APGA AWARD WINNERS – 2023
Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award – Susan Jaques
The Young Achievement Award – Margaret Gayen
The Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award – Richard Cherney
The APGA Safety Award – APA Group
The APGA Environment Award – MPC Kinetic
The APGA Diversity and Inclusion Award – MPC Kinetic
Congratulations to all our winners!
Every year, APGA presents awards to individuals and companies in recognition of their services to the nation’s pipeline industry.
There are six annual awards.
- The Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award
- The Young Achievement Award
- The Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award
- The APGA Safety Award
- The APGA Environment Award
- The APGA Diversity and Inclusion Award.
APGA Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award
The Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award has been presented annually since 1995. It is awarded to individuals who have made major and sustained contributions to the pipeline industry in any area of activity. The Award recognises a contribution over and above the call of duty to the entire industry – it does not aim to recognise contributions to a specific company.
Previous Winners of the Outstanding Contribution Award
|Year||Outstanding contribution||Year||Outstanding Contribution|
|2022||Peter Cox||2008||Ted Metcalf|
|2021||Mark Dayman||2007||Graeme Hogarth|
|2020||Brian O’Sullivan||2006||Bruce Andrews|
|2019||Phil Colvin||2005||Garry Meally|
|2018||Craig Bonar||2004||Ian Haddow|
|2017||Ashley Kellett||2003||Max Kimber|
|2016||Mick McCormack||2002||Phillip Venton|
|2015||Richard McDonough||2001||John Balint|
|2014||Stephen Ohl||2000||Jeff Shepherd|
|2013||John Fleming||1999||Bruce McCaul|
|2012||Peter Tuft||1998||Barry Wood|
|2011||Stephen Dykes||1997||Ken Bilston|
|2010||Robert Gration||1996||Jim McDonald|
|2009||Andy Lukas||1995||Leigh Fletcher|
APGA Young Achievement Award
In 2000, the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association introduced an annual award to recognise the achievements of individuals under 35 years of age. The Young Achievement Award is awarded to an employee of an Owner, Lead or Corporate Member of APGA who has demonstrated a valuable and innovative contribution to the industry.
Past Winners of the Young Achievement Award
|Year||Young Achievement||Year||Young Achievement|
|2022||Matt Nash and Phil Woodhouse||2010||Liz Brierley|
|2021||Taddam Farrant||2009||Dan Morgan|
|2020||Nick Kastelein||2008||Lara Kayess|
|2019||Brendan McGuckin and Richard Morgan||2007||Kristin Martin and
|2018||Clayton Warner||2006||David Maloney and
|2017||Sally Commins||2005||Ben Rees and
|2016||Simon Archibald||2004||Susan Jaques|
|2014||Ryan Perez||2002||Stephen Lonergan|
|2013||Ian Spence||2001||Paul Maloney|
|2012||Scott Pearce||2000||Jason Ward|
APGA Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award
This award was established in 2015 to honour its namesake who was an inspirational figure in the pipeline construction industry over more than four decades. The award recognises excellence in the construction industry.
While physical construction is, naturally, acknowledged as a central part of the whole pipeline sector and innovation, safety and high quality is now formally recognised as part of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Awards.
However, nominees need not be limited to the physical construction projects. Jeff Shepherd was also highly regarded for his mentoring and training skills, bringing young people through the industry and ensuring they received broad and deep experience. Jeff was instrumental in developing the next generation of leaders.
Past Winners of the Jeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence
|Year||Jeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence|
APGA Safety Award
Each year the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association presents a Safety Award to recognise the achievements of an APGA member in enhancing the safety of the pipeline industry and its personnel.
Past Winners of the Safety Award
|Year||Safety Award||Year||Safety Award|
|2022||SEA Gas||2014||Fyfe Pty Ltd|
|2021||Nacap||2013||Nacap Australia Pty Ltd|
|2020||APA Group||2012||McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd|
|2019||Qube Energy||2011||Nacap Australia Pty Ltd|
|2018||MPC Kinetic||2010||AJ Lucas Group Limited|
|2017||APA Group||2009||APA Group|
|2016||APA Group||2008||Dampier Bunbury Pipeline in conjunction with WestNet|
|2015||Murphy Pipe and Civil||2007||SEA Gas|
APGA Environment Award
The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has since 2012 presented an annual Environment Award to recognise the achievements of an APGA member in enhancing the environmental performance of the pipeline industry and its personnel.
Past Winners of the Environment Award
|2020||Australian Gas Infrastructure Group|
|2017||Spiecapag Lucas Joint Venture|
|2016||CNC Project Management|
|2014||CNC Project Management|
|2012||McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd|
APGA Diversity and Inclusion Award
The APGA Diversity and Inclusion Award has been established to recognise and promote diversity and inclusion in the Australian pipelines and gas industries and the member companies operating in these industries. This award recognises and promotes the positive contribution made by an APGA member company that has demonstrated an outstanding contribution in the timeframe or introduced an initiative to encourage diversity and inclusion within the Australian pipelines and gas industries from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. The program or activities could have been begun before the nominated year, but have made a significant achievement in the year to 30 June 2020. For the purposes of the award, diversity in the workplace means that an organisation employs a diverse team of people that is reflective of the society in which it exists and operates. Inclusion is taken to be the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organisation’s success.
Past Winners of the Diversity and Inclusion Award
|Year||Diversity and Inclusion Award|