Awards and Scholarships

IPWEA NZ has a long-standing history of presenting awards for Asset Management Excellence in Aotearoa, as well as supporting our infrastructure leaders of tomorrow through young leaders awards, with the support of AECOM and IMNZ. 

In 2022, we are proud to introduce three new scholarships designed to advance the careers of asset management professionals.

Find out more about each scholarship and award, as well as how to apply.

About IPWEA NZ Scholarships

Young Leader Scholarship
with the support of IMNZ and AECOM

The recipient of the Young Leader Scholarship attends IMNZ leadership training up to the value of $8,000. This annual Scholarship provides the opportunity for an IPWEA NZ member to develop the skills and expertise necessary to enhance their senior management capability and potential. All members with less than 10 years post tertiary work experience in asset management and who hold a position of management responsibility are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

The Priyani de Silva-Currie Emerging Asset Management Professional Scholarship

The Priyani de Silva-Currie Emerging Asset Management Professional Scholarship will provide the opportunity to complete the Australasian Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning and Integrating Asset Management Governance courses up to the value of $5,000. This course will set the winner up for attaining CPAM certification with the World Partners in Asset Management.

This annual Scholarship provides the opportunity for an IPWEA NZ member to develop the skills and expertise necessary to enhance their asset management capability. Preference will be given to applicants of ethnic/cultural and gender groups who are poorly represented in the asset management profession.

Emerging Governance Scholarship

The recipient of the Emerging Governance Scholarship completes the Institute of Directors Company Directors course up to the value of $10,000 to set them up for future governance roles. 

This annual Scholarship provides the opportunity for an IPWEA NZ member to develop the skills and expertise necessary to undertake current or future governance roles.  All members working at executive or governance Board level (in any area) are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Senior Professional Scholarship

The recipient of the Senior Professional Scholarship attends an international public works/asset management conference up to the value of $5,000.  This annual Scholarship provides the opportunity for an IPWEA NZ member to expand their networks and knowledge of asset management at an international level.  All members with more than 15 years post tertiary work experience in asset management are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

NB This scholarship has been awarded for 2022 with the recipient attending the August 2022 Public Works Expo in Charlotte USA (hosted by the American Public Works Association).

IPWEA NZ Awards

Our Excellence awards and the Hynds paper of the year, are designed to re designed to recognise excellence in asset management projects.

IPWEA NZ Asset Management Excellence Awards

Celebrating excellence in asset management

Hynds Paper Of the Year

The three best papers from those accepted for presentation at the IPWEA NZ conference.