Congratulations to our state winners of the 2012 NAWIC Awards for Excellence

12 Nov 12

Female leaders from Leighton Contractors took out three Awards at last month’s 2012 National Association of Women in Construction Awards (NAWIC) for Excellence.

The Infrastructure Division’s Cate Marr, Kathryn Winter and Samantha Hayes all won prestigious NAWIC Awards in their respective states.

Cate Marr was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Construction Award for demonstrating best practice in her role as Leighton Contractor’s South Australian Estimating Manager.  The judges specifically recognised her excellence in managing complex project components through tender option selection, ensuring value for money and cost effectiveness and successfully meeting client expectations through successful work winning and project delivery.

Kathryn Winter won the Outstanding Achievement in Design Award for her work as a Design Manager on the new $1.85 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital Project, where she is responsible for the planning and fit-out of 45,600m2 of floor area, as well as integration of the facility’s art work, interior design and wayfinding packages. Kathryn was recognised for achieving best practice in design by demonstrating effective consultation and liaison with users and project stakeholders.

At the Queensland and Northern Territory Awards, Samantha Hayes took out the award for Achievement in Sustainable Development for her work on the Leighton Contractors Northern Infrastructure Environmental Sustainability Strategy. Samantha has been instrumental in embedding sustainability into our business, developing the first region-wide environmental sustainability strategy. Samantha’s recent appointment as Leighton Contractors’ Energy and Efficiency Group Manager will allow her to be involved in future national environmental sustainability strategies across Leighton Contractors.

Leighton Contractors continues to sponsor a number of NAWIC awards in regions across Australia, reflecting the increasing significance of our female leaders in the construction industry.