Andy Philpott (Department of Engineering Science, University of Auckland; ORSNZ council member) and Shane Henderson, (Cornell University, formerly at Department of Engineering Science, University of Auckland) have been named as 2017 INFORMS Fellows for their outstanding contributions in the field of OR.
For further information about the 2017 INFORMS Fellows see this link
Dr James Tipping, Manager of Strategy and Regulation, Trustpower, was announced the Young Energy Professional of the Year at the 2017 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards on 9 August 2017. James is a member of ORSNZ and completed his PhD at the University of Canterbury, supervised by Grant Read, Don McNickle and Deb Chattopadhyay.
For further details: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1708/S00369/james-tipping-named-young-energy-professional-of-the-year.htm