CASE Asia-Pacific Leadership Award
The CASE Asia-Pacific Leadership Award recognises CASE member institutional heads, presidents, vice-chancellors, chancellors, system heads or other campus chief executive officers for outstanding efforts in promoting and supporting education and institutional advancement.
This award recognises the following contributions from individuals who:
- Actively support advancement
- Create a vision and inspire others
- Establish a positive image for their institution while leading it to higher levels of success
- Increase their institution's stature in the community
- Encourage innovation among employees
Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS
Professor Brian Schmidt is recognised globally as an accomplished vice-chancellor, a Nobel Prize laureate, and a leading astrophysicist. A natural leader through example, he has a clear vision for ANU and the higher education sector, and has advocated for it. He embraces the demands advancement work places on a vice-chancellor, directly investing in the growth of advancement at ANU and advocating for the value of philanthropy across the university.
CASE Asia-Pacific Distinguished Service Award
The CASE Asia-Pacific Distinguished Service Award recognises inspirational advancement professionals whose accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact on institutional advancement, and whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of fellow colleagues.
This award recognises the following contributions from individuals:
- Leadership in their profession
- Demonstration of best practice and innovation in their profession
- Service to the CASE Asia-Pacific community of practice
Nick Blinco is an exemplary and inspirational leader. Under his leadership, The University of Melbourne exceeded the ambitious targets and successfully completed The Believe Campaign. In his collaborative style, he set up the Senior Advancement Leadership Team to take a collective approach to the leadership of advancement, building strong and supportive relationships with his senior colleagues, and encourages his team to do the same.