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It’s our pleasure to announce the 105 finalists in this year’s much-anticipated 2017 Executive of the Year Awards, which celebrate the success, innovation and business acumen of individuals in corporate Australia. With thousands of entries, our 10 experienced judges from a range of industries have had another mighty challenge to determine the finalists in each of the 23 categories, including the pinnacle: CEO of the Year.

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More information about the Awards can be found at executiveawards.com.au.


 

Media Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Peter Bosilkovski

Peter Bosilkovski

CEO

Leo Burnett Sydney

Leo Burnett Sydney

 

Jason Dooris

Jason Dooris

CEO

Atomic 212° Group

Atomic 212° Group

 

Michael Ebeid

Michael Ebeid

CEO and Managing Director

SBS

SBS

 

Jaimes Leggett

Jaimes Leggett

Group CEO

M&C Saatchi Group

M&C Saatchi Group

 

 


 

Retail Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Paula Mitchell, General Manager eCommerce of General Pants Co.

Paula Mitchell

General Manager eCommerce

General Pants Co.

General Pants Co

 

Sean Senvirtne, Founder and CEO of MyDeal.com.au

Sean Senvirtne

Founder and CEO

MyDeal.com.au

MyDeal.com.au

 

Shelly Sullivan, Founder and CEO of ModelCo

Shelley Sullivan

Founder and CEO

ModelCo

ModelCo

 

Alistair Venn, Managing Director of Menulog Australia and New Zealand

Alistair Venn

Managing Director

Menulog Australia and New Zealand

Menulog Australia and New Zealand

 

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Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Bob Black, CEO/COO of StarTrack / Australia Post

Bob Black

CEO / COO

StarTrack / Australia Post

StarTrack / Australia Post

 

Rene Lalande, CEO of Transdev Australasia

René Lalande

CEO

Transdev Australasia

Transdev Australasia

 

 

Neil Scales, Director-Geneal of Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads

Neil Scales

Director-General

Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads

Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads

 


 

IT and Telecommunications Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Richard Fiddis, Managing Director - International, Civica

Richard Fiddis

Managing Director - International

Civica

Civica

 

Chad Gates, Managing Director of Pronto Software

Chad Gates

Managing Director

Pronto Software

Pronto Software

 

Trent Innes, Managing Director of Xero Australia

Trent Innes

Managing Director

Xero Australia

Xero Australia

 

Peter Maloney, CEO of GlobalX

Peter Maloney

CEO

GlobalX

GlobalX

 


 

Health and Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Steve Atkins, CEO and Managing Director of Healthe care Australia

Steve Atkins

CEO and Managing Director

Healthe Care Australia

Healthe Care Australia

 

Mike Covey, Vice President and Managing Director of Henry Schein Halas

Mike Covey

Vice President and Managing Director

Henry Schein Halas

Henry Schein Halas

 

Nathan Cheong, Managing Director of BioCeuticals

Nathan Cheong

Managing Director

BioCeuticals

BioCeuticals

 

Marcella Romero, Founder and Managing Director of Rehab Management

Marcella Romero

Founder and Managing Director

Rehab Management

Rehab Management

 

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Building and Construction Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

George Boumoussa, CEO and Managing Director of GJ Building and Contracting

George Boumoussa

CEO and Managing Director

GJ Building and Contracting

GJ Building and Contracting

 

Shane Dignan, Managing Director of Halikos Group

Shane Dignan

Managing Director

Halikos Group

Halikos Group

 

David O'Connor, Executive General Manager of Diona Civil Engineering Contractors

David O’Connor

Executive General Manager

Diona Civil Engineering Contractors

Diona Civil Engineering Contractors

 

Ryan Steyn, Founder and CEO of Empower Construction

Ryan Steyn

Founder and CEO

Empower Construction

Empower Construction

 


 

Manufacturing Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Will Barton, CEO of Gundagai Meat Processors

Will Barton

CEO

Gundagai Meat Processors

Gundagai Meat Processors

 

Joseph Di Benedetto, Executive Director of Designer Doorware

Joseph Di Benedetto

Executive Director

Designer Doorware

Designer Doorware

 

Dr Aniss G.E. Chami, CEO of Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Dr Aniss G.E. Chami

CEO

Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Vitex Pharmaceuticals

 

Allen Saylav, CEO of AVASS Group

Allen Saylav

CEO

AVASS Group

AVASS Group

 


 

Energy and Resources Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Jim

Jim Athanas

Managing Director Oceania

Xylem Water Solutions

Xylem Water Solutions

 

Barry Fitzgerald, CEO of Roy Hill

Barry Fitzgerald

CEO

Roy Hill

Roy Hill

 

Francois Gouws, Managing Director of TRILITY Group

Francois Gouws

Managing Director

TRILITY Group

TRILITY Group

 

Ian Testrow, CEO and Managing Director of Emeco International

Ian Testrow

CEO and Managing Director

Emeco International

Emeco International

 

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Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Ramzey Choker, Director and Creative Director of The Grounds

