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There are 22 awards in 2019 across a number of categories, comprising of industry awards, recognition awards, job-specific awards, and one major award.

Major award:
• CEO of the Year

Job-specific awards:
• Managing Director
• COO of the Year
• CFO of the Year
• HR Executive of the Year
• Marketing Executive of the Year
• Sales Executive of the Year

Recognition awards:
• Young Executive of the Year
• Start-Up Executive of the Year
• Executive Assistant of the Year

Industry-specific awards:
• Education Executive of the Year
• Professional Services Executive of the Year
• Financial Services and Insurance Executive of the Year
• Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year
• Energy and Resources Executive of the Year
• Building and Construction Executive of the Year
• Health and Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year
• IT and Telecommunications Executive of the Year
• Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year
• Retail Executive of the Year
• Media Executive of the Year
• Not-For-Profit Executive of the Year

Criteria:

Do you meet the criteria?

In order for us to deliver and recognise the best executives in Australia, there are a few ‘must-haves’ for all applications. If you have any questions about these, please contact awards@theceomagazine.com

To be an eligible applicant you must:
• Be able to demonstrate excellence in your role
• Be employed in a full-time position in a private, public, not-for-profit or government organisation, or a registered charity in Australia
• Have an annual turnover of more than A$5 million (Exclude NFP and Start-Up)
• Reside in Australia
• Work for an organisation that has an Australian Business Number
• Be available to attend the awards ceremony from 6–11pm on Thursday 14 November 2019 at The Palladium at Crown, Melbourne
• Apply for an industry category (applicable to CEO and Managing Director categories only)
• Be available (if necessary) for an interview with judges (finalists only)

Some categories explained in more detail:
• Professional Services Executive of the Year:
Real estate, medical, accountancy, architectural, design, and engineering firms, legal services, and management and business consultants/services

• Financial Services and Insurance Executive of the Year:
Credit unions, credit card providers, insurance companies, consumer finance, stock brokerages, investment and hedge fund companies

• Retail Executive of the Year:
Bricks and mortar, and online

• Manufacturing Executive of the Year:
Products must be manufactured in Australia

• Start-Up Executive of the Year:
Be the founder, co-founder or executive of a business that has been established, founded and/or incorporated within the past three years, with close or substantial connections within the Australian business community

• Young Executive of the Year:
Be 35 years of age or under as of 30 June 2019

• Building and Construction Executive of the Year:
Commercial and residential, land preparation, equipment hire, and construction/development companies

• Energy and Resources Executive of the Year:
Exploration, mining, production and/or sale of resources/minerals, agriculture, forestry, commercial fishing and water services

• Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year:
Travel and event companies, attractions, accommodation, venues, clubs (including RSL and sports clubs), restaurants and cafes

• Health and Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year:
Health services, medical equipment and research companies

• IT and Telecommunications Executive of the Year:
Programming and scripting, data storage and retrieval, systems architecture, systems and software integration, hardware, and software (including service providers) businesses

• Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year:
Road transport, warehousing, rail, aviation, maritime, logistics and/or port services

• Media Executive of the Year:
Advertising, PR, television, music, film, entertainment, broadcasting, print and internet-based media

• Education Executive of the Year:
Preschools, schools, technical colleges, training centres and universities, training and education providers

Got what it takes to enter the 2019 Executive of the Year Awards? Complete the application – the process couldn’t be simpler. Good luck!
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