We're proud to have been able to recognise these great engineers.

President's Medals

The President’s Medal is awarded for commitment to Engineering New Zealand and the engineering profession. It can be awarded to an individual or a group. The Gold Medal is awarded to a senior engineer and the Silver Medal to an emerging professional.

Gold Medals

YEAR

NAME

REASON

YEAR 2009

NAME Bill Darnell

REASON Serving on ITOs, national committees, Engineering Practice Board, promoting CPEng, fostering young engineers.

YEAR 2010

NAME Paul Wilson

REASON IEA, Sydney Accord, Chair SAB, Chair CAB, accreditation panels, international reviews of competence assessment processes.

YEAR 2011

NAME Canterbury earthquake engineers

REASON Who gave of themselves, well beyond the norm, immediately following the earthquakes.

YEAR 2012

NAME Tony Gibson

REASON President 2000/2001, promoted new national thinking on the importance of innovation and technical skills to New Zealand.

YEAR 2013

NAME John Hare

REASON President of SESOC, major role in USR, post Canterbury EQ design guidance.

YEAR 2014

NAME Craig Price

REASON Chair CAB, on advisory boards for two tertiary institutions, has served on the board of the Green Building Council, (two years as chair), international review - the International Professional Engineers Agreement.

YEAR 2015

NAME Peter McCombs

REASON Chair of Disciplinary Committees and a Chair of Investigating Committees (12 years), founding Chairman of the IPENZ Transportation Group.

YEAR 2016

NAME Arthur Park

REASON Chair of the Consulting Engineers Advancement Society (CEAS). Over the years he has made a significant contribution to the profession’s understanding of risk and liability not just through CEAS but also with his membership of the Engineering Practice Advisory Committee and input into the review of the Code of Ethics and CPEng Rules.

YEAR 2017

NAME Ian Fraser

REASON At Beca in senior management and board positions. President of ACENZ for two years. On IPENZ Distinguished Fellow selection panel. Transpower board from 2007 to 2015, including four years as Deputy Chair.

YEAR 2018

NAME Simon Lovatt

REASON Simon has served as a member of the Standards and Accreditation Board for 8 years, much of that time as Chair. During that time, he has played an active role in Engineering New Zealand’s accreditation process, participating in or leading accreditation visits to Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, the University of Canterbury and a number of Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics. Key achievements under Simon’s leadership of SAB have included the development of criteria for the accreditation of postgraduate degrees and the strategic statement on engineering education. He also led the development of processes for the accreditation of the NZ Diploma in Engineering and our admission as a full signatory to the Dublin Accord.

YEAR 2019

NAME Stephen Jenkins

REASON Stephen is a practice area assessor and has served for the past seven years as Chair of the Competency Assessment Board. Under Stephen’s leadership, CAB has introduced new systems and streamlined application processes. His support of training and development for assessors has improved consistency and reduced the number of appeals against assessment decisions. Stephen has represented Engineering New Zealand on International Engineering Alliance panels reviewing the competence assessment processes and standards in Peru and Australia. He has presented professional development courses on behalf of Engineering New Zealand and the International Association of Consulting Engineers. He is also a member of Engineering New Zealand’s Professional Development Advisory Committee.

Silver Medals

YEAR

NAME

REASON

YEAR 2011

NAME John Findlay

REASON National Engineering Education project (NEEP).

YEAR 2014

NAME Derek Bon

REASON Chair Northland Branch, tutoring to engineering trades and technician students at the regional polytechnic and fosters local engineers from school to tertiary study through to MIPENZ.

YEAR 2015

NAME Fritha Bevin-McCrimmon

REASON Very effective with emerging professionals’ groups - Engenerate Canterbury and the Emerging Professionals Council of IPENZ.

YEAR 2016

NAME Chantelle Bailey

REASON Futureintech Ambassador, Manawatu branch committee member, Transpower Neighbourhood Engineer Award engineer.

YEAR 2017

NAME Dipal Raniga

REASON Auckland Engenerate Chair, and previously Taranaki Engenerate Chair.

YEAR 2018

NAME Campbell Dawson

REASON Campbell became President of ENSOC shortly after a particularly challenging issue had arisen. Campbell confronted head on the challenge this created for ENSOC, and worked to rebuild the group’s credibility and reputation. He has sought out and taken advice, being mentored by one of our Emerging Professional members in 2017 and holding meetings with senior engineers and Susan. Under his leadership, the culture of ENSOC has changed and the group has a much more mature awareness of the impact of their activities on engineers’ collective reputation.

YEAR 2019

NAME Lauren Croft

REASON Since her student days, Lauren’s volunteer work has made an impact on the profession and the wider community. She’s been involved with Engineers Without Broders, the Engineering New Zealand Young Engineers group, and the Diversity Agenda. Never one to shy away from difficult topics, Lauren is happy to challenge current thinking and pose new ideas. She’s been a valuable sounding board, providing constructive feedback for many Engineering New Zealand projects and initiatives. Her boldness and creativity are a huge asset to us and the profession as a whole.

MacLean Citation

The MacLean Citation is an award established to acknowledge Francis William MacLean, President of the Institution in 1922, who displayed exceptional devotion to the profession of engineering and to his fellow engineers. The Citation is presented from time to time to a member who has contributed exceptional and distinguished service to the profession. 

YEAR

NAME

REASON

YEAR 2011

NAME David Brunsdon

REASON Played a major role in promoting lifelines engineering, has been pivotal in the development of building safety evaluation procedures and urban search and rescue arrangements, and has led post-earthquake investigations in Japan and Taiwan, and operational activities in Gisborne, Indonesia and Canterbury.

YEAR 2012

NAME Alan Bickers

REASON President of IPENZ in 1991/1992, developed new governance arrangements for IPENZ and local government engineering, new disciplinary processes, and expanded international relationships for the profession. Was Chair of Transit New Zealand, inaugural Chair of the Building Practitioners Board and member of the Standards Council. He has contributed to the development of disciplinary processes both within IPENZ and more widely.

YEAR 2014

NAME Brian Hasell

REASON Major voluntary roles within the transportation sector, contributed to lifelines engineering in Canterbury, led a taskforce investigating practice issues in fire engineering. At the commencement of the Chartered Professional Engineer regime he was appointed a chair of investigating committees, (six years) after which he spent a further 6 years as a chair of disciplinary committees.

YEAR 2015

NAME Steve Abley

REASON IPENZ Governing Board Member from 2006 to 2011, supported Futureintech and the South Pacific Engineers’ Association. He has also served on the Competency Assessment Board from 2007 to 2009 and the Engineering Practice Board from 2010 to 2011. He was an inaugural member of the Engineering Practice Advisory Committee in 2010. The Institution recognises his work on the Code of Ethics Review Working Group which he has chaired.

YEAR 2016

NAME Andrew Hazelton

REASON Spent 11 years on the Chartered Professional Engineering Council stepping down in October 2015. Very active member of Code of Ethics working group which reviewed the CPEng and IPENZ Code of Ethics.

YEAR 2017

NAME Tiina Hall-Turner

REASON Completed three terms as an elected member of the IPENZ Governing Board and led its Young Professionals Taskforce which saw the development of Engenerate Group. Served on IPENZ branches in Northland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty and Auckland.

YEAR 2018

NAME Sarah Sinclair

REASON Sarah Sinclair is a Fellow of Engineering NZ and one of NZ’s leading women engineers. She is currently the Chief Engineer for Auckland Council. This is the pre-eminent engineering leadership role in Auckland. Sarah’s leadership is characterised by technical excellence, high influence, determination to make a difference, collaboration and a willingness to do the ‘hard yards’ alongside her colleagues to ensure the best result for all is delivered. Sarah’s commitment to engineering has also resulted in additional leadership roles including board roles with IPWEA (NZ), Southern Response Earthquake Services, Sustainable Business Network, Women in Infrastructure Advisory Board.

YEAR 2019

NAME Paul Campbell

REASON A Fellow of Engineering New Zealand, Paul’s contribution in the structural engineering space, especially in the wake of the Canterbury and Kaikōura earthquakes, represents significant service to both the profession and New Zealanders as a whole. Paul was Engineering Team Leader for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority after the February 2011 earthquake. Generous with his expertise and advice, Paul has served on many expert panels, including the Canterbury Residential Advisory Services technical panel and, more recently, Engineering New Zealand’s panel supporting the Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service. He has provided technical advice to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on an array of structural topics, as well as input into technical standards like the revised Seismic Assessment Guidelines and the subsequent revision of section C5. Currently immediate Past President of SESOC, Paul continues to serve on its Management Committee. He is a SESOC life member.