Les Ward has given a number of years to the Institute of Quarrying NZ as a member, Branch Chairman of the Waikato/BOP Branch, an IOQ NZ board member for a number of years and President from 2015 to 2017. His support of the Institute has been unwavering and will no doubt continue for many more years. This year his term ends and he is presented the IOQ NZ crest in recognition of his service.