October 12, 2022
CLAREMONT, CA—The Society for the Advancement of Consulting® (SAC), the leading global association of independent consulting professionals, today announced the winners of the Corrie Shanahan Memorial Award for Advancing Consulting. The awards were presented at the 19th annual meeting of the organization, held virtually this year with an extended agenda and global participation.
The recipient of this year’s award for Creativity & Innovation is David Ogilvie of Brisbane, Australia.
“The business environment continues to remain in flux post-pandemic, with economic upheaval and the devastating war in Ukraine ,” said Linda Popky, co-Executive Director of SAC. “Consultants must continue to adapt to changing conditions for themselves and their clients.”
“This year, in addition to honoring the outstanding consultant of the year, we are also proud to recognize a SAC member who displayed outstanding creativity and innovation—both in their own practice, as well as in how they work with their clients.”
About David Ogilvie
David Ogilvie’s expertise in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and supply-chain management makes him one of the world’s leading business-improvement specialists.
From his base in Brisbane, Australia, David works with executives of both publicly listed and privately owned businesses to help them build strategic direction and apply technology to improve operational performance and profitability. His industry-leading intellectual property includes SureSelect™, a methodology for selecting the right products and software vendors for businesses; the ERP Success Formula™, a framework and methods for keeping digital transformation and technology projects successfully on track, and 4V Supply Chain Model™, a framework for building supply-chain resiliency into operations. David is a published author, speaker, and consultant in high demand.
The Advancing Consulting Awards
The awards are given to independent consultants who have done the most to advance the profession in the previous year. They’re named in memory of Corrie Shanahan, an SAC member who passed away in 2019. Corrie Shanahan was an expert in rapidly strengthening organizational performance, productivity, and corporate culture, and the author of Do it, Mean it, Be it: The Keys to Achieve Success, Happiness and Everything You Deserve at Work and in Life.
“We are thrilled to recognize the “best of the best” in the consulting profession,” said Lisa Anderson co-Executive Director of SAC and President of LMA Consulting Group. “Just as Corrie showed creativity and innovation in both her consulting practice and her approach to life in general, our nominees stood out above the crowd.
David Ogilvie noted, “Corrie Shanahan was an extraordinary consultant and a wonderful woman. I am very honoured to win this in her memory and to hold dear the values she held. To be recognised by my peers, considering the exceptional quality of people in SAC, is beyond belief for me.”
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