Boral asphalt stars shining across all ages and experience
Boral encourages the contributions of people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds and this has become evident recently in our asphalt business. The leadership, safety, passion and dedication of 10 Boral employees, spanning from graduates to those who have worked in the asphalt industry for more than 35 years, were recognised by the industry body, the Australia Asphalt Pavement Association’s state and national awards recently.
“Our employees have shown leadership potential and skills, worked above and beyond their normal role and contributed to the asphalt industry,” said Boral CEO & President Wayne Manners. “Diversity and inclusion at Boral mean we all have something to learn from each other. It is the diversity and inclusion of thought, background and experience that shines through with our employees.”
Younger people led the way for Boral in the AAPA Graduate/Cadet of the Year Award category, which is presented to a person with less than three years’ experience and had developed leadership potential and skills. The award also recognises how they sought positive outcomes and interacted with industry stakeholders and AAPA over and above their normal role.
This honour was presented to Boral employees in four states – Graduate Engineer Callum Campbell (Victoria), Engineer Cadwgan Bratton-Palmer (Western Australia), Account Manager Cassandra Palmieri (South Australia) and Continuous Improvement Engineer Catherine De Lorenzo (NSW). Catherine also won the national award
“Their success is encouraging for the future of Boral and our diversity in age and experience,” Mr Manners said. “All contributions are valuable. We see our jobs, business and challenges individually through different lenses.
“These viewpoints have been developed through many years of personal and professional experience, fresh thinking, exposure to a variety of skills and abilities, younger people, and cultural backgrounds.”
Mark Tierney received the South Australia Field Worker of the Year Award for his outstanding on-site performance of delivering high-quality production outcomes and workmanship, having a commitment to safety, customer service, being a positive role model and teamwork. It is also to recognise his guidance and advice to peers and showing initiative.
The Victorian and national Male Industry Leader Award – recognising outstanding leadership, commitment and contribution to the industry and AAPA as well as delivering innovation and change for Boral – was presented to Tim Oudenryn, Boral's National Planning and Business Development Manager – Asphalt. Our Western Australian leaders led the way for equality with Western Region General Manager John Ralph receiving the Male Leadership and Anne Paterson receiving the Western Australia Female Industry Leader.
Philip Neumann received the Queensland Emerging Leader Award, presented to someone under the age of 35 with less than 10 years’ experience in the industry.
AAPA life membership was bestowed upon Queensland Asphalt General Manager Rob McGuire for his contribution to the industry over many years.
“Our people are best asset,” Mr Manners said. “We respect and value the unique talents, perspectives and contribution each employee brings to Boral. It is wonderful to see that the talent and contribution of these people has been recognised."
The faces of Boral (from left): Cassandra Palmeiri, Catherine De Lorenzo, Cadwgan Bratton-Palmer, Callum Campbell, Mark Tierney, John Ralph, Tim Oudenryn and Rob McGuire.