We Are Menzies Awards 2023 global winners

5 May 2023

In December, we invited everyone to nominate their colleagues for the 2023 We Are Menzies Awards.

When the nominations closed, we had received more than 2,700 nominations globally - more than double the number of nominations we received last year!!  From speaking up to stop work in dangerous situations and arranging emergency catering to avoid a flight cancellation, to responding to emergencies, flooding and hurricanes, supporting colleagues' wellbeing in a crisis and sharing knowledge and experience with colleagues to provide the best service to our customers, the wide range of nominations showcase the commitment of our colleagues who go above and beyond every day.

The Executive Management Board had the difficult job of deciding the global winners from the regional finalists. I’m delighted to announce our employee of the year, the global values awards winners and the winners of the performance awards.

Employee of the Year

Edgar Cruz, pictured above and based in Mazatlan, Mexico and winner of the global Safety & Security award was chosen as our employee of the year. Edgar demonstrated his commitment to safety & security during a serious incident, involving exchanges of gunfire at the Mazatlan station. Edgar assumed control and leadership to follow the emergency response procedures to reassure and safeguard Menzies team members. Congratulations Edgar, very well deserved!

Our values awards celebrate colleagues living our values and going above and beyond every day.

Values Award winners

  • Safety & Security: Edgar Cruz, Mazatlan (MZT), Mexico - for keeping the team safe during a serious safety incident
  • Teamwork: Andrew Chin, Orlando (MCO), USA – for his commitment to the team and station to co-ordinate station recovery following a hurricane
  • Integrity: Kelly-Anne Scott, Brisbane (BNE), Australia – for spotting and reporting suspicious cargo leading to the confiscation of undeclared products
  • Agility: Selmy Celis, Cozumel (CZM), Mexico – for making quick decisions to avoid cancelled flights
  • Customer Focus: Lauren Gleeson, Melbourne (MEL), Australia – for showing care and going the extra mile for our customers’ airline crew when they experienced issues with catering

Our performance awards recognise the stations with the best year on year revenue and profitability increase and that demonstrate our commitment to safety with no category A incidents.

Performance Award winners

  • Cargo Terminal of the Year: Nairobi (NBO), Kenya
  • Ground Handling Station of the Year: Oaxaca (OAX), Mexico
  • AMI Branch of the Year: AMI Auckland (AKL), New Zealand
  • Fuel Farm of the Year: Palm Beach (PBI), USA
  • ITP Operation of the Year: Edmonton (YEG), Canada
  • Lounge of the Year: Naples (NAP), Italy

Look out for more details on each of our winners in the next few weeks.

Congratulations again to all of our nominees and thank you to everyone who took the time to recognise their colleagues. It was wonderful to see the huge range of ways that colleagues across the globe have demonstrated our values.

Best wishes,

Juliet Thomson
Chief People Officer

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