Gavin Webb Award 2020 recipient announced

Gavin Webb Award 2020 recipient announced

Michael Carlsen (Mick), Lead Field Operator at Moura, has been awarded the annual Gavin Webb Award for 2020. The award aims to recognise employee excellence and their contribution to the overall Westside business.

Westside’s CEO Matt Wallach, said Michael was the third person to be presented with this award.

“Mick was selected based on the criteria for the award which includes, exemplary safety attitude, following the Westside​ values, high standard of performance, job knowledge and knowledge transfer and significant contribution.

“There was also a criteria added this year for helping others in a COVID year.”

Mr Wallach thanked staff for their nominations for the award.

“I thank everyone who nominated other employees for this award – in this challenging year we received a record number of submissions, and had a truly outstanding field of nominees.”

Westside’s Chief Operating Officer Simon Mewing travelled to Moura to present the award to Mick at the Moura staff Christmas party.

Gavin Webb’s legacy

Gavin Webb joined Westside in 2016, working in Moura before moving back to Brisbane.  He was a valued member of the Westside team, demonstrating high standards of operational excellence.  Gavin was diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND) in 2018 and left the company at the time of his diagnosis.  Sadly, we said our final farewell to Gavin in August this year.

Throughout his illness, Gavin supported others living with MND, and was a prolific fundraiser for MND research, giving hope and inspiration to others for both today and the future.

Westside created the Gavin Webb Award in his honour.  Each year a new recipient is recognised with their name engraved on the plaque, which continues to take pride of place at the Westside Brisbane office.