The CEO Magazine has revealed its top 102 finalists for the 2016 Executive of the Year Awards. Ranging over 24 categories, the awards will honour and acknowledge some of the finest business leaders and professionals in Australia.

The 2016 Executive of the Year Awards features two new categories: Professional Services Executive of the Year, and Sport and Recreation Executive of the Year, and among the other 22 categories are the elite awards; CEO of the Year, CFO of the Year, CIO of the Year, Managing Director of the Year, and Chairperson of the Year.

Host Eddie McGuire returns for his fifth consecutive year to MC the event, and to gather more than 550 guests on 24 November at Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Chris Dutton, CEO and Co-Founder of The CEO Magazine says, “We are continuously impressed with the high-calibre and quality of entrants the Executive of the Year Awards attracts. And we are proud and honoured to highlight these individuals for their contributions in their respective categories.”

The awards set out to acknowledge the efforts of business leaders both new and veteran, and reward those who made notable difference in the corporate world during the 2015/2016 Financial Year.

Click on a category below to see the finalists:

For media inquiries please contact Taurus Marketing on 02 9415 4528. More information about the Awards can be found at executiveawards.com.au.

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Media Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

James Leggett - headshot

Jaimes Leggett

Group CEO Australasia

M&C Saatchi Group

 

Jason Dooris - headshot

Jason Dooris

CEO

Atomic 212° Group

 

Karen Stocks - Headshot

Karen Stocks

Managing Director

Twitter Australia

 

Peter Bosilkovski - headshot

Peter Bosilkovski

CEO

Leo Burnett Sydney

 

Rob Atkinson - headshot

Rob Atkinson

CEO

Adshel

 


 

Retail Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

John Winning - headshot

John Winning

CEO

Winning Group

 

Kate Morris - Headshot

Kate Morris

CEO

Adore Beauty

 

Michael Ford - Headshot

Michael Ford

CEO

The Good Guys

 

Shelley Barrett - Headshot

Shelley Barrett

CEO

ModelCo

 


 

Transport And Logistics Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Gary Edstein - Headshot

Gary Edstein

CEO Oceania

DHL Express

 

Kerrie Mather - Headshot

Kerrie Mather

CEO and Managing Director

Sydney Airport

 

Nancy Nguyen - Headshot

Nancy Nguyen

Marine and Logistics Category Manager

Woodside Energy

 

Shane Ellison - Headshot

Shane Ellison

Managing Director NSW

Transdev Australasia

 


 

IT and Telecommuications Executive of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Boardpad logo

 

Nick Verykios - Headshot

Nick Verykios

CEO

Distribution Central

 

Peter Maloney - Headshot

Peter Maloney

CEO

GlobalX Legal Solutions

 

Peter Yialas - Headshot

Peter Yialas

Managing Director

DX Solutions

 

Tim Reed - Headshot

Tim Reed

CEO

MYOB

 


 

Health and Pharmaceuticals Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Christine Holgate - headshot

Christine Holgate

CEO

Blackmores

 

Stephen Cornelisson - Headshot

Stephen Cornelissen

Group CEO

Mercy Health

 

Mark Middleton - Headshot

Mark Middleton

CEO

Icon Group

 

Annis Chami - Headshot

Dr Aniss Chami

CEO

Vitex Pharmaceuticals

 


 

Building and Construction Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Clinton Dick - Headshot

Clinton Dick

Director

Liberty Industrial

 

Danny Assabgy - Headshot

Danny Assabgy

CEO

Hudson Homes

 

Darren Wallis - Headshot

Darren Wallis

CEO and Managing Director

G.J. Gardner Homes

 

James Kelly - Headshot

James Kelly

Managing Director

Lifestyle Communities

 


 

Manufacturing Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

David Oliver - Headshot

David Oliver

Australia Region President

ASSA ABLOY

 

Greg Ellis - Headshot

Greg Ellis

Managing Director

Rinnai Australia

 

Nigel Garrard - Headshot

Nigel Garrard

CEO and Managing Director

Orora Limited

 

Stuart Payne - Headshot

Stuart Payne

Director

GP Graders

 


 

