Finalists Announced: Premier’s Award for Individual Excellence & Achievement

Round 1, 2013

The following four public sector employees have been selected as finalists for the first round of judging of the Premier’s Award for Individual Excellence & Achievement in 2013. The winner will be announced in mid June.

Sheila O’Donovan
Senior Education and Training Officer, NSW Ombudsman
Nominated for her vision and leadership in promoting high standards of service delivery through the development and delivery of innovative training programs. The suite of training programs, including courses, workshops and forums, are now available to public and private organisations in Australia and overseas.

Sue Walker
Area Manager, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Office of Environment and Heritage
Nominated for her leadership in the development and implementation of the Arakwal National Park and the ongoing success of the Arakwal Indigenous Land Use Agreement. The Arakwal National Park is the first in Australia to be created under an Indigenous Land Use Agreement, with the traditional owners, the Byron Bay (Arakwal) people, as joint managers with the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Professor Robyn Ward
Director of Cancer Services, Prince of Wales Hospital & Clinical Associate Dean of Prince of Wales School, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.
Nominated for her initiative in developing, implementing and continuously improving eviQ Cancer Treatments Online, a point-of-care information system that provides evidence-based information and resources on cancer treatment. The system currently supports medical clinicians and cancer patients across Australia and overseas.

Lisa Woodland
Multicultural Leaning and Workforce Development Officer, Multicultural Health Service, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Nominated for her innovative services to migrant and refugee communities, including her significant involvement in the Fear and Shame project. The project uses community theatre to communicate issues about the stigma of mental health in the Macedonian community. This approach has since been adopted to promote an understanding of the stigma of cancer in other culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Click here to read about the winner of the 2012 Premier’s Award for Excellence in Public Service Delivery, Mardi Croke