2018 Executive of the Year Awards – Finalists announced

Congratulations to all of the finalists in The CEO Magazine’s 2018 Executive of the Year Awards.

We will announce the winners at the awards ceremony in Sydney on 21 November 2018.


Major award

CEO of the Year

Rob Atkinson

CEO

ARN


Stephen Canning

CEO

JCurve Solutions


Rob Goudswaard

CEO

Credit Union Australia



Mark Nielsen

APAC CEO and Executive Director

Talent International



Giuseppe Porcelli

Founder and CEO

Lakeba Group


Shelley Sullivan

CEO and Founder

ModelCo


James Thornton

CEO

Intrepid Group


Justin Wang

Founder and Managing Director

Property Investors Alliance


John Winning

CEO

Winning Group


Steven Wright

CEO

BIG4 Holiday Parks of Australia


Job-specific awards

Sales Executive of the Year

Mike Cameron

Group Executive, Customer and Revenue

Property Exchange Australia


Kathryn Marshall

CCO

Acquire BPO


David Roddick

Sales and Marketing Director

Adshel


Jack Ukil

Director of Sales

Cvent Australia


Marketing Executive of the Year

Adriana Giometti

Chief Marketing and Corporate Relations Officer

Holman Webb Lawyers

Ric Navarro

Global Director, Marketing and Communications

Norman Disney and Young

Kate Massey

CMO

JCurve Solutions


Lisa Stockwell

Marketing Director

Arrow ECS ANZ


HR Executive of the Year

Franck Appleby

People and Performance Director

Adshel


Stig Bell

Director of People and Culture

SBS


Marissa Daras

National People and Culture Director

ARN


Michael Morris

Head of Talent

Employsure


CIO of the Year

Peter Auhl

CIO

City of Adelaide


William Confalonieri

Chief Digital Officer, CIO and Vice President

Deakin University

Dr Philip Nesci

Executive Director, Information and Communications Technology

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Mary-Lou O’Brien

Chief Digital Officer

Melbourne Girls Grammar School

Brett Winn

CIO

Blackmores


CFO of the Year

James Aulsebrook

CFO

JCurve Solutions


Adam Campbell

CFO

Flight Centre Travel Group


Janelle Hopkins

Group CFO

Australia Post


Magdalena Kosior-Molloy

CFO

Holman Webb Lawyers


Trent Millane

Commercial Director

MediaCom


Managing Director of the Year

Caleb Bush

Managing Director and Vice President

George P. Johnson Australia


Emma Hanh Ma

CEO and Managing Director

Health World Pharmaceuticals Australia

Oliver Horn

Managing Director

Swisse Wellness


Libby Roy

Managing Director and Vice President

PayPal Australia

Ron Santiago

Managing Director

Europcar Australia and New Zealand


Recognition awards

Justin Barwick

Executive Assistant to the Chief Human Resources Officer

Serco Asia Pacific

Megan Green

Executive Assistant to the CEO Perfection Farms and to the Joint Managing Director

Victor Smorgon Group

Executive Assistant of the Year

Lydia Hart

Executive Assistant and Supervisor Administration

Roy Hill Holdings

Kathryn Moir

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Not-For-Profit Executive of the Year

Gerry Andersen OAM

CEO and Company Secretary

Foodbank NSW and ACT


Rochelle Courtenay

Founder and Managing Director

Share the Dignity


Vedran Drakulic OAM

CEO and Company Secretary

Gandel Philanthropy


Arabella Gibson

CEO

Gidget Foundation Australia


Young Executive of the Year

Akash Ahluwalia

Managing Director

Jenny Craig and Curves



Kate Massey

CMO

JCurve Solutions



Andrew Shea

CEO

Builders Academy Australia


Sabri Suby

Founder and Head of Growth

KingKong


Industry awards

Media Executive of the Year

Rob Atkinson

CEO

ARN


Caleb Bush

Managing Director and Vice President

George P. Johnson Australia

Nick Hardie-Grant

Managing Director

Hardie Grant Media


Sebastián Siseles

International Director

Freelancer.com


Retail Executive of the Year

Rhian Allen

Founder

The Healthy Mummy


Shelley Sullivan

CEO and Founder

ModelCo


Thorsten Wichtendahl

CEO

Australian Geographic, 

The Co-op


John Winning

CEO

Winning Group


Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year

Neil Scales OBE

Director-General

Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD)

Dan Reeve

Market Director, Transport and Logistics

SMEC

Ian Kent

CEO

Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group

James English

Managing Director

Ace Parking

IT and Telecommunications Executive of the Year

Carolyn Breeze

Director and Head of Australia

Braintree

Stephen Canning

CEO

JCurve Solutions

Tara Commerford

Vice President and Managing Director Australia New Zealand

GoDaddy

Peter Maloney

CEO

GlobalX


Health and Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year

Lesley Braun

Director

Blackmores Institute

Dr Aniss Chami

CEO and Co-Founder

Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Matt Muscio

CEO and Managing Director

LifeHealthcare

Emma Hanh Ma

CEO and Managing Director

Health World Pharmaceuticals Australia

Dr Joanne Pink

Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director Clinical Services and Research

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Building and Construction Executive of the Year

Joshua Ridley

CEO and Co-Founder

Willow

Emma Hendry

CEO

Hendry Group

Robert Antoun

Managing Director and Founder

Antoun Civil Engineering

Ryan Steyn

CEO and Founding Director

Empower Construction

Manufacturing Executive of the Year

Dr Aniss Chami

CEO and Co-Founder

Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Vanessa Katsanevakis

Director

Sussex Taps

Stuart Payne

Director

GP Graders

Dr Allen Saylav

CEO

Avass Group

Energy and Resources Executive of the Year

George Bauk

CEO and Managing Director

Northern Minerals

Dhruv Deepak Saxena

Managing Director

Riverina Oils & Bio Energy

Mark Williams

Managing Director

GWMWater

Anson Zhang

CEO and Co-Founder

One Stop Warehouse

Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year

Sean Hunt

Area Vice President of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific

Marriott International

John O’Sullivan

Managing Director

Tourism Australia

James Thornton

CEO

Intrepid Group

Melanie Waters-Ryan

COO

Flight Centre Travel Group

Financial Services Executive of the Year

Dr Michelle Deaker

Founder and Managing Partner

OneVentures

Rob Goudswaard

CEO

Credit Union Australia

Angus McDonald

CEO and Co-Founder

Cover Genius


Libby Roy

Managing Director and Vice President

PayPal Australia

Professional Services Executive of the Year

Elizabeth Compton

CEO

LanguageLoop

Glenn McPhee

Director of Recruiting Services

ManpowerGroup Australia and New Zealand

Mark Nielsen

APAC CEO and Executive Director

Talent International

Justin Wang

Founder and Managing Director

Property Investors Alliance

Education Executive of the Year

Mathew Jacobson

Founder and CEO

Ducere Global Business School


Neel Khokhani

CEO

Soar Aviation


Anthony Mondello

CEO

Online Education


Andrew Shea

CEO

Builders Academy Australia


Start-Up Executive of the Year

Martin Beeche 

Co-Founder and CEO 

Prosper Education

Sue Jauncey

Founder and Director

Pulse

Rajan Kumar

Co-Founder and Managing Director

The Lumery

Andrew Thorn

Founder and CEO

DigitalMaas