In 2020 RUSH introduced a way to honour our 'Godfather', former Board Chairman, Dr Ray Thomson, who suddenly passed away three years ago. He was someone who grasped every opportunity, was determined in the pursuit of success, and was also a humble, authentic and charismatic individual.
The Godfather Award is presented at our mid-winter celebration to the RUSH Person of the Year, recognising excellence, team work, innovation, leadership, humility, and sustained performance.
The recipient of this year's award joined RUSH in early 2018 as in intern in the engineering team, and has since held many varied jobs in the company - currently working as a Product Owner.
CEO Pavan Vyas called this winner out as a true all rounder who has stamped his mark on some of the company's most important projects. His team ethos, exceptional professionalism and sheer talent are to be admired.
Congratulations to the 2021 Godfather Award winner, Simon Thomas!