2019 Golden Star winners

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Congratulations to our 2019 Golden Star employee award winners who all demonstrated an ability to impact the lives of our colleagues, customers and our communities.

Each year we recognise exceptional achievements from 5,800 employees across our business in Australasia for the Golden Star Awards.

This year we received close to 300 nominations from teams across Australia and New Zealand in front-line, operational and management roles.

With categories designed to reflect our values of Passion, Performance, Innovation, Commitment, Safety and Partnership, the Golden Star Awards recognise our high achievers who have consistently demonstrated the ability to go the extra mile and truly make a difference to the lives of our colleagues, customers and our communities.

A CEO Award was granted to a team from our Sydney Light Rail business who volunteered their time for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

The winners received their Golden Star award and $1500 travel voucher at a ceremony in Melbourne on Friday 29 November.

Congratulations to our journey makers who showed the impact that one person can have on their team and our community.

2019 Transdev Australasia Golden Star winners

PassionJJ Phillips, Train Manager

JJ called out a racist passenger on a Wellington train service. Her intervention attracted international recognition including the Human Rights Commission.

Performance (Customer)Katarina Oliveri, Customer Experience Manager

Katarina has led the transformation of the Sydney bus team customer experience and has been recognised by the Customer Institute of Australia.

Innovation (Journey Maker)Amanda Selleck, Talent Acquisition Project Manager  Amanda has been instrumental in the development of the Transdev Graduate Program which in less than two years since inception was included in the AFR Top 100 Graduate Employers feature.
CommitmentEddy Assad, Pre-service technicianEddy has continually gone above and beyond to keep our light rail network up and running even in extreme weather conditions such as flooding
Safety HeroCarlenna Green, Ticket Inspector

Faced with a life threatening situation resulting from an accident at a rail replacement stop, her quick thinking and calm demeanour helped keep an injured person alive until the emergency services arrived.

PartnershipRob Marangon,  Ferry Master

Rob initiated a “Work Inspirations Program” in partnership with  the Smith Family and students from the Miller Technology School in Liverpool. This initiative provided students with the opportunity to apply for the Maritime Traineeship Program and one of the students gained ongoing employment with our Sydney Ferries team.

CEO AwardSydney Light Rail team (special mention to team members Ajenta Conrad, Cecile Maggiore and Michael Digby) 

Hard-working team members from our Sydney Light Rail team have been volunteering their time to support the Asylum Seeker Centre and have recently been recognised by the NSW Government as finalists in the Corporate Volunteer of the Year category


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