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Be seen alongside Maserati and Ulysse Nardin in powerful branding opportunity

Sponsorship is a vital cog for the 2021 Executive of the Year Awards.

Executive of the year awards celebrates sponsorships

Being seen alongside powerful companies including Maserati and Ulysse Nardin can do wonders for your overall brand success. With sponsorships playing a crucial role in boosting reputation, The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards is the ideal platform for future growth.

For the past decade, thousands of Australia’s best business minds have come together to celebrate their industries’ top performers at the Awards. However, honouring these astonishing achievements of the corporate world wouldn’t be possible without paramount sponsorships from leading global ventures.

As The CEO Magazine gears up to celebrate the 10th annual ceremony, the esteemed event welcomes back valued sponsors including Westpac Private Bank while embracing new sponsorships from global companies including KOL Group.

And this year will be unlike any other, making it an exciting opportunity for current – and future – sponsors.

The prestigious event will commend executives at the height of their careers as well as the entrepreneurs hungry to make a difference through their startup ventures. A monumental occasion of firsts, the Awards will also laud three CEOs of the Year (instead of the traditional one).

Tasked with the challenging crowning decisions are the highly experienced judges:

  • Chris Dutton, Co-Founder, The CEO Magazine
  • Grant Barling, General Manager, Maserati Australia and New Zealand
  • John Karagounis, Managing Director and CEO, The CEO Circle
  • Louise Adams, Group Chief Operating Officer, Aurecon Australia and New Zealand
  • Tobi Pearce, CEO, Sweat
  • Rosi Fernandez, Managing Director, La Prairie Group Australia and New Zealand
  • Dorry Kordahi, Co-Owner and President, Illawarra Hawks and Managing Director and Co-Owner, DKM Blue
  • Tim Gurner, Owner, GURNER
  • Lynette Phillips, Founder and CEO, MAXMEDIALAB and MAXCONNECTORS
  • Soren Trampedach, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Work Club Global

Hosted at The Star, Sydney, on 24 February 2022, the Awards will welcome the nation’s most prominent executives, corporate figures and thought leaders, making it a golden opportunity for brand awareness. Vaccination requirement is to be confirmed.

Sponsorships bringing the Executive of the Year Awards to life

Executive of the Year Awards sponsorships


As one of the most luxurious marques in the world, the Italian manufacturer has sponsored the Executive of the Year Awards for the past nine years. With regular Maserati models on show at the gala dinner, the Major Sponsor has exclusive rights to the Awards, offering a luxurious touch to the evening. The newest vehicles are often on display for the evening, allowing Australia’s top decision-makers to sit in the driver’s seat, getting a feel for the opulence of cars such as the new hybrid, the Maserati Ghibli. Maserati Australia and New Zealand’s newly appointed General Manager Grant Barling will also join the elite judging panel for 2021.

KOL Group

With offices in China, the UK, the US and Australia, KOL Group was launched almost nine years ago by Founder and CEO Maggie Kim. Focused on technology and sustainability, the firm acts as a conduit between Asia and Australia. Committed to being the trusted partner on projects that benefit the global community, KOL Group uses its existing investors while also adding impressive value to new connections, many of which do not invest in Australia without the firm’s introductions.

Ulysse Nardin

The pinnacle for nautical chronometers, Ulysse Nardin has upheld Swiss excellence for 175 years. Inspired by the ocean, its trailblazing timepieces are forged with heritage and bespoke craftsmanship. The watch of choice for explorers, athletes and artists, Ulysse Nardin encompasses the attitude for pioneers to create their own destiny – much like the determination of executives.


Driven to make people feel better through natural choices, the leading wellness business is at the forefront of the natural beauty movement. BWX is home to five brands that are led from its global offices in Australia and the US. The ASX-listed business, whose CEO Dave Fenlon was a judge at the 2019 Executive of the Year Awards, has been transforming lives, making them free of toxins, since 2013 – and it’s a movement worth almost A$6 trillion globally.

Westpac Private Bank

As one of Australia’s most awarded private banks, Westpac Private Bank is a trusted partner of high-net-worth individuals, offering unique investment intelligence opportunities. By adding value through everyday banking and complex wealth structuring, the entity works with a number of clients including Family Offices with a net worth of more than A$100 million as well as unlocking liquidity for a business owner to purchase a new company.

Parramatta Eels

Adding to the vast assortment of sponsorships for 2021 is a leading Australian sporting team. The Parramatta Eels is a professional rugby league club that has been integral to the expansion of Western Sydney. While it may be a sporting club, the Parramatta Eels invested more than A$1 million in 2018 to contribute to the growth of the city.

Precision Group

Founded in 1994, Precision Group has developed into one of the most successful private property investment companies in Australia and New Zealand. With a plethora of shopping centres and commercial and hospitality properties in its portfolio, the Group has more than A$1 billion worth of assets and more than 100 employees across the two nations.


In a digital world, there is perhaps nothing more important than protecting businesses from online threats. For the past two decades PRO IT has been supporting its clients across every facet of technology – whether it’s through remote support, cloud services or the procurement and supply of IT-related products. Having worked with international and Australian financial institutions, stock exchanges and not-for-profit organisations, the company has acquired 90 per cent of its accounts through referrals.


The A$15-billion-dollar multi-industry company boasts visionaries, creators and thought leaders who are dedicated to pushing the boundaries as aviation specialists to soar to new heights. From Bell helicopters and Citation business jets to industrial vehicles including its specialised golf cars, the limits are endless for Textron’s manufacturing expertise.

EO Brisbane

A network for more than 14,000 like-minded leaders, Entrepreneurs’ Organization connects founders from around the globe with each other to share lived experiences and support collaborative learning. Committed to transforming the lives of startups since 1987, the members-only network exists to help each other succeed as well as giving entrepreneurs access to the world’s top experts.

Work Club

With much of the world forced to change how they work during the pandemic, it’s locations like Work Club that will lead the future of office spaces, reshaping traditional workplaces. Established eight years ago, Work Club acts as a hub of innovation where people from all types of industries can gather to work, allowing them to bounce ideas and collaborate in a unique way. Not only is Work Club a sponsor of the Awards, its Founder, Chairman and CEO Soren Trampedach is among the esteemed judges for 2021.

Do you want to be seen alongside the likes of Maserati and Ulysse Nardin? There is a strictly limited number of sponsorships available for the 2021 Executive of the Year Awards. Please contact Emily Ewens, PR and Communications Director – Luxury and Lifestyle, for more information.

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