Winners revealed at NZ HR Awards

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Hundreds of HR leaders from across New Zealand were gathered in Auckland last night as the 19th annual NZ HR Awards got underway.

Held at the SKYCITY Convention Centre, the event saw 16 awards presented to individuals and organisations that have demonstrated excellence in HR.

Kate Daly, who recently moved from Fletcher to BNZ, was one of the biggest winners on the night – receiving the award for HR Generalist of the Year and HR Person of the Year.

“Kate is a very deserving winner of this award for many reasons,” said chief judge, Geoff Summers. “Kate is a well-qualified senior practitioner with extensive experience both internationally and in New Zealand.”

The judges also noted that Daly regularly shares her knowledge and experience outside of her employment and is a board or panel member of many unpaid bodies.

“Her HR and business expertise contributes to the achievement of those organisations’ laudable objectives,” added Summers.

The full list of winners is below:

Emerging HR Practitioner of the Year – Sarah Geraghty, Grant Thornton

HR Generalist of the Year – Kate Daly, BNZ

HR Specialist of the Year – Leslie Taylor, The Warehouse Group

Award for Health Safety and Wellbeing – Spotless Integrated Facilities Services

Award for Learning and Development Capability in the Public Sector – Springboard Trust

Award for Corporate Social Responsibility – Downer New Zealand

Award for Talent Development and Management – Farmlands

HR Business Contribution Award for Small Enterprises/Not-for-Profit – Lifewise, APT, MMN

Award for HR Technology – Comvita

Award for Organisational Change and Development – Lion

Award for Outstanding Workplace – Lion

Christian Dahmen Memorial Award for HR Innovation – GHD

Award for Recruitment Excellence - Department of Corrections

Award for Diversity and Inclusion – Vodafone NZ

Award for Workforce Engagement Programme of the Year – Mercury

HR Person of the Year 2018 – Kate Daly, BNZ


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