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The International Quality Awards 2023: Part of Quality Live

We are proud to announce the category winners for the International Quality Awards (IQA) 2023.

The International Quality Awards will return this year as part of Quality Live, the CQI’s new one-day event, brought together thought leaders and quality professionals. This year’s conference explored three key topics affecting the profession: Competitiveness, People and Innovation including the launch of the Profession Map.

The conference concluded with the International Quality Awards, which saw the celebration of excellence in the quality profession, as eight winners collected awards that recognise and reward the contribution of quality professionals, teams and organisations across the globe. 

The 2023 award categories

Emerging Talent

The quality professional who has contributed most to their organisation in the areas of governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context within the first five years of their quality management career.  

The winner is:

  • Catriona Large - CGG

Read more on our Emerging Talent winner and finalists here.

Digital Innovation 

The initiative which best leverages a digital/technology solution to help people improve the performance of their organisation’s business processes, and the quality of product and service outcomes for customers and stakeholders.  

The winner is: 

  • Ministry of Interior, UAE 

Read more on our Digital Innovation winner and finalists here.


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The initiative which best translates environmental, social and governance policy and objectives to improve process, product and service outcomes for existing and future stakeholders.  

The winner is: 

  • Bachy Soletanche 

Read more on our Sustainability Impact winner and finalists here.

Quality Professional of the Year 

A quality professional who has played a key role in advancing their organisation’s governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context.

Entries are restricted to CQI Chartered Members or Chartered Fellows.  

The winner is:

  • Fiona Payne - Hybrid Intelligence (Capgemini Engineering)

Read more on our Quality Professional of the Year winner and finalists here.

Quality Team of the Year  

A team of quality professionals who have contributed most to their organisation through governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context.    

The finalists is:

  • ACCIONA Infrastructure Australia and New Zealand

Read more on our Quality Team of the Year winner and finalists here.

Quality Organisation of the Year  

The organisation which best exhibits a culture of quality and puts it at the heart of everything they do. 

The winner is:  

  • Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation 

Read more on our Quality Organisation of the Year winner and finalists here

CQI Volunteer of the Year ​​​​​

An individual who has demonstrated that they are an exceptional volunteer, displaying dedication and enthusiasm for volunteering for the CQI, and making a positive impact on people or a project while furthering the CQI’s mission and vision.

The individual is nominated by themselves or is nominated by another volunteer, a CQI or IRCA member, or the CQI’s Executive team.

The winner is:  

  • John Mills  

Read more on our CQI Volunteer of the Year winner here.  

Outstanding Contribution to Quality Management Practice

An individual who or organisation which has made a significant and lasting contribution to the quality management discipline with clear consequential benefit to society, in any one or more of the following domains:

  • Academic thinking
  • Education 
  • Policy 
  • Practice 

This award is not open to public nominations.

The winner is:  

  • Dame Judith Hackitt  

Read more on our Outstanding Contribution to the Quality Management Practice winner here


This year's event would not have been possible without the support of our industry partners, AWE, BAM, Leonardo, Mott MacDonald and UKAS. Learn more about our partners here.   

View photographs from the IQA 2023 ceremony

Watch highlights from this year's award ceremony

Meet our partners

Learn more about the organisations partnering with us for the 2024 event

Get in touch

If you have any further questions about Quality Live and the International Quality Awards, please contact our Event Manager Katie Steingold.