Energy and Resources Executive of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Roy Hill & Hancock Prospecting logo

Roy Hill & Hancock Prospecting logo

 

Sean Gordon - headshot

Sean Gordon

CEO

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

 

Louise Cordina - Headshot

Louise Cordina

CEO

Cordina Group

 

Dhruv Deepak - Headshot

Dhruv Deepak ‘DD’ Saxena

Managing Director

Riverina Oils & Bio Energy

 


 

Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

David Assef - Headshot

David Assef

Managing Director

Spicers Retreats

 

Karen Bolinger - Headshot

Karen Bolinger

CEO

Melbourne Convention Bureau

 

Karin Sheppard - Headshot

Karin Sheppard

COO – Australasia and Japan

IHG

 

Simon Mcgrath - Headshot

Simon McGrath

COO – Pacific region

AccorHotels

 


 

Financial Services Executive of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Leaseplan

 

Craig Dent - Headshot

Craig Dent

CEO

State Trustees Limited

 

Greg ONeill - Headshot

Greg O'Neill

President and CEO

La Trobe Financial

 

Vivek Bhatia - Headshot

Vivek Bhatia

CEO and Managing Director

icare

 

John Linehan - Headshot

Jon Linehan

CEO and Managing Director

Defence Bank

 


 

Professional Services Executive of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

KnightFrank

 

Laura Ruffles - Headshot

Laura Ruffles

CEO Australia and New Zealand and Global COO

Corporate Travel Management

 

Murray Hunter - Headshot

Murray Hunter

Founder

Design + Industry

 

Nick Deeks - Headshot

Nicholas Deeks

Managing Director

WT Partnership

 

Tim Orton - Headshot

Tim Orton

Managing Director

Nous Group

 


 

Sport and Recreation Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Eugene Arocca - Headshot

Eugene Arocca

CEO

Confederation of Australian Motor Sport

 

Ian Campbell - Headshot final

Ian Campbell

CEO

JUMP! Swim Schools

 

Marne Fechner - Headshot final

Marne Fechner

CEO Netball World Cup 2015

Netball Australia

 

Tobias Pearce - headshot

Tobias Pearce

CEO

The Bikini Body Training Company

 


 

Executive Assistant of the Year - Finalists

 

Christine Neville - Headshot

Christie Neville

Executive Assistant

BPM

 

Larissa Auditore - Headshot

Larissa Auditore

Executive Assistant to the CEO and Managing Director

icare

 

Simone Koolloos - Headshot

Simone Koolloos

Executive Assistant

Blackmores

 

Thu Snowden - Headshot

Thu Snowden

Executive Assistant to Office of the Chairman

KPMG

 


 

Not for Profit Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Anna Bryce - Headshot

Anne Bryce

CEO

Achieve Australia

 

Gerry Anderson- Headshot

Gerald Andersen

CEO and Company Secretary

Foodbank NSW and ACT

 

James Forbes - Headshot

James Forbes

Marketing Manager

Nature Conservation Trust of NSW

 

Janelle Goulding - Headshot

Janelle Goulding

CEO

City West Housing

 

Matthew Miles - Headshot

Dr Matthew Miles

CEO

MS Research Australia

 


 

Start-up Executive of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

The Architecture Practice logo

 

Anthony Wright - Headshot

Anthony Wright

Principal and CEO

Lexvoco

 

Kath Purkis - Headshot

Kath Purkis

CEO

Her Fashion Box

 

Lincoln Easton - Headshot

Lincoln Easton

CEO

Progressclaim.com

 

Michael Farley - headshot

Michael Farley

CEO

WYZA

 

Ryan Hanly - Headshot

Ryan Hanly

CEO and Co-Founder

Travello

 


 

Young Executive of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Eos logo

 

David Rohrsheim - Headshot

David Rohrsheim

General Manager ANZ

Uber

 

Mark Wizel - Headshot

Mark Wizel

Senior Director

CB Richard Ellis

 

Sean Senvertine - Headshot final

Sean Senvirtne

CEO and Founder

MyDeal.com.au

 

Suren Chandrajit - Headshot

Suren Chandrajit

CEO

LEDified

 


