The winner of the McConnell Dowell Group Values Award for 2023 is...

Steven Shortland!

Steven was a supervisor on our Gisborne Water Treatment Plant project in New Zealand when the most destructive tropical cyclone to ever hit the southern hemisphere, Cyclone Gabrielle, ripped through the North Island causing over NZ$13.5 billion worth of damage.

The potable water supply to the Gisborne area failed, while the road networks were significantly affected, disconnecting townships along State Highway 35.  Many local roads were also closed due to landslips and flooding.

In response, Steven mobilised a range of foodbanks and charitable organisations throughout the region, helping to get essential supplies through to disconnected communities. 

Well done Steven on living our Value of Safety & Care, and on winning the award.

Steven, pictured left.