Distinguished Service Award

DSA Award Winners

The BELMAS Distinguished Service Award is our highest accolade; it is presented to those who have throughout their career, significantly contributed to BELMAS work in the field of educational leadership, management and administration and has “moved knowledge forwards” within the Society and the wider community.

DSA Winners are given lifetime membership of BELMAS and are invited to continue to support BELMAS work by joining the Distinguished Service Award Advisory Board. This Board meets twice a year to provide field insight and feedback to the Chair of BELMAS and the Executive Officer in relation to the work of the Society.

WATCH: Philip Woods receive his DSA at the 2019 Conference

Below are the BELMAS DSA winners since its inception:

2005 – Harry Tomlinson / Rene Saran
2006 – Peter Ribbins
2007 – Ron Glatter
2008 – Tony Bush
2009 – Tim Simkins
2010 – Barbara Vann
2011 – Chris James
2013 – David Cracknell
2015 – Megan Crawford / Peter Earley
2016 – Helen Gunter / Jacky Lumby
2017 – Michael Bottery
2018 – Colin Russell
2019 – Philip Woods
2022 – Saeeda Shah
2023 – Paul Miller