The CEO Magazine has announced the winners of its 2017 Executive Of The Year Awards at Crown Melbourne last night.
SBS’ CEO Michael Ebeid took the top prize being named CEO Magazine’s top CEO for 2017. Runner-up to Ebeid was Atomic 212’s Jason Dooris.
Ebeid also won the media executive of the year category.
The annual awards are open to anyone in business and are not media/marketing specific.
Other winners last night included:
Media Executive of the Year – Michael Ebeid, CEO and Managing Director, SBS
Retail Executive of the Year – Shelley Sullivan, Founder and CEO, ModelCo
Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year – Bob Black, CEO StarTrack and Group COO Australia Post
IT and Telecommunications Executive of the Year – Trent Innes, Managing Director, Xero Australia
Health and Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year – Nathan Cheong, Managing Director, BioCeuticals
Building and Construction Executive of the Year – George Boumoussa, CEO and Managing Director, GJ Building and Contracting
Manufacturing Executive of the Year – Dr Aniss G.E. Chami, CEO, Vitex Pharmaceuticals
Energy and Resources Executive of the Year – Barry Fitzgerald, CEO, Roy Hill
Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year – Ann Sherry, Executive Chairman, Carnival Australia
Financial Services Executive of the Year -Stephen Capello, CEO, BankVic
Professional Services Executive of the Year -Scott Stavretis, CEO, Acquire BPO
Executive Assistant of the Year – Simone Koolloos, Executive Assistant to Group CEO, Blackmores
Not-For-Profit Executive of the Year – Caitlin Pearson, General Manager of Marketing and Engagement, Macarthur Disability Services
Start-Up Executive of the Year – Anthony Svirskis, CEO, TRIBE
Young Executive of the Year – Sara Kahlau, General Manager, Office of the CEO, icare
Sales Executive of the Year -Steven Hoyle, Commercial Director, Employsure (DRAW) and Andrea Ingham, Director of Sales ANZ, Spotify (DRAW)
Marketing Executive of the Year – Trisca Scott-Branagan, Executive Director, Marketing, Deakin University,
HR Executive of the Year – Mari Ruiz, Chief People and Culture Officer, BankVic
CIO of the Year – Andrea Walsh, CIO, Isentia (RUNNER-UP)
Peter Auhl, CIO, City of Adelaide (WINNER)
CFO of the Year – Magdalena Kosior-Molloy, CFO, Holman Webb Lawyers (RUNNER-UP)
Morten Belling, Finance Director, Menulog Australia and New Zealand (WINNER)
Chairperson of the Year – Ann Sherry, Executive Chairman, Carnival Australia (RUNNER-UP)
Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting Group (WINNER)
Managing Director of the Year – Alistair Venn, Managing Director, Menulog Australia and New Zealand (RUNNER-UP)
Trent Innes, Managing Director, Xero Australia (WINNER)
CEO and Founder of The CEO Magazine Chris Dutton said he was extremely proud that the Australian business community continued to embrace the Executive of the Year Awards.
“It really is an honour to stage an event that is a true celebration of Australia’s leading business executives. Many thanks go to the companies for embracing our awards – the amount of entries every year is staggering; it’s a fantastic achievement for all finalists and winners.
“The superb business acumen displayed by applicants across all categories is truly inspiring. The winners are individuals who are working to build the Australian economy, they share those defining attributes of leadership, innovation, and the courage to take risks, and have also shown they are willing to drive strategic change.innovation, and the courage to take risks, and have also shown they are willing to drive strategic change. The most important assets in any business really are the staff, and that is the very essence of these awards.”