Now in its 12th year, The CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards continues to raise the bar for recognising business excellence across multiple industries and disciplines.
Deciding which category an applicant should enter is a difficult task, but we’ve compiled all the answers for you right here.
For 2023, we’ve streamlined the categories to ensure the excitement remains high through increased competition.
- CEO of the Year A$100m+
- CEO of the Year A$20m–$100m
- Managing Director of the Year
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Young Executive of the Year
- Startup Executive of the Year
- Not-for-Profit Executive of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement Award (cannot apply)
To recognise the best executives in Australia, there are some must-haves for all applications. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
To be an eligible applicant you must:
- be able to demonstrate excellence in your role,
- be employed in a private, public, not-for-profit business, government organisation or a registered charity in Australia,
- have an annual turnover of more than A$3 million (this excludes the CEO of the Year Awards, Not-for-Profit, Startup (up to A$20m) and Entrepreneur categories),
- reside in Australia,
- work for an organisation that has an Australian Business Number (ABN)/Australian Company Number (ACN),
- be available (if necessary) for an interview with the judges (finalists only),
- be available (if necessary) for a photo shoot (finalists only),
- be available to attend the awards ceremony in Sydney on 16 November 2023.
To be an eligible applicant you must not:
- have filed for bankruptcy,
- be affiliated with The CEO Magazine through investments or donations,
- have been a judge in the 2021 or 2022 Executive of the Year Awards.
Some categories in more detail
CEO of the Year applicants must:
- hold the title of CEO,
- be available (if necessary) for an interview with judges (finalists only),
- supply annual turnover in Australian dollars.
Managing Director of the Year applicants must:
- hold the title of Managing Director.
Startup Executive of the Year applicants must:
- be the founder, co-founder or executive of a business that has been established, founded and/or incorporated since 1 January 2020, with close or substantial connections within the Australian business community.
Young Executive of the Year applicants must:
- be under 35 years of age as of 30 June 2023.
Entrepreneur of the Year applicants must:
- be 18 years of age or older, and qualify as an entrepreneur or as someone who has identified a problem and found a solution that effects a positive change to society.
This year’s winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony at The Star in Sydney, Australia on Thursday, 16 November 2023.