Research Industry Leadership Awards 2019


Nominations closed 13 September 2019

The Jayne Van Souwe Research Industry Leadership Award recognises research professionals who have made a significant and long-term contribution to the growth, promotion or advancement of the Australian research, data and insights industry.

The inaugural nominees include: (L to R): Brian Fine, Darren Pennay, Jim Reed, Martin Filz and Rob McLachlan.

This award celebrates an exceptional leader who:

  • Has contributed to the growth, promotion or advancement of the Australian research, data and insights industry.
  • Has made a significant contribution beyond that required in their paid employment.
  • Has demonstrated the highest ethical standards.
  • Demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, such as integrity and initiative, mentoring and giving back, dedication and determination, resilience and risk-taking, and passion for innovation that has a lasting impact.
  • Has held a senior position of leadership.
  • Has significant experience within the research, data and insights industry sector, 10 years+.

Leadership award nominations

To nominate a candidate for this award please complete the following questions and submit by 13 September 2019
  • Nominators Details

  • Must be from an AMSRO member organisation
  • Nominee's details

  • (AMSRO Membership is not compulsory for nomination)
  • Nomination Details

    Please describe how the nominee meets each of the following selection criteria. Responses should be no longer than 250 words. Where possible, provide examples to support your statements.

  • The Judging panel may also consider the following in assessing and comparing nominations:
    • How has the nominee contributed to the industry to benefit others?
    • How have they demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity?
    • The degree of difficulty of the achievement (and sacrifices made).
    • The nature and length of activity or service.
    • Current or and likely future impact on industry.
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Jayne Van Souwe

Jayne Van Souwe

16 July 1959 –
15 April 2019