 

Sales Executive of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Tourism New Zealand logo

Brian Krishna - Headshot

Brian Krishna

Sales and Industry Marketing Director Oceania

Xylem Water Solutions

 

Eric Jeanmaire - Headshot

Eric Jeanmaire

Sales Director

Blackmores

 

Kane Draper - Headshot

Kane Draper

National Business Development Manager

Dimple Care

 

Suzy Nicoletti - Headshot

Suzy Nicoletti

Head of Online Sales

Twitter Australia

 


 

Marketing Executive of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

acer

 

Cara Cunningham - Headshot

Cara Cunningham

Marketing Director

BPM

 

John Arnott - Headshot

John Arnott

Executive Director, Customer

ING Direct Australia

 

Nicole McInnes - Headshot

Nicole McInnes

Marketing Director ANZ

Pandora

(now Marketing Director Australia for eHarmony)

Robert Ambler Frazer - Headshot

Robert Ambler-Frazer

Chief Marketing Officer

The Good Guys

 


 

HR Executive of the Year - Finalists

 

Alla Keogh - Headshot

Alla Keogh

Head of People and Performance

MYOB

 

Jennifer Todd Wilson - Headshot

Jennifer Todd-Wilson

Human Resources Director Oceania and Japan

Xylem Water Solutions

 

Linda Redfearn - Headshot

Linda Redfearn

Head of Human Resources

Blackmores

 

Rebecca Nash - Headshot

Rebecca Nash

Group Executive, People and Culture

Perpetual

 


 

CIO of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Acquire BPO logo

 

Carl Gadini - Headshot

Carl Gadini

CIO

The Good Guys

 

Simon Raik-Allen - Headshot

Simon Raik-Allen

Chief Technical Advisor

MYOB

 

Tim Thurman - Headshot

Tim Thurman

CIO

ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)

 

William Daniel Confalonieri - Headshot

William Daniel Confalonieri

Chief Digital Officer, CIO and Vice President

Deakin University

 


 

CFO of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Sunsuper logo

 

Aaron Canning - Headshot

Aaron Canning

CFO

Blackmores

 

Cameron Small - Headshot

Cameron Small

Group CFO

Pepper Group

 

Michael Harvey - Headshot

Michael Harvey

COO and CFO

Australian Radio Network

 

Ross Koscharsky - Headshot

Ross Koscharsky

CFO

Icon Group

 


 

Chairperson of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

AICD logo

Barry O’Brien - Headshot

Barry O’Brien

Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer

Atomic 212° Group

 

Marcus Blackmore - Headshot

Marcus Blackmore

Chairman of the Board

Blackmores

 

Rod Douglas - Headshot

Rod Douglas

Chairman

Mr Rental

 

Tina West - Headshot

Tina West

Chairperson

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

 


 

Managing Director of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Chivas logo

 

Karen Stocks - Headshot

Karen Stocks

Managing Director

Twitter Australia

 

Nathan Cheong - Headshot

Nathan Cheong

Managing Director

BioCeuticals

 

Nicholas Deeks - Headshot

Nicholas Deeks

Managing Director

WT Partnership

 

Rolando Schirato - Headshot

Rolando Schirato

Managing Director

Vittoria Food and Beverage

 


 

CEO of the Year - Finalists

Sponsored by

Maserati logo

 

Adrian Di Marco - Headshot

Adrian Di Marco

CEO and Founder

TechnologyOne

 

Christine Holgate - Headshot

Christine Holgate

CEO

Blackmores

 

Jaimes Leggett - Headshot

Jaimes Leggett

Group CEO Australasia

M&C Saatchi Group

 

Jason Dooris - Headshot

Jason Dooris

CEO

Atomic 212° Group

 

Nigel Garrard - Headshot

Nigel Garrard

Managing Director and CEO

Orora Limited

 

Pete Bosilkovski - Headshot

Pete Bosilkovski

CEO

Leo Burnett Sydney

 

Rob Atkinson - Headshot

Rob Atkinson

CEO

Adshel

 

Stephen Cornelissen - Headshot

Stephen Cornelissen

Group CEO

Mercy Health

 

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