IQA member Sean Taylor is the 2019/20 winner of the prestigious Caernarfon Award.
The Caernarfon Award is the highest international award that the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) awards annually to the best conference presentation in that year. Since 1989, the Caernarfon Award is presented to someone who the international IQ Presidents have adjudged to have contributed the most to the advancement of the science and practise of the quarrying industry.
Sean Taylor, CEO & MD at Komatsu Australia, presented at the 2019 conference in Geelong. His presentation - Let's Talk about Diversity and Inclusion - openly shared Komatsu's journey to improve diversity and inclusion across their organisation and provided valuable lessons on leadership through the "Say Again?" campaign lead by Sean and senior managers at Komatsu. Sean's presentation received outstanding feedback and the most follow up and interest.
The IQA nominated Sean for the Caernarfon Award based on the quality of the presentation, feedback and what he is doing to help shape the industry.
The International Presidents from all IQ offices judged the award, with overwhelming support for the topic, the style in which he shared the information and the outcome he is achieving to bring real change.
International IQ Presidents include Phil Redmond (UK), Dean Torstonson (New Zealand, Lee Kam Fatt (Malaysia), Ng Heong-chen (Hong Kong), Lazarus Meko (South Africa) and Shane Braddy (Institute of Quarrying Australia)