business, across major national projects.
IPA is an industry think tank and an executive member network, providing research focused on excellence in social and economic infrastructure. They exist to shape public debate and drive reform for the national interest.
The 2019 Awards were overseen by an independent judging panel, comprising:
- Ms Leilani Frew, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Project and Financing Agency
- Ms Kim Curtain, Interim Deputy Secretary, Trade, Tourism, Investment and Precincts, NSW Treasury
- Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary, Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
- Mr Jason Loos, Director, Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria
- Mr Neil Scales, Director-General, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia many nominees stood out to the judging panel amongst all the other entries because of his extraordinary commitment to the infrastructure sector.
The judges found that nominees had proven to be a major asset and path-breaking engineer for the rail teams. His on-the-job mentoring of younger team members and his exceptional work at the forefront of infrastructure delivery was exemplary.
Moreover, Major Road Project Victoria’s Alexis Davidson won the Award for Women’s Achievement in Infrastructure.
Ms Davidson has had a long and successful career in infrastructure over the last two decades. The judging panel said they were particularly impressed by her strong leadership and mentorship of other female engineers in the sector.
The judges praised Ms Davidson for consistently delivering outstanding business cases and developing an impressive reputation for her innovative thinking and professionalism as a female engineer at the forefront of infrastructure delivery.
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