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To be eligible for the Professional Services Executive of the Year award, applicants should:

  • Be able to demonstrate excellence in their role role within the professional services industry (legal services, doctors, accountancy firms, architecture/design, engineering firms, management and business consultants/services, and/or training and education providers).

Professional Services Executive of the Year – Finalists

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Laura Ruffles

CEO Australia and New Zealand and Global COO

Corporate Travel Management

My passion is to continue to inspire our teams to challenge themselves and create a culture of innovation, empowerment and stretch with simple measures and messages.


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Murray Hunter


Design + Industry

We must transition to this new form of ‘knowledge economy’, and focus on how we can capitalise on this ‘ideas boom’.

Read more about Murray here.


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Nicholas Deeks

Managing Director

WT Partnership

I want our people and business to break the shackles of a traditional quantity surveyor. Be bold, disruptive & innovate.


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Tim Orton

Managing Director

Nous Group

A big part of being a great business leader is willingness to grow and admit when things can be improved.