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Merit Awards

Merit Awards

The EIANZ Merit Awards recognise members and practitioners who have made an outstanding contribution to the Institute and the environment profession. The Merit Awards have been presented annually at the Gala Dinner, held as part of EIANZ's Conference, since 2007. Four awards are named after Honorary Life Members of the Institute: Simon Molesworth, Mary Lou Morris, Tor Hundloe and Eric Anderson.

Awards are made in the following categories:

Simon Molesworth Award

This is the highest award bestowed by the Institute recognising outstanding service to the Institute at an institute level.

Mary Lou Morris Award

This award recognises a member of the Institute who has provided outstanding service to the Institute at a Divisional or Chapter level.

Tor Hundloe Award

This award recognises outstanding contributions to the environment profession by a young professional (30 years and under).

Eric Anderson Award

This award is for the best article published in the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management during the year.

The Environmental Practitioner of the Year Award

This award recognises outstanding contributions to environmental practice by certified environmental practitioners and is presented by the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme.


2019 Guidance notes for nominating

This guidance aims to assist those making nominations for the Simon Molesworth, Mary-Lou Morris and Tor Hundloe awards, and to assist the review committee and Board in deciding on the recipients for these awards. The Eric Anderson and Certified Environmental Practitioner of the year awards are subject to separate nomination and review processes.

Click here for guidance notes for nominating

Merit Award recipients

Award
Recipient

2019

Simon Molesworth Award

Lachlan Wilkinson

Mary Lou Morris Award

Dugal McFarlane

Tor Hundloe Award

Jack Annear

Eric Anderson Award

Sumit Lodhia, Nigel Martin & John Rice (2018) One Stop Shopping as a regime: a crowdsourced analysis of integrated environmental approval policy, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.25, No 4, pp 420-438

2018

Simon Molesworth Award

Zena Helman

Mary Lou Morris Award

Martin Juniper

Tor Hundloe Award

Isobel Oldfield

Eric Anderson Award

Clement A. Tisdell, Harriet J. Preece, Sabah Abdullah and Hawthorne L. Beyer

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Scott Hanna

2017

Simon Molesworth Award

Di Buchan

Mary Lou Morris Award

Mark Breitfuss

Tor Hundloe Award

Daniel Lim

Eric Anderson Award

Piers Larcombe and Angus Morrison-Saunders

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Marc Salmon

2016

Simon Molesworth Award

Jon Womersley

Mary Lou Morris Award

Fiona Gainsford

Tor Hundloe Award

Bridgette McDougall

Eric Anderson Award

Chirag Mehta, Robyn Tucker, Glenn Poad, Rod Davis, Eugene McGahan, Justin Galloway, Michael O'Keefe, Rachel Trigger and Damien Batstone

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Judith Roper-Lindsay

2015

Simon Molesworth Award

Richard Sharp

Mary Lou Morris Award

Adam Smith

Tor Hundloe Award

Sophie Cowie

Eric Anderson Award

G. Wardell-Johnson, D. Schoeman, T. Schlacher, A. Wardell-Johnson, M.A. Weston, Y. Shimizu and G. Conroy

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Lachlan Wilkinson

2014

Simon Molesworth Award

Michael Chilcott

Mary Lou Morris Award

Claire Gronow

Tor Hundloe Award

Zara Marais

Eric Anderson Award

A. Curtis, H. Ross, G. Marshall, C. Baldwin, J. Cavaye,
C. Freeman, A. Carr and G. Syme

Excellence in Professional
Practice Award (Large Company)

Transport for NSW

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Su Wild-River

2013

Simon Molesworth Award

Professor Helen Ross

Mary Lou Morris Award

Tom Davies

Tor Hundloe Award

Elizabeth Buchan

Eric Anderson Award

Graeme Pearman

Excellence in Professional
Practice Award (Small Company)

Edge Environment

Excellence in Professional Practice Award (Large company)

Sydney Catchment Authority

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Claire Gronow

2012

Simon Molesworth Award

Bill Haylock

Mary Lou Morris Award

Fay Woodward

Tor Hundloe Award

Vicki Brady

Eric Anderson Award

Liam Phelan

Corporate Award for a project demonstrating innovation and leadership

BMTWBM

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Alexandra Blood

2011

Simon Molesworth Award

Leo Fietje

Mary Lou Morris Award

Howard Briggs

Tor Hundloe Award

Melissa Cowlishaw

Eric Anderson Award

Darla Hatton-McDonald and Mark Morrison

Excellence in Professional Practice Award

Biodiversity Assessment and Management

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Simon Leverton

2010

Simon Molesworth Award

Dr Judith Roper-Lindsay

Mary Lou Morris Award

Anita Mitchell

Tor Hundloe Award

Amy Clore

Eric Anderson Award

Djawal Yunipingu and Samanth Muller

Excellence in Professional Practice Award

Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

John Stanisic

2009

Simon Molesworth Award

Nigel Murphy

Mary Lou Morris Award

Steve Wilke

Tor Hundloe Award

Louise Rhodes

Eric Anderson Award

Chris Jacobsen, Marc Hockings and RW (Bill) Carter

Excellence in Professional Practice Award

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Mark O'Brien

2008

Simon Molesworth Award

Alan Chenoweth

Mary Lou Morris Award

Michael Pitcher

Tor Hundloe Award

Lana Heydon

Eric Anderson Award

Simone Carr-Cornish, Peta Ashworth and John Gardner

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Adam Smith

2007

Simon Molesworth Award

David Hogg

Mary Lou Morris Award

Simon Cavendish

Tor Hundloe Award

Scott Thompson

Eric Anderson Award

Suzanne Benn, Dexter Dunphy and Andrew Griffith

Environmental Practitioner of the Year

Hugh Lavery