Lend Lease employee Sandy Quigley, has been awarded the 2013 INsite Retirement Village Association (RVA) Manager of the Year for New Zealand (NZ).
The announcement was made yesterday at the NZ RVA Conference held at the Marriott Resort & Spa, Surfers’ Paradise in Australia.
The INsite RVA Manager of the Year 2013 is an auspicious industry recognised award keenly contested by high calibre RVA village managers throughout New Zealand. Sandy Quigley, Village Manager at Lend Lease’s Ocean Shores village located at Mount Maunganui, was nominated for this award by the Village Residents Committee.
Terry Middlemost, Lend Lease’s Retirement Living NZ Regional Manager, described Sandy as a truly worthy recipient and someone who always has the needs of her community as her driving force.
“On behalf of Lend Lease and the residents of Ocean Shores village I would like to congratulate Sandy on this outstanding achievement. Sandy has been the village manager at Ocean Shores for almost seven years and this award reflects her dedication and commitment to ensure the ultimate retirement living experience for her community.
“As well as managing day to day operations Sandy has led the redevelopment of the community center and apartment blocks, which included replacing the roof and façade as well as refurbishing the internal amenity. Her continuous communication and reassurance to residents has been the key to a successful outcome,” he said.
During the construction Sandy’s tasks included sourcing suitable off site accommodation at the Anchorage Apartments, Mount Maunganui, packing and moving the residents and supporting them with Ocean Shores staff in their off site location.
“The logistical task was immense, but thanks to Sandy’s management skills, the efforts have paid off and the residents have coped very well with what has been referred to as an extended Holiday,” Mr Middlemost said.
Based on a rigorous set of judging criteria what impressed the judges was the way Sandy managed the logistical challenges of the development works while continuing her full-time role of running the retirement village and looking after the needs of all residents.
Nia Marx, Chair of the Ocean Shore Resident Committee, described Ms Quigley as a fantastic village manager who has a positive attitude that rubs off on everyone she comes into contact with.
“The Resident Committee is delighted that Sandy has been recognised as the INsite Manager of the Year 2013. We are so thankful for her assistance particularly over the past 12 months and this recognition for her hard work under challenging circumstances is well deserved.”