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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: 2020 Executive of the Year Awards

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The winners of the 2020 Executive of the Year Awards will be announced at the virtual awards ceremony on 12 November. Register your attendance here.

 

CEO of the Year

Major Sponsor

Maserati Sponsors CEO of the Year

Top row, from left: Mark McGinley, CEO, CouriersPlease; David Gagovski, CEO and Managing Director, Cleaning Melbourne; Kate Farrar, CEO, LGIAsuper;
Sanjiv Manchanda, CEO, Atlas Iron; Marisa Mastroianni, Group CEO and Managing Director, UOW Global Enterprises; Travis Erridge, CEO and Co-Founder, TM Insight.

Bottom row, from left: Clayton Howes, CEO and Co-Founder, MoneyMe; Mark Allison, CEO and Managing Director, Elders; John Winning, CEO, Winning Group;
Louise Adams, Chief Executive – Australia and New Zealand, Aurecon; Anthony Nantes, CEO, Wisr; Kath Blackham, CEO, VERSA.

Learn more about the 12 CEO of the Year finalists.


Managing Director of the Year

Top row, from left: Akash Ahluwalia, Managing Director, Jenny Craig Australia and New Zealand; Kelly Van Nelson, Managing Director, Adecco Australia; David Gagovski, CEO and Managing Director, Cleaning Melbourne; Peter Welling, Former Managing Director, Citizen Services, Serco Asia Pacific.

Bottom row, from left: Shelley Oldham, General Manager, Lismore City Council; Phillip Britt, Managing Director, Aussie Broadband; Marcella Romero, Managing Director, CEO and Founder, Arriba Group; Paul Sansom, Managing Director and CEO, Audi Australia.


CFO of the Year

Top row, from left: John Wise, CFO and Company Secretary, Acumentis Group; Moazam A Shah, Global CFO, Aspen Medical.

Bottom row, from left: Rachel Knight, CFO, Guide Dogs Victoria; Bevan Nicholson, CFO and COO, Hendry.


CIO of the Year

From left: Jack Broughton, Head of IT, King Living; Craig Ulrick, CIO, Acumentis Group; Andrew Collins, CIO, Sport Integrity Australia.


CMO of the Year

Top row, from left: Adriana Giometti, Chief Marketing and Client Relations Officer, Holman Webb Lawyers; Diana Faddoul, Marketing Business Lead, Uniting.

Bottom row, from left: Ben King, National Marketing Manager, CouriersPlease; Serena Leith, Marketing Director, Spotify.


COO of the Year

Top row, from left: Jo Devery, COO, Winning Group; Gerhard Veldsman, COO, Roy Hill.

Bottom row, from left: Scott Gilroy, COO, AusDiagnostics; Matthew John Swindells, COO, Coles Group.


Executive Assistant of the Year

Top row, from left: Candice Golding, Executive Assistant, Dr Jones & Partners Medical Imaging; Grace Newnham, Executive Assistant, MRI Software.

Bottom row, from left: Nick Ginsburg, Executive Assistant to the Provost and Senior Vice-President, Monash University;
Talitha Ramsey, Executive Assistant to the Executive Chairman and CEO, Hancock Prospecting.


HR and Recruitment Executive of the Year

Top row, from left: Ariane Aeschimann-Forbes, HR Director ANZ, Henry Schein; Katy Halliwell, People and Organisation Director, Mars Wrigley Australia.

Bottom row, from left: Ingrid Anderson, Chief People Officer, BWX Australia; Robin Jerome, Managing Partner and Founder, Zeep Medical.


Media Executive of the Year

From left: Luke Girgis, CEO, The Brag Media; Laura Aldington, CEO, Host/Havas; Kath Blackham, CEO, VERSA.


Not-For-Profit Executive of the Year

Top row, from left: Arani Duggan, Head of Marketing and Fundraising, Ronald McDonald House Charities; Naomi Steer, National Director, Australia for UNHCR.

Bottom row, from left: Rachele Grassi, CEO and Secretary General, Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Australia; Jason Juretic, CEO, Stepping Stone House.


Professional Services Executive of the Year

Top row, from left: Carolyn Breeze, General Manager Australia and New Zealand, GoCardless; Peter Welling, Former Managing Director, Citizen Services, Serco Asia Pacific.

Bottom row, from left: Andrew Shea, CEO, Builders Academy Australia; Ryan Cummings, Managing Director, Whale Logistics (Australia).


Property Executive of the Year

Top row, from left: Julian Green, Executive General Manager – Commercial, Property and Infrastructure, Hobart International Airport; Thinus Keeve, Chief Property and Export Officer, Coles Group.

Bottom row, from left: Fotini Pratis, CEO, ACM (Australian Crane and Machinery) Group; Sam El Rihani, Founder and Chairman, Decode Group.


Sales Executive of the Year

From left: Blaine Slater, Group Executive – New Business, TSA Group; Xavier Shortal, Sales Director, Mars Wrigley Australia; Stephen Brown, Sales Director APAC and Managing Director International, BWX.


Startup Executive of the Year

Top row, from left: Amanda Johnstone, Founder and CEO, Transhuman; Martin Karafilis, Co-Founder and COO, Tiliter.

Bottom row, from left: Sangeeta Venkatesan, Executive Chair, FairVine Super; Marcella Romero, Founder and CEO, AimBig Employment.


Young Executive of the Year

Top row, from left: Justin Gaggino, 2IC, HiSmile; Divya Mehta, Deputy Managing Director, Decode Group.

Bottom row, from left: Laura Wedmaier, Commercial Director (Director of Corporate Services), Stuartholme School; Alexis Soulopoulos, Co-Founder and CEO, Mad Paws.

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