CBAFF Young Achiever Award

Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of NZ Inc., Fiji Airways, Independent Verification Services and WiseTech Global are proud to partner on the


CBAFF Young Achiever Award

Win an all expenses paid trip to Fiji and $1,500 spending money!



Stand out from the crowd and showcase your talents to others within your company and industry!


Fiji Airways, Independent Verification Services and WiseTech Global join CBAFF in an effort to recognise a young person who is a high achiever within his/her chosen field in the customs broking/freight forwarding/international freight logistics industry and has the desire and skills to further themselves and their career.



We are now accepting applications for the 2019 CBAFF Young Achiever Awards.





Applications close 5pm Monday 11 February 2019 and reports must be received by the CBAFF administration team by 5pm Friday 15 March 2019.




To be eligible for the award, the nominee must:

  • Currently work within the Freight Forwarding / Custom Broking industries
  • Must be under the age of 30 as at 31 March 2019.
  • Currently be employed by a company which is a Business member of CBAFF
  • Be a Citizen or Permanent Resident of New Zealand
  • Submit an application form and describe export/import processes


The Prize

The winner receives:

  • An all expenses paid trip to Fiji to meet agents and view an airport in operation including
  • NZ$1,500 spending money
  • IVS training courses to the value of $4,000 for the recipient (to be taken before 30 June of the following year)
  • Complimentary attendance at the Annual CBAFF Conference in the year following the Award. The winner will be asked to present a summary of their report and findings from the trip to Singapore.
  • Automatic nomination for the FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award.
  • ‘Young Achiever Award’ Plaque
  • Recognition for the winners employer


Finalists receive:

  • Complementary attendance at the Annual CBAFF Conference Dinner for the announcement of the winner and award presentation
  • Return flights to the Annual CBAFF Conference destination
  • One night’s accommodation at the Annual CBAFF Conference venue


The Judges

A judging panel will comprise of a representative from:

  • Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of NZ Inc.
  • Fiji Airways
  • NZ Maritime School – Manukau Institute of Technology
  • Independent Verification Services
  • WiseTech Global

The judging panel will consider the report and conduct an interview of each applicant. All applicants will be required to attend the interview at their own expense.


Past Winners


2018 - Award not run

2017 - Phil Burgess, Bernard International

2016 - Kayla McKelvie, Oceanbridge Shipping

2015 - Bridget Tapper, Geodis Wilson

2014 - Renee Conroy, CEVA Logistics (NZ) Limited

2013 - Olivia Kinnane, Oceanbridge Shipping

2012 - Award not run

2011 - No Winner

2010 - Matthew Archer, Oceanbridge Shipping

2009 - Lisa Jensen, UTi New Zealand Limited

2008 - Michael Wilson, Agility Logistics Limited

2007 - Olivia Kinnane, Oceanbridge Shipping

2006 - Nick Philp, Cunningham Gill Limited

2005 - Matthew Naylor, Schenker (NZ) Ltd

2004 - Hadley Page, UTi New Zealand Limited

2003 - No Winner

2002 - Simone Jarman, Pacific Gate Logistics Limited

2001 - Wade Brown

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