Celebrating the best in business the 2016 Executive of the Year Awards were held at Four Points By Sheraton, Darling Harbour.

The Executive of the Year Awards, hosted by Eddie McGuire, now in its fifth consecutive year, is a true celebration of Australia's leading business talents. Finalists were judged by a six-person panel including: Naomi Simson, Founder of Red Balloon, Mark van Dyck, Managing Director of Compass Group, Scott Stavretis, CEO of Acquire BPO, John Karagounis, CEO of The CEO Circle, Chris Dutton, Founder & CEO of The CEO Magazine and The CEO Magazine's Managing Director, Daniel Di Loreto.

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Congratulations to all the 2016 winners

 


 

CEO of the Year

Sponsored by

Maserati

 

CEO of the Year

 

Stephen Cornelissen

Group CEO, Mercy Health

 

CEO of the Year - Runner Up

 

Christine Holgate

CEO, Blackmores

 

CEO of the Year - Highly Commended

 

Nigel Garrard

CEO & MD, Orora

 


 

Managing Director of the Year

Sponsored by

Chivas logo

 

Managing Director of the Year

 

Dave Fenlon, accepting the award on behalf of Nathan Cheong

Nathan Cheong

MD, BioCeuticals

 

Managing Director of the Year - Runner Up

Karen Stocks

Karen Stocks, former MD, Twitter Australia

 


 

Chairperson of the Year

Sponsored by

AICD logo

Chairperson of the Year

 

Tina West

Chairperson, Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

 

Chairperson of the Year - Runner Up

 

Rod Douglas

Chairperson, Mr Rental

 


 

CFO of the Year

Sponsored by

Sunsuper logo

CFO of the Year

 

Michael Harvey

COO & CFO, Australian Radio Network

 

CFO of the Year – Runner Up

 

Aaron Canning

CFO, Blackmores

 


 

CIO of the Year

Sponsored by

Acquire BPO logo

 

CIO of the Year

 

William Confalonieri

Chief Digital Officer, CIO & VP, Deakin University

 

CIO of the Year - Runner Up

 

Simon Raik-Allen

Chief Technical Advisor, MYOB

 


 

HR Executive of the Year

Sponsored by

Godfrey

Linda Redfearn

Head of HR, Blackmores

 


 

Marketing Executive of the Year

 

John Arnott

Executive Director Customer, ING Direct

 


 

Sales Executive of the Year

Sponsored by

Tourism New Zealand logo

 

Suzy Nicoletti

Head of Online Sales (now Managing Director), Twitter

 


 

Young Executive of the Year

Sponsored by

Eos logo

 

David Rohrsheim

GM ANZ, Uber

 


 

Start Up Executive of the Year

 

Sponsored by

The Architecture Practice logo

Lincoln Easton

CEO, Progressclaim.com

 


 

Not for Profit Executive of the Year

Sponsored by

The CEO Magazine

 

Anne Bryce

CEO, Achieve Australia

 


 

Executive Assistant of the Year

 

Larissa Auditore

EA to CEO & MD, Insurance and Care NSW

 


 

Sport & Recreation Executive of the Year

 

Marne Fechner

CEO Netball World Cup 2015, Netball Australia

 


 

Professional Services Executive of the Year

Sponsored by

KnightFrank

 

Congratulations to Tim Orton and Murray Hunter, joint winners of the Professional Services Executive of the Year Award.

Murray Hunter

Founder, Design + Industry

 

Greg Joffe, accepting the award on behalf of Tim Orton

Tim Orton

MD, Nous Group

 


 

Financial Services Executive of the Year

 

Sponsored by

Leaseplan

Martin Barry, accepting the award on behalf of Greg O'Neill

Greg O’Neill

President & CEO, La Trobe Financial

 


 

Hospitality & Tourism Executive of the Year

Sponsored by

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Karin Sheppard

COO Australasia & Japan, IHG

 


 

Energy & Resources Executive of the Year

Sponsored by

Roy Hill & Hancock Prospecting logo

Hancock Prospecting

 

Dhruv Deepak Saxena

MD, Riverina Oils & Bio Energy

 


 

Manufacturing Executive of the Year

Sponsored by

Zarraffa's

 

Nigel Garrard

CEO & MD, Orora

 


 

Building & Construction Executive of the Year

 

Danny Assabgy

CEO, Hudson Homes

 


 

Health & Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year

 

Stephen Cornelissen

Group CEO, Mercy Health

 


 

IT & Telecommunications Executive of the Year

Sponsored by

Boardpad logo

 

Tim Reed

CEO, MYOB

 


 

Transport & Logistics Executive of the Year

 

Gary Edstein

CEO Oceania, DHL Express

 


 

Retail Executive of the Year

 

John Winning

CEO, Winning Group

 


Media Executive of the Year

Jason Dooris

CEO, Atomic 212° Group