Celebrating and rewarding outstanding staff performance

The Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Staff Excellence Awards were initiated in 2008 as a means of recognising, celebrating and rewarding the outstanding performance and significant contributions to the School by our staff in areas not acknowledged through other reward and incentive schemes.

The Award categories are aligned with the School's Vision, Mission and Values and recognise those remarkable staff whose actions support Griffith Business School in furthering our Strategy 2017 - 2020.

Staff Excellence Awards now closed

Award categories

Performance Excellence Award

This award recognises sustained excellence in service to Griffith Business School and / or Griffith University over a minimum three-year period. The award demonstrates the importance and criticality of performance excellence if the School is to achieve its strategic and operational goals. Although originally conceived of as an award for professional and general staff who provide outstanding service to the School and the University, it is also open to academic staff. Both individual staff members and teams are eligible.

Responsible Leadership Award

This award recognises staff who demonstrate responsible leadership in their professional and/or personal endeavours and actions that have inspired, developed and supported others to be socially responsible business leaders. The leadership should be sustained for a period of time, and demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and ethical behaviour and respect for others, such as embracing diversity and inclusiveness.

Engagement Award

This award recognises outstanding service that enhances the School's engagement with industry, government, alumni and/or the social communities we serve. The service should be sustained for a period of time, have resulted in a mutually beneficial partnership or collaboration, and demonstrate how it has contributed to enhancing the School's reputation and profile.  This award recognises the importance and criticality of strong ties with, and contributions to the community

Innovation Award

This award recognises innovation and agility in either service delivery, learning and teaching, and/or community relationship building, in or on behalf of Griffith Business School. The innovation(s) must be sustained, recognised by others, and transformational (demonstrable outcomes of positive change), and be relevant to new and emerging challenges in the higher education sector. The award demonstrates the importance of ongoing innovation in all that we do, and acknowledges staff who are committed to help build a future-focused community to achieve sustained improvements in support of our Strategy 2017 - 2020.

Global Orientation Award

This award recognises a staff members commitment to preparing students to have a global orientation, with a special focus on the Asia region, in either service delivery or the student learning experience. The service and/or learning experience (including co- and extra-curricular activities) should be sustained for a period of time, be related to the development of cutting-edge business knowledge and skills, and have resulted in students feeling more globally connected.

Sustainable Business Practices Award

This award recognises remarkable leadership in progressing the School's goals of sustainable development, either through the development and implementation of sustainable practices within the School or through research and teaching initiatives that inform sustainable business practices in the broader community. This leadership must be manifested in concrete actions that change the way we and/or the communities we serve to operate, and must be evident over a sustained period of time. The award demonstrates the importance of moving us and/or our stakeholders towards sustainable (business) practices in our everyday work lives.

2020 Award winners

Performance Excellence Award

Award winner: Griffith Business School Centro Team – Amy Thompson-Ridsdale, Lexi White, Sue Nagle, Jennie Justin, Karen Spencer, Kate Rees, Tanya Stephenson, Di Butler, Merrellann Wiles, Helen Pountney

Highly commended: Jacqueline Ford

Innovation Award

Award winner: Ms Kathy Harris

Highly commended: Ms Lenka Boorer

Sustainable Business Practices Award

Ms Khyla Truloff

Global Orientation Award

Associate Professor Tapan Sarker

Responsible Leadership Award

Ms Jelena Dekker

Engagement Award

Dr Julienne Senyard

2019 Award winners

Performance Excellence

Ms Leauarne Adams

Sustainable Business Practices

Ms Rebecca Patmore

Global Orientation

Ms Joanne Fairclough and Ms Stacey Talbot

Responsible Leadership

Professor Caitlin Byrne

Engagement

Associate Professor Sacha Reid

Innovation

Ms Heather Andrews

2018 Award winners

Performance Excellence Award

Wayne Beech

Innovation Award

Danielle Logan

Engagement Award

Joan Carlini and Sian Jones

Global Orientation Award

Kiri Stinson and Meegan Thorley

Responsible Leadership Award

Parmendra Sharma

2017 Award winners

Performance Excellence Award

Jenny Burnett and Tracee McPate

Innovation Award

Pearl Lee

Engagement Award

Caroline Riot and Michelle Whitford

Global Orientation Award

Natasha Vary

Responsible Leadership Award

Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore

2016 Winners

Excellence in Service Award

Ms Jennie Justin

Executive Support Officer, Dean L&T

Community Service Award

Ms Sharon Scarponi

OUA Program Service Officer

Innovation Award

Ms Jessica Yuen

Project Manager - Strategic Planning

2015 Winners

Excellence in Service Award

Ms Sue Nagle

Project Officer, Dean (Academic)

Ms Kate Rees

Academic Services. Consultant/Business

Community Service Award

Professor Mark Brimble

Director, Centre for Financial Independence and Education

Innovation Award

Ms Lenka Boorer

Educational Designer, Learning and Teaching

2014 Winners

Excellence in Service Award

Dr Robyn Cameron

Program Director, Bachelor of Commerce (Gold Coast)

Ms Mandy Cowley

Program Service Team (Gold Coast)

Community Service Award

Dr Alan Blackman

Director, Work Integrated Learning

2013 Winners

Excellence in Service Award

Joanne Nyland

Manager, Alumni (Business)

Community Service Award

Associate Professor Ruth McPhail

GriffithBUSINESS Schools Outreach Program Director

Sustainability Award

Dr Nick Barter

MBA Director

Innovation Award

Innovation Commendation

Dr Nick Barter

MBA Director