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2024 Executive of the Year Awards categories and criteria

Here’s a brief rundown of the nine distinguished categories of The CEO Magazine’s 2024 Executive of the Year Awards.

Now in its 13th year, The CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards continues to raise the bar for recognizing business excellence across multiple industries and disciplines.

To help you decide which category an applicant should enter, we’ve compiled all the answers for you right here.

Categories

In 2024, we’ll be focusing on specific sectors. Each applicant should select the sector that best reflects their business offering. The sectors we have chosen for this year are as follows:

  • CEO of the Year Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
  • CEO of the Year Healthcare
  • CEO of the Year Property & Real Estate
  • CEO of the Year Consumer & Entertainment
  • CEO of the Year Information Technology
  • CEO of the Year Not-for-Profit
  • CEO of the Year Public Sector
  • CEO of the Year Energy, Construction & Mining
  • Overall CEO of the Year

Criteria

To recognize the best executives in Australia, there are some must-haves for all applications.

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 organization or a registered charity in Australia;
  • work for an organization that has an Australian Business Number (ABN)/Australian Company Number (ACN);
  • be domiciled/based in Australia;
  • be available for a photoshoot (winners only);
  • hold the title of CEO or one of the following: Managing Director, President, General Manager, Founder or Chief Executive; and
  • be available to attend the Awards ceremony in Sydney on the 14 November, 2024.

To be an eligible applicant you must not:

  • have filed for bankruptcy.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

The categories in more detail

CEO of the Year Banking, Financial Services & Insurance:

Including but not limited to: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Asset Managers, Private Wealth, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Multi-Family Office

CEO of the Year Healthcare:

Including but not limited to: Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals, HealthTech, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Equipment, Corporate Wellness

CEO of the Year Property & Real Estate:

Including but not limited to: Property Developers, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, REITs, Industrial Property, Facilities Management

CEO of the Year Consumer & Entertainment:

Including but not limited to: all consumer products manufactured for end use, and all entertainment-related services and products from movies to theme parks and more

CEO of the Year Information Technology:

Including but not limited to: Software and Services, Hardware and Equipment, Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

CEO of the Year Not-for-Profit:

Including but not limited to: Social Enterprise that has a social aim and operates to benefit a local community or society as a whole. The mission of Social Enterprises can range from community service projects, childcare, recycling companies, apprenticeship programs and more

CEO of the Year Public Sector:

Including but not limited to: Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Safety and Defense, National Health Care services, Civil Service and more

CEO of the Year Energy, Construction & Mining:

Including but not limited to: all companies supplying Energy, Construction and Mining Services and Products

Overall CEO of the Year:

The CEO with the highest score in any sector and decided by the external judges

The application process

Once the applicant has chosen their sector they will be invited to answer questions in the portal from the following categories. Each sector applicant will be asked the same questions within their sector for their application.

  • Brand Sentiment
  • Philanthropy
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Positive Impact on Society
  • Positive Stakeholder Engagement

The candidate that scores the highest cumulative score from the above category questions within their sector submission will be the winner of the sector award.

The CEO with the overall highest cumulative score from across the sectors will be the Overall CEO of the Year.

Entrants will be eligible to win any ONE of the sector awards and the Overall CEO of the Year category.

The judges may enter into video conference calls with nominees to clarify any parts of an application.

While this is a written submission, please add whatever additional documentation – presentations, videos, financials – that you feel may best support your application.

 

Ready to apply?

Visit our applications page HERE.

This year’s winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony at The Star in Sydney, Australia on Thursday, 14 November 2024

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