Wagga Wagga businesswoman wins Transgrid Leadership Award

28 November 2022

Wagga Wagga businesswoman and author Vickie Burkinshaw has taken home the Transgrid Leadership Award at the 2022 Community Achievement Awards for Regional NSW and the ACT.

The awards encourage, acknowledge, and reward the valuable contributions of individuals, communities and businesses which contribute to making regional NSW and the ACT a better place.

The Transgrid Leadership Award acknowledges local role models who through their leadership pave the way for others to follow.

Vickie is the President of the Friends of the Gallery, President of the Wagga Women’s Health Centre, and an active member of the business community.

Through her consultation business café and events venue, Vickie has encouraged creative artists of all genres and fostered engagement of diverse cultures and recognition of the importance of re-establishing connections with First Nations Wiradjuri.

Transgrid Community Engagement Operations Team Leader James Tydd presented Vickie with her award at the Community Achievement Awards gala dinner in the Blue Mountains.

“It is fantastic to see our continued involvement in these awards which recognise people making a real positive difference in their local communities.

“Vickie has shown tenacity, dedication, selflessness, and leadership to become a driving force in the Wagga Wagga community and we’re delighted to recognise her remarkable achievements.

“Transgrid is proud to recognise Vickie’s contributions to the Riverina as well as those of the other finalists. It is important that we support and work with local communities as we plan and deliver major projects and manage our existing network,” he said.  

Transgrid would also like to congratulate the other finalists Jemma Coulter from Alstonville, Louise Azzopardi, from Bligh Park and Rhiannan Barr from Moree.