Congratulations to all of the finalists in The CEO Magazine’s 2018 Executive of the Year Awards.
We will announce the winners at the awards ceremony in Sydney on 21 November 2018.

Major award

CEO of the Year

 

Rob Atkinson
CEO
ARN
Stephen Canning
CEO
JCurve Solutions
Rob Goudswaard
CEO
Credit Union Australia
Mark Nielsen
APAC CEO and Executive Director
Talent International
Giuseppe Porcelli
CEO and Co-Founder
Lakeba Group
Shelley Sullivan
CEO and Founder
ModelCo
James Thornton
CEO
Intrepid Group
Justin Wang
Founder and Managing Director
Property Investors Alliance
John Winning
CEO
Winning Group
Steven Wright
CEO
BIG4 Holiday Parks of Australia

Job-specific awards

Managing Director of the Year

 

Caleb Bush
Managing Director and Vice President
George P. Johnson Australia
Emma Hanh Ma
CEO and Managing Director
Health World Pharmaceuticals Australia
Oliver Horn
Managing Director
Swisse Wellness
Libby Roy
Managing Director and Vice President
PayPal Australia
Ron Santiago
Managing Director
Europcar Australia and New Zealand

CFO of the Year

 

James Aulsebrook
CFO
JCurve Solutions
Adam Campbell
CFO
Flight Centre Travel Group
Janelle Hopkins
Group CFO
Australia Post
Magdalena Kosior-Molloy
CFO
Holman Webb Lawyers
Trent Millane
Commercial Director
MediaCom

CIO of the Year

 

Peter Auhl
CIO
City of Adelaide
William Confalonieri
Chief Digital Officer, CIO and Vice President
Deakin University
Dr Philip Nesci
Executive Director, Information and Communications Technology
Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Mary-Lou O’Brien
Chief Digital Officer
Melbourne Girls Grammar School
Brett Winn
CIO
Blackmores

HR Executive of the Year

 

Franck Appleby
People and Performance Director
Adshel
Stig Bell
Director of People and Culture
SBS
Marissa Daras
National People and Culture Director
ARN
Michael Morris
Head of Talent
Employsure

Marketing Executive of the Year

 

Adriana Giometti
Chief Marketing and Corporate Relations Officer
Holman Webb Lawyers
Ric Navarro
Global Director, Marketing and Communications
Norman Disney and Young
Kate Massey
CMO
JCurve Solutions
Lisa Stockwell
Marketing Director
Arrow ECS ANZ

Sales Executive of the Year

 

Mike Cameron
Group Executive, Customer and Revenue
Property Exchange Australia
Kathryn Marshall
CCO
Acquire BPO
David Roddick
Sales and Marketing Director
Adshel
Jack Ukil
Director of Sales
Cvent Australia

Recognition awards

Young Executive of the Year

Akash Ahluwalia
Managing Director
Jenny Craig and Curves
Kate Massey
CMO
JCurve Solutions
Andrew Shea
CEO
Builders Academy Australia
Sabri Suby
Founder and Head of Growth
KingKong

Start-Up Executive of the Year

 

Martin Beeche
Co-Founder and CEO
Prosper Education
Sue Jauncey
Founder and Director
Pulse
Rajan Kumar
Co-Founder and Managing Director
The Lumery
Andrew Thorn
Founder and CEO
DigitalMaas

Not-For-Profit Executive of the Year

 

Gerry Andersen OAM
CEO and Company Secretary
Foodbank NSW and ACT
Rochelle Courtenay
Founder and Managing Director
Share the Dignity
Vedran Drakulic OAM
CEO and Company Secretary
Gandel Philanthropy
Arabella Gibson
CEO
Gidget Foundation Australia

Executive Assistant of the Year

 

Justin Barwick
Executive Assistant to the Chief Human Resources Officer
Serco Asia Pacific
Megan Green
Executive Assistant to the CEO Perfection Farms and to the Joint Managing Director
Victor Smorgon Group
Lydia Hart
Executive Assistant and Supervisor Administration
Roy Hill Holdings
Kathryn Moir
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Industry awards

Education Executive of the Year

Mathew Jacobson
Founder and CEO
Ducere Global Business School
Neel Khokhani
CEO
Soar Aviation
Anthony Mondello
CEO
Online Education
Andrew Shea
CEO
Builders Academy Australia

Professional Services Executive of the Year

 

Elizabeth Compton
CEO
LanguageLoop
Glenn McPhee
Director of Recruiting Services
ManpowerGroup Australia and New Zealand
Mark Nielsen
APAC CEO and Executive Director
Talent International
Justin Wang
Founder and Managing Director
Property Investors Alliance

Financial Services Executive of the Year

 

Dr Michelle Deaker
Founder and Managing Partner
OneVentures
Rob Goudswaard
CEO
Credit Union Australia
Angus McDonald
CEO and Co-Founder
Cover Genius
Libby Roy
Managing Director and Vice President
PayPal Australia

Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year

 

Sean Hunt
Area Vice President of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific
Marriott International
John O’Sullivan
Managing Director
Tourism Australia
James Thornton
CEO
Intrepid Group
Melanie Waters-Ryan
COO
Flight Centre Travel Group

Energy and Resources Executive of the Year

 

George Bauk
CEO and Managing Director
Northern Minerals
Dhruv Deepak Saxena
Managing Director
Riverina Oils & Bio Energy
Mark Williams
Managing Director
GWMWater
Anson Zhang
CEO and Co-Founder
One Stop Warehouse

Manufacturing Executive of the Year

Dr Aniss Chami
CEO and Co-Founder
Vitex Pharmaceuticals
Vanessa Katsanevakis
Director
Sussex Taps
Stuart Payne
Director
GP Graders
Dr Allen Saylav
CEO
Avass Group

Building and Construction Executive of the Year

 

Joshua Ridley
CEO and Co-Founder
Willow
Emma Hendry
CEO
Hendry Group
Robert Antoun
Managing Director and Founder
Antoun Civil Engineering
Ryan Steyn
CEO and Founding Director
Empower Construction

Health and Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year

 

Lesley Braun
Director
Blackmores Institute
Dr Aniss Chami
CEO and Co-Founder
Vitex Pharmaceuticals
Matt Muscio
CEO and Managing Director
LifeHealthcare
Emma Hanh Ma
CEO and Managing Director
Health World Pharmaceuticals Australia
Dr Joanne Pink
Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director Clinical Services and Research
Australian Red Cross Blood Service

IT and Telecommunications Executive of the Year

 

Carolyn Breeze
Director and Head of Australia
Braintree
Stephen Canning
CEO
JCurve Solutions
Tara Commerford
Vice President and Managing Director Australia New Zealand
GoDaddy
Peter Maloney
CEO
GlobalX

Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year

 

Neil Scales OBE
Director-General
Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD)
Dan Reeve
Market Director, Transport and Logistics
SMEC
Ian Kent
CEO
Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group
James English
Managing Director
Ace Parking

Retail Executive of the Year

Rhian Allen
Founder
The Healthy Mummy
Shelley Sullivan
CEO and Founder
ModelCo
Thorsten Wichtendahl
CEO
Australian Geographic, The Co-op
John Winning
CEO
Winning Group

Media Executive of the Year

 

Rob Atkinson
CEO
ARN
Caleb Bush
Managing Director and Vice President
George P. Johnson Australia
Nick Hardie-Grant
Managing Director
Hardie Grant Media
Sebastián Siseles
International Director
Freelancer.com