NZDIA Defence Relationship Award

The NZDIA/Defence Relationship Award recognises an individual working for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) or Ministry of Defence (MOD) who has made an outstanding contribution to Defence/industry relationships.


The Award will identify the Defence person or persons who have best contributed to building or improving the Defence/Industry relationship.
The aim of the Award is to publicly recognise good performance in this area and provide the opportunity for the NZDIA and Defence to promote constructive and collegial relationships between Defence and Industry.


Nominations will be called for by the NZDIA each year. Nominees will normally be individuals – any Defence Official (uniformed or civilian, all ranks) who has made an outstanding contribution to improving Defence/Industry Relationships. In some instances, a small group (e.g. a procurement cell) may be nominated.
Nominations will be accepted from:
  • NZDF or MoD personnel in respect of members of their staff
  • Members of the NZDIA
  • Other parties who have had a particular experience of good relationships


Judging will occur in the month before the Annual NZDIA Forum, by the NZDIA Board. The Board may seek supplementary information from the nominators or referees named in the nomination.

Download Nomination Form for Defence Relationship Award 2018