Ramzey Choker

Director and Creative Director

The Grounds

The Grounds

 

Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director of Wyndham Vaction Resorts Asia Pacific

Barry Robinson

President and Managing Director

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific

 

Ann Sherry, Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia

Ann Sherry AO

Executive Chairman

Carnival Australia

Carnival Australia

 

Steven Wright, CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks Australia

Steven Wright

CEO

BIG4 Holiday Parks Australia

BIG4 Holiday Parks Australia

 


 

Financial Services Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Vivek Bhatia, CEO and Managing Director of iCare

Vivek Bhatia

CEO and Managing Director

icare

icare

 

Stephen Capello, CEO of BankVic

Stephen Capello

CEO

BankVic

BankVic

 

 


 

Professional Services Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Nick Deeks, Manager Director Australia of WT Partnership

Nick Deeks

Manager Director Australia

WT Partnership

WT Partnership

 

Mark Nielsen, CEO APAC of Talent International

Mark Nielsen

CEO APAC

Talent International

Talent International

 

Andrew Shea, CEO of Builders Academy Australia

Andrew Shea

CEO

Builders Academy Australia

Builders Academy Australia

 

Scott Stavretis, CEO of Acquire BPO

Scott Stavretis

CEO

Acquire BPO

Acquire BPO

 

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Executive Assistant Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Jelena Faine, Executive Assistant to CEO for Origin Energy

Jelena Faine

Executive Assistant to CEO

Origin Energy

Origin Energy

 

Simone Koolloos, Executive Assistant to Group CEO for Blackmores

Simone Koolloos

Executive Assistant to Group CEO

Blackmores

Blackmores

 

Yasmine May, Executive Assistant for iCare

Yasmine May

Executive Assistant

icare

icare

 

Lily North, Executive Assistant to Managing Director for Halikos Group

Lily North

Executive Assistant to Managing Director

Halikos Group

Halikos Group

 


 

Not for Profit Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Tim Conolan, Founder and CEO of TLC for Kids

Tim Conolan

Founder and CEO

TLC for Kids

TLC for Kids

 

David Herman, CEO of Lort Smith

David Herman

CEO

Lort Smith

Lort Smith

 

Anita Monro, Principal for Grace College

Anita Monro

Principal

Grace College

Grace College

 

Caitlin Pearson, General Manager of Marketing & Engagement for Macarthur Disability Services

Caitlin Pearson

General Manager of Marketing and Engagement

Macarthur Disability Services

Macarthur Disability Services

 


 

Start-Up Executive of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Azure Group

 

Matt Jones, Co-founder and CEO of OVO Mobile

Matt Jones

Co-founder and CEO

OVO Mobile

OVO Mobile

 

Simon Meyer, Founder and CEO of FutureYou

Simon Meyer

Founder and CEO

FutureYou

FutureYou

 

Alexis Soulopoulos, Co-founder and CEO of Mad Paws

Alexis Soulopoulos

Co-founder and CEO

Mad Paws

Mad Paws

 

Anthony Svirskis, CEO of TRIBE

Anthony Svirskis

CEO

TRIBE

TRIBE

 

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Young Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Dr Aniss G.E. Chami, CEO of Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Dr Aniss G.E. Chami

CEO

Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Vitex Pharmaceuticals

 

Sara Kahlau, General Manager, Office of the CEO of iCare

Sara Kahlau

General Manager, Office of the CEO

icare

icare

 

Kate Massey, Head of Marketing of JCurve Solutions

Kate Massey

Head of Marketing

JCurve Solutions

JCurve Solutions

 

Sean Senvirtne, Founder and CEO of MyDeal.com.au

Sean Senvirtne

Founder and CEO

MyDeal.com.au

MyDeal.com.au

 

Sabri Subri Suby, CEO of King Kong

Sabri Suby

CEO

King Kong

King Kong

 


 

Sales Executive of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Boardpad logo

 

Mike Cameron, Group Executive, Customer & Revenue of PEXA

Mike Cameron

Group Executive, Customer & Revenue

PEXA

PEXA

 

Steven Hoyle, Commerical Director of Employsure

Steven Hoyle

Commercial Director

Employsure

Employsure

 

Andrea Ingham, Director of Sales ANZ of Spotify

Andrea Ingham

Director of Sales ANZ

Spotify

Spotify

 

David Roddick, Sales and Marketing Director of Adshel

David Roddick

Sales and Marketing Director

Adshel

http://www.adshel.com.au/

 


 

Marketing Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Kate Massey, Head of Marketing of JCurve Solutions

Kate Massey

Head of Marketing

JCurve Solutions

JCurve Solutions

 

Tasman Page, Marketing Director of Menulog Australia and New Zealand

Tasman Page

Marketing Director

Menulog Australia and New Zealand

Menulog Australia and New Zealand

 

Trisca Scott-Branagan, Executive Director, Marketing of Deakin University

Trisca Scott-Branagan

Executive Director, Marketing

Deakin University

Deakin University

 

Julie Toma, General Manager - Marketing and Communications of Sonic Clinical Services

Julie Toma

General Manager – Marketing and Communications

Sonic Clinical Services

Sonic Clinical Services

 


HR Executive of the Year

 

Franck Appleby

Franck Appleby

People and Performance Director

Adshel

Adshel

 

Natalie Brooke, Human Resources Director of Menulog Australia and New Zealand

Natalie Brooke

Human Resources Director

Menulog Australia and New Zealand

Menulog Australia and New Zealand

 

Michael Morris, Head of Talent of Employsure

Michael Morris

Head of Talent

Employsure

Employsure

 

Chris Regan, Head of People Experience of Xero

Chris Regan

Head of People Experience

Xero

Xero

 

Maria Ruiz, Chief People and Culture Officer of BankVic

Mari Ruiz

Chief People and Culture Officer

BankVic

BankVic

 

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CIO of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Diligent

 

Peter Auhi, CIO of City of Adelaide

Peter Auhl

CIO

City of Adelaide

City of Adelaide

 

George Lymbers, CIO of Thomas Holt

George Lymbers

CIO

Thomas Holt

Thomas Holt

 

Leigh Morrow, Chief Digital Officer of Haileybury

Leigh Morrow

Chief Digital Officer

Haileybury

Haileybury

 

Andrea Walsh, CIO of Isentia

Andrea Walsh

CIO

Isentia

Isentia

 


 

CFO of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

sunsuper

 

Morten Belling, Finance Director of Menulog Australia and New Zealand

Morten Belling

Finance Director

Menulog Australia and New Zealand

Menulog Australia and New Zealand

 

David Colusso, Finance Director Oceania of Xylem Water Solutions

David Colusso

Finance Director Oceania

Xylem Water Solutions

Xylem Water Solutions

 

Matt Galanos

Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Australian Turf Club

Australian Turf Club

 

Magdalena Kosior-Molloy, CFO of Holman Webb Lawyers

Magdalena Kosior-Molloy

CFO

Holman Webb Lawyers

http://www.holmanwebb.com.au/

 


 

Chairperson of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Australia Institute of Company Directors

 

Alan Cameron, Chairman of PEXA

Alan Cameron AO

Chairman

PEXA

PEXA

 

Greville Pabst, Executive Chairman of WBP Property Group

Greville Pabst

Executive Chairman

WBP Property Group

WBP Property Group

 

Gina Rinehard, Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting Group

Gina Rinehart

Executive Chairman

Hancock Prospecting Group

Hancock Prospecting Group

 

Ann Sherry AO, Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia

Ann Sherry AO

Executive Chairman

Carnival Australia

Carnival Australia

 


 

Managing Director of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Chivas

 

Jim Athanas, Managing Director Oceania of Xylem Water Solutions

Jim Athanas

Managing Director Oceania

Xylem Water Solutions

Xylem Water Solutions

 

Vivek Bhatia, CEO and Managing Director of icare

Vivek Bhatia

CEO and Managing Director

icare

icare

 

Caleb Bush, Managing Director and Vice-President of George P. Johnson Australia

Caleb Bush

Managing Director and Vice-President

George P. Johnson Australia

George P. Johnson Australia

 

Nathan Cheong, Managing Director of BioCeuticals

Nathan Cheong

Managing Director

BioCeuticals

BioCeuticals BioCeuticals

 

Trent Innes, Managing Director of Xero Australia

Trent Innes

Managing Director

Xero Australia

Xero Australia

 

Alistair Venn, Managing Director of Menulog Australia and New Zealand

Alistair Venn

Managing Director

Menulog Australia and New Zealand

Menulog Australia and New Zealand

 

Nick Verykios, Managing Director of Arrow

Nick Verykios

Managing Director

Arrow

Arrow

 


 

CEO of the Year - Finalists

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Jason Dooris, CEO of Atomic

Jason Dooris

CEO

Atomic 212°

Atomic 212°

 

Bob Black, CEO/COO of StarTrack/Australia Post

Bob Black

CEO/COO

StarTrack / Australia Post

StarTrack/Australia Post

 

Michael Edeid, CEO and Managing Director of SBS

Michael Ebeid

CEO and Managing Director

SBS

SBS

 

Barry Fitzgerald, CEO of Roy Hill

Barry Fitzgerald

CEO

Roy Hill

Roy Hill

 

Jaimes Leggett, CEO of M&C Saatchi Australia

Jaimes Leggett

CEO

M&C Saatchi Australia

M&C Saatchi Australia

 

Mark Nielsen, CEO APAC of Talent International

Mark Nielsen

CEO APAC

Talent International

Talent International

 

Sean Senvirtne, Founder and CEO of MyDeal.com.au

Sean Senvirtne

Founder and CEO

MyDeal.com.au

MyDeal.com.au

 

Scott Stavretis, CEO of Acquire BPO

Scott Stavretis

CEO

Acquire BPO

Acquire BPO

 

Shelley Sullivan, Founder and CEO of ModelCo

Shelley Sullivan

Founder and CEO

ModelCo

ModelCo

 

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