Sydney’s Danielle Booth was presented with the prestigious 2022 VERTO Excellence in Innovation award.

Ms Booth was selected from more than 200 staff across 40 VERTO sites (NSW, ACT and Victoria) in recognition of her hard work and commitment to driving innovation across the training services space.

VERTO Chief Executive Officer, Ron Maxwell, described Ms Booth as an outstanding member of the VERTO team, who has been integral in the implementation of two new systems across the organisation.

“Danielle has been a shining light for VERTO. Her innovative approach has helped the team navigate a challenging few years, working through a global pandemic,” Mr Maxwell said.

“Danielle demonstrates VERTO’s Guiding Principles on a daily basis and she thoroughly deserves to be recognised for her Excellence in Innovation award.”

Ms Booth was one of 15 winners recognised at a presentation dinner in the Blue Mountains. The full list of winners is below:

  • Excellence in Cross Service Support – Communications Team
  • Excellence in Innovation – Danielle Booth (Sydney)
  • Excellence in Leadership – Allannah Clarke (Wollongong)
  • Excellence in Leadership RCC – Mel Livermore (Wagga Wagga)
  • Excellence in Indigenous Outcomes – Mary Croaker and The Oberon Employment Services Team
  • Excellence in Team Performance – The VERTO Tender and AASN Teams 
  • Excellence in Team Performance RCC – Lisa Douglas (Wagga Wagga)
  • Service Star (Apprenticeship Services) - Tricia Murtagh (Sydney)
  • Service Star (Community Services) - Sharyn Semmens (Bathurst)
  • Service Star (Corporate Services) - Jon Ulbricht (Newcastle)
  • Service Star (Employment Services) - Ann Lawrence (Port Macquarie)
  • Service Star (Training Services) – Taryn Smail (Albury)
  • Employee of the Year - John McIvor (Newcastle)
  • Gary Lowe Memorial Award for Outstanding Teacher, Trainer and/or Assessor - Renae Harland (Bundaberg)
  • Graham Draffin Scholarship – Chris Harrison (Bathurst)