South Australian project manager scores hat-trick with Asia Pacific awards wins

ElectraNet project manager Elena Zagorenko
ElectraNet project manager Elena Zagorenko
  • ElectraNet project manager Elena Zagorenko wins Young Project Manager of the Year (Asia Pacific) at the 2015 AIPM Project Management Achievement Awards

Following two wins at the 2015 State and National Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) Project Management Achievement Awards, ElectraNet project manager Elena Zagorenko has added Young Project Manager of the Year (Asia Pacific) to her list of accolades.

Ms Zagorenko is the first South Australian woman to win this prestigious title at the 2015 Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management Asia Pacific Project Management Awards held in Kuala Lumpur. The award recognises, honours and promotes excellence and outstanding achievements in project and program management and research in project management within the region.

The hard worker has attributed her success to the support she has received from her managers, project team and being involved with the AIPM, which helped her transition to Australian culture from her native Ukraine.

“In a field where there is very high calibre competition, it is an honour to be recognised for my work and I take this as further motivation to keep improving my professional practice and leadership skills,” she said.

Ms Zagorenko emigrated from Ukraine in 2012 and is a certified practicing project manager. Her win is associated with her innovative approach to refurbishing essential services infrastructure (high-voltage isolators) across South Australia, as part of ElectraNet’s Substation Plant Isolator Refurbishment Project.