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SAIA Committe Lunch Awards: Nomination Process and Winners

There are a number of committees and forums at SAIA that requires commitment and hard work from all who sit on these committees.

In nominating individuals for the SAIA Chairperson of the year and Committee Member of the year - the SAIA management team looks at the various committees at SAIA and identify individuals who are not only members of these committees just by attendance, but who have shown commitment and have gone the extra mile in helping address issues that SAIA and the industry is dealing with. The number of committee meetings the individual attends; if they sit in other committees, workgroups or task teams and if they have done additional work for the committee they represent is also considered in the selection process.

At this year’s committee lunch which took place on  27 October 2016, the award winners were announced under the following catagories: 

Chairperson of the year was awarded to Mr. Steve Smith. Steve is the Chairman of the SAIA Legal and Compliance Committee and has served on the committee for many years and has served as Chair previously. He is extremely dedicated to the committee and the industry at large. His knowledge and passion has bode him well in his current position as Chair and he always endeavors to make a difference where he can. Steve also takes initiative on regulatory and legislative matters.

Committee Member of the year was awarded to Mr. Roy Stephen. Roy is a committed and detailed orientated member of a number of SAIA committees and forums. He has a talent for spotting potential challenges and greatly contributes to the work of the SAIA.

Mr Jack Smit was awarded the special recognition award. Jack has supported SAIA and in particular the nuclear pools for many years with his special in depth knowledge and experience of insurance and engineering. He is ever willing to impart knowledge and is a true gentleman.

The SAIA congratulates all the award winners.

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