Each year the Australia and New Zealand School of Government recognises outstanding achievement by students of its executive master of public administration.
ANZSOG gives awards to the student or team who achieves the highest mark in each core subject.
The winners for the 2017 EMPA cohort, who completed their course at the end of last year, were announced last week at the Paterson Oration, given by New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia Annette King.
The winners are:
Delivering Public Value: Penelope Marshall, Queensland Treasury, QLD
Government in a Market Economy: Louise Majkut, Department of Health and Human Services, VIC
Designing Public Policies and Programs: Melissa D’Agostino, Department of Education and Training, Victoria; Yasmin Hunter, Department of Justice, NSW; Kaylene Jones, State Emergency Service, NSW; Tim Price, Department of Social Services, Commonwealth; Simon Taylor, Department of Communities, WA
Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Adrian Bootes, Department of Health, Commonwealth
Governing by the Rules: Stephanie Jolly, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, QLD; Fiona Lansdown, Department of Education, NSW
Leading Public Sector Change: Sonja Cox, Public Sector Commission, WA
Managing Public Sector Organisations: Michael Garrod, Department of Environment and Water, SA
Work-Based Project: Andrew Dundon, Cenitex, VIC; Jan Dundon, Mental Health Tribunal of Victoria, Vic; Thomas Kuster, Department of Health and Human Services, VIC; Anne Lenz, Brisbane City Council, QLD; Rebecca Smith, WA Country Health Service, WA