Awards

The IWA formally acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of its Industry members via the following 3 awards.

The Barry E Leach Prestige Award

The Barry E Leach Prestige Award is awarded occasionally to a person who has given exceptional service to the Institute and the Victorian water industry over a long period of time. Barry E Leach was a member of the Institute for 18 years, including being President in 1978-1979 and Secretary from 1980-1992.

To read more on this award and view the list of past recipients, please click here.

The John Robbins Memorial Award

Background

The John Robbins Memorial Award is awarded to a member of the Institute to recognise their distinguished contribution to the Institute and the Victorian water industry.

Current winners

We would like to congratulate two very deserving winners who received this year’s John Robbins Memorial Award at our November 2019 Conference dinner. Brett Millington and David Ryan for their distinguished contribution to the IWA and the Victorian water industry.

Brett Millington the now Chief Executive Officer of Mildura Regional Development. Brett has well over a decade’s experience within the Victorian water sector. Brett has been a member of the IWA board for over seven years and was the IWA President in 2014. Brett was also the Program Director of the Intelligent Water Network program for two years and before that worked in senior positions at Western Water and East Gippsland Water.

Brett Millington – 2020 John Robbins Memorial Award Recipient

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David Ryan the now Chief Executive at SA Water. David has contributed over a decade to the Victorian water sector, more recently as the Managing Director at City West Water. David sat on the VicWater board and was Chair of the Managing Directors Forums. David has also worked in a number of senior positions within Melbourne Water.

David Ryan – 2020 John Robbins Memorial Award recipient

 

To read more on this award and view the list of past recipients, please click here.

Laurie Gleeson Professional Development Award

Background

In honour of Laurie’s significant contribution to both the Institute and the Industry, the Laurie Gleeson Professional Development Award was created at the IWA’s 45th anniversary dinner in June 2012. This award is open to all members of the IWA to pursue an area of interest that will not only contribute to the individual’s development, but to the success of the water industry. Our special thanks to the awards long term joint sponsors Russell Kennedy Solicitors and MWH Global (both of whom are great supporters of the IWA).

The award comprises a grant of $5,000 to fund the proposed development activity and applications are judged based on the alignment with the individual’s area of work and topics or themes that are of contemporary interest across the Victorian water sector.

Current winner

We would like to congratulate Apanie Wood, Melbourne Water’s Program Leader, Regional Services North West who is the worthy recipient of the 2020 Laurie Gleeson Professional Development Award.

Apanie Woods – 2020 Laurie Gleeson Development Award recipient

 

To read more on this award and see the past recipient, please click here.