As we look towards the upcoming 2020 Executive of the Year Awards, we take a moment to remind ourselves of the successful executives who were commemorated at last year’s event. Behold: all the deserved winners of the 2019 Executive of the Year Awards.

From David Hackett, winner of CEO of the Year, who encouraged other executives to "have a go" and enter for themselves, to Gina Rinehart who took home the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, there were plenty of noteworthy moments.

Now in its ninth year, The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards is synonymous with shining a spotlight on the achievements of the individuals who make this country tick. Register your interest for the 2020 Executive of the Year Awards.

PHOTOGRAPHY: SCOTT EHLER
 

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David Hackett, CEO of MLC Life Insurance

CEO of the Year

  

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Fiona Johnston, CEO of UM Australia

CEO of the Year Runner-Up and Media Executive of the Year

  

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Anthony Nantes, CEO of Wisr

CEO of the Year Highly Commended

  

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Caleb Bush, Senior Vice President / Managing Director ANZ at GPJ ANZ / Project Worldwide

Managing Director of the Year

  

 
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Kiri Brain, former COO of Nexia Australia

COO of the Year

  

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Leah Weckert, CFO of Coles Group

CFO of the Year

  

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Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting

Lifetime Achievement Award

  

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Vedran Drakulic OAM, CEO of Gandel Philanthropy

Not-For-Profit Executive of the Year

  

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(Left) Scott Walker, National Transport Manager at VISA Global Logistics; (Right) Julian Leach, Co-Founder and CEO of ParcelPoint

Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year – Joint Winners

  

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Matthew Keighran, Managing Director South East Asia Pacific, Hugo Boss

Retail Executive of the Year

  

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Sam El Rihani, Founder and Managing Director of Decode Group

Building and Construction Executive of the Year

  

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Stuart Chesneau, Executive Director (Business Growth and Innovation) at Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Health and Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year

  

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Phillipa Harrison, Executive General Manager International, Tourism Australia

Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year

  

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Bobby Lehane, CEO of CHU Underwriting Agencies

Financial Services and Insurance Executive of the Year

  

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Milan Andjelkovic, Managing Director, Strategy at TM Insight

Professional Services Executive of the Year

  

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Jon Whittle, Executive Dean, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Education Executive of the Year

  

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Justin Barwick, Executive Assistant to Chief Human Resources Officer, Serco Asia Pacific

Executive Assistant of the Year

  

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Krystel Cochico, National Marketing and Communications Manager at VISA Global Logistics

Marketing Executive of the Year

  

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Kristofer Rogers, CEO of Split Payments

Start-Up Executive of the Year

  

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Michael Reid, General Manager QLD, NT and PNG, Cisco

Sales Executive of the Year

  

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Natalie Brooke, HR Manager at Menulog

HR Executive of the Year

  

Missed out on applying for the 2019 Executive of the Year Awards?

 

The Executive of the Year Awards will return in 2020, you can register your interest now.