Recognition