Awarded to an individual who is recognised as an outstanding leader in their field of expertise and who has been working in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing for more than five years.

This award recognises the individuals working in the Hutt Valley, who are making a significant contribution to the success of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing. In particular they will be providing value to their employers business or organisation and have been showing an exceptional contribution to the economy and environment of the Hutt Valley. Individuals will have worked for more than five years since completing tertiary study and/or commencing employment in the above mentioned fields.

How entries will be judged

CriteriaPerformance indicator examplesMaximum points
Contribution to the success of the organisation, directly or indirectly, as related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics or manufacturing
  • Evidence of contribution to organisation's commercialisation, and/or innovation, and/or processes, and/or best practice, and/or management
  • Leadership in their field of expertise
  • Listening and learning qualities
  • Team player
  • Inspires confidence and respect from colleagues
  • Attributes and skills that create value for the organisation and the community
  • Evidence of positive endorsement from colleagues
Community connectivity
  • Evidence of participation in the Hutt Valley science, technology, engineering,  mathematics or manufacturing community
  • Levels of contact with other organisations to further the organisation's success


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