NZOQ Awards & Honours

Honouring the spirit of quality and excellence

Recognising outstanding contributions and service, NZOQ celebrates individuals who have significantly shaped and advanced the pursuit of quality in New Zealand.
A testament to commitment and excellence, these awards and honours celebrate individuals who have made remarkable contributions to quality in New Zealand—inspiring others to strive for the same standard.

From special service to lifetime achievement, these accolades showcase the dedication and impact of our members and contributors in fostering world-class quality practices. Join us in honouring those who exemplify the spirit of quality and excellence in their professional endeavours.

Special Service Award
Certificate of Appreciation
Honorary Life Membership
Lifetime Achievement Award

NZOQ Lifetime Achievement Award

About this award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is granted to those members who have demonstrated a very long contribution, service, and commitment to the progress of the New Zealand Organisation for Quality.

This premier award was instigated in 2012 and was then dedicated to the memory of Bryan Wenmoth (1946–2012), NZOQ's first Executive Director.

Recipient
Graeme Absalom (Christchurch)
Joe Hollander (Palmerston North)
Anthony Stephenson (Auckland)
Roger Atkinson (Christchurch)
Dr. Kelly Mara (Wellington)
Year
2019
2016
2016
2012
2012

Recipients are displayed by most recent year awarded, then surname.

NZOQ Honorary Life Membership

About this honour

Honorary Life Membership of the New Zealand Organisation for Quality is granted to those members in recognition of their extraordinary contribution to the advancement of quality in New Zealand.

Recipient
Graeme Absalom
Roger Atkinson
Diane Baguley
Lynley Coburn
W. Edwards Deming
Abraham Fenn
Dan Forsman
Joe Hollander
Walter L. Hurd
Kelly Mara
Anthony Stephenson
Tess Stewart
Ainsley Te Hiwi
Michael Voss
Bryan Wenmoth
Nigel Wyse

Recipients are displayed by surname.

NZOQ Certificate of Appreciation

About this award

The Certificate of Appreciation is awarded to those who have contributed to the progress of quality and excellence in their professional areas.

Recipient
Craig Thornton
Bob Chittenden
Year
2018
2007

Recipients are displayed by most recent year awarded.

NZOQ Special Service Award

About this award

The Special Service Award is granted in recognition of outstanding service to the New Zealand Organisation for Quality.

Recipient
Dr. Martin Andrew
Leesa Buchanan
Nicky Campbell-Allen
Dr. Jackie Graham
Chris Hunt
Tess Stewart
Graham Forsman
Mark Nihoniho
Nandu Raut
Tony Rew
Diane Whitehead
Nigel Grigg
Ron Guthrie
Wayne Hutchinson
Abraham Fenn
Gordon McGowan
A. McNaught
Ian Hendra
Michael Voss
Chris Burns
Ailsa Milner
Dan Forsman
Siham El Kafafi
Bob Simpson
Andrew Wills
Alison Carter
Lil Handey
Phil Kemble
Hemant Kukde
Douglas McMillan
Christina Porter
Nigel Wyse
Fraser Boyd
Ceillhe Connor
Geoff Edwards
Peter Hercock
John McArthur
Robyn Reid
Craig Thornton
Chris Tuffnell
Maureen Whineray
Paul Dibley
Gerry Ruffell
Paul Woods (posthumously)
Gillian Bohm
Lynley Coburn
Janice McEwan
Petrina Kim Rollinson
Shirley Vollweiler
Bob Chittenden
Janice Attrill
Ross Fallon
Keith Ferguson
Bob Harle
Peter Massee
Bryan Melville
Bill Phillips
Robin Russell
Ray Wilkinson
Graeme Absalom
Paul Andrews
Roger Atkinson
Diane Baguley
M. E. (Tim) Ball
John Barr
Clive Bleaken
Ian Carden
Ron Clifton
Athol Crosbie
Peter Cullerne
Mark Dykes
George Edwards
Robert Gilling
Neil Graham
Jeff Hond
Graeme Keeley
John Kenny
Stephen Lewis
Kevin Lysaght
Bruce MacDiarmid
Kelly Mara
E. D. (Ted) Martin
Peter Mather
Roger Metcalfe
Robert Murry
Lloyd Olivecrona
John Pearce
R. (Bob) Pickles
Adrian Price
Denise Riches
Ross Ridings
Valerie Rogers
Alec Rosner
Ken Ross
Don Simons
Gordon Smith
Norm Stannard
Anthony Stephenson
Bruce Sutherland
Bryan Wenmoth
Joyce Wenmoth
Derek Wheeler
Gavin Whyte
Year
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2022
2018
2018
2018
2018
2018
2015
2012
2012
2010
2010
2010
2008
2008
2007
2007
2005
2005
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1994–1995
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1994–1995
1994–1995
1994–1995
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1994–1995
1994–1995
1994–1995
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1994–1995
1994–1995

Recipients are displayed by most recent year awarded, then surname.

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