ITEC 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony

Our Annual Awards took place at a unique African restaurant in the heart of Cape Town. We were honoured to have Mrs. Deborah Burnett as an invited guest to receive the awards on behalf of her late husband, Graham Burnett. During the emotional presentation, Deborah decided to share the honour of collecting Graham’s Awards with Tjebbe Roestenburg and Mark Campbell, who gave fitting speeches to recognise Graham’s outstanding contribution to IRATA over the past 29 years, as did the IRATA Chairman, Jonathan Capper.

We would also like to posthumously pass on our congratulations to Graham Burnett, who won in all of the following categories:

IRATA International Volunteer of the Year - Winner: Graham Burnett
Longstanding Contribution to Rope Access - Winner: Graham Burnett
Outstanding Achievement in Rope Access - Winner: Graham Burnett

Thank you to all Members who registered their nominations for our ITEC 2017 Annual Awards.

Special thanks go to our guest speaker, who was individually awarded a memento as an acknowledgement of our appreciation.

Guest Speaker Mementos
Toby Thorp, City of London Corporation

Jonathan Capper, Deborah Burnett, and Rodney Marage - IRATA 2017 Annual Awards

Jonathan Capper, IRATA Chairman (left), Deborah Burnett (center) receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award and Rodney Marage, IRATA Secretary (right)

Jonathan Capper, Mark Stephen, And Rodney Marage - IRATA 2017 Annual Awards

From the left: Jonathan Capper, IRATA Chairman; Mark Stephen, South Africa RAC Chairman and Rodney Marage, IRATA Secretary receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award on behalf of Graham Burnett

Mark Stephen - IRATA 2017 Annual Awards

Mark Stephen, South Africa RAC Chairman receiving the
Longstanding Contribution to Rope Access Award on behalf of Graham Burnett


Tjebbe Roestenburg, and Deborah Burnett - IRATA 2017 Annual Awards

Tjebbe Roestenburg, IRATA Auditor and Assessor and Deborah Burnett receiving the Outstanding Achievement in Rope Access Award on behalf of Graham Burnett


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