We Are Menzies Awards 2024 global winners

2 May 2024

In December, we invited everyone to nominate their colleagues for the 2024 We Are Menzies Awards.

When the nominations closed, we had received almost 3,500 nominations globally, an increase of around 30% from last year’s nominations! We also launched a brand new sustainability category to celebrate efforts from around the company towards reaching our All In sustainability goals. From averting potential aircraft collisions, through to implementing innovative recycling solutions, the wide range of nominations showcase the commitment of our colleagues who go above and beyond every day.

The Executive Management Team 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

Pictured above, Gabriel Sofronea & Will Bennett, based in London Heathrow, UK and winners of the global Teamwork award were chosen as our joint employee of the year. When a colleague suffered a cardiac arrest, Gabriel and Will took turns performing CPR while the rest of the team coordinated with emergency services. Their well-coordinated response not only saved the life of their colleague but showcased their ability to respond to a crisis as a team. Congratulations Gabriel & Will on your very well deserved win!

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

Values Award winners

Safety & security

Safety & Security
Gabriel Burke, London Luton (LTN), UK – for spotting and reporting suspicious suitcases leading to one of the largest customs seizures at London Luton.


Gabriel Sofronea & Will Bennett, London Heathrow (LHR), UK – for performing life-saving CPR when their colleague suffered a cardiac arrest.


Antoinette Tabet, Sydney (SYD), Australia – for consistently applying her knowledge to spot and report cargo irregularities to Australia Border Force.


Marc Merigot, Edinburgh Park, UK – for his proactive approach to reporting and for his ability to anticipate and adapt to potential challenges to get the job done right.

Customer Focus

Customer Focus
JoAnn Kelleher, Denver (DEN), USA – for building relationships with other teams and using creativity and determination to find solutions to keep customers satisfied.


Dallas Fort Worth Cargo (DFW) – for working with the airport’s Environmental Affairs Department to keep cardboard waste out of landfill during December.

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: Budapest (BUD), Hungary
  • Ground Handling Station of the Year: Durban (DUR), South Africa
  • AMI Branch of the Year: South Africa Express, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Fuel Farm of the Year: POND Fuelling, Sabina, USA
  • ITP Operation of the Year: Liverpool (LPL), UK
  • Lounge of the Year: Naples (NAP), Italy

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

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

Best wishes,

Juliet Thomson
Chief People Officer