On a beautiful night in Sydney, the publication that you hold in your hands hosted the 2012 Executive of the Year Awards, recognising Australia’s best C-suite leaders. The top accolade for the evening went to Gilman Wong, CEO of Sirtex Medical. Gilman received the award for his tireless work with the global workforce that has brought hope and relief to people with inoperable liver cancer.

Before joining the biotechnology giant, Gilman had a senior role at now-defunct whitegoods manufacturer Email. After a decade of senior roles with Email, Gilman joined Sirtex in 2005, bringing extensive business acumen, a keen understanding of sales and marketing, and an insatiable thirst for knowledge to the global medical company.

Gilman shares his experiences with The CEO Magazine, looking at his time with Sirtex Medical Limited, the staggering growth the organisation has enjoyed, and the most rewarding aspects of working in medical biotechnology.