IPAR’s Managing Director, David Sagar, took home the Exceptional Leadership Award at the Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) Victoria Awards held on August 7th.
Won for ‘demonstrated leadership in the provision of workplace rehabilitation or return to work services’, the award acknowledges the exceptional leadership that David has shown both within our organisation and the wider occupational rehabilitation industry.
When David became Managing Director in 2003, IPAR had 14 employees across two states. Under his leadership, IPAR has grown rapidly with nearly 300 team members and office locations in every state and territory. David works tirelessly to foster a culture of collaboration and connection across our teams, promoting professionalism yet fun, and lives true to our organisational values. He has committed significant time and resources to ensure training and support is industry leading, and he genuinely cares and is interested in every consultant. David’s leadership has shaped IPAR’s distinctive culture, driving our high retention rates and creating our culture of high performance.
IPAR had an additional 4 nominees on the night, including:
Best New Starter Award
Original Employer – Emma McMahon
New Employer – Selena Wawrzyniak
Outstanding Return to Work Achievement Award
Psychological claim – Melanie Weightman
Outstanding Consultant Award
Original Employer – David Rees
Congratulations to all our nominees for their outstanding performance and ‘flying the flag’ for IPAR.