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2016 Executive of the Year Awards

Now in its fifth year, the Australian Executive of the Year Awards is hosted by Eddie McGuire and attracts more than 550 guests and nominees from Australia’s leading brands. It offers executives the opportunity to reflect on their success and use those insights to achieve greater things in the future.

Gala awards night

Date: Thursday 24 November 2016 Venue: Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour, Sydney


Open: Friday 1 April 2016 Close: Thursday 30 June 2016


The Executive of the Year Awards are judged by a panel of highly regarded business professionals, whose knowledge collectively covers the broad spectrum of award categories presented at the event. The judges are well-respected experts in their industries with vast experience in their professional careers.

The 2016 judges will be faced with the hard task of filtering through all the finalists to agree on one winner for each of the 24 categories.

The six-person judges panel included:

  • Naomi Simon, Founder of RedBalloon
  • Scott Stavretis, CEO of Acquire BPO
  • Mark van Dyck, MD of Compass Group
  • John Karagounis, CEO of The CEO Circle
  • Chris Dutton, CEO of The CEO Magazine and
  • Daniel Di Loreto, MD of The CEO Magazine

Entrants can be nominated for 24 awards across a number of categories, including industry awards, recognition awards, job-specific awards and the major award; CEO of the Year.

For more information on award categories, judging criteria and the application process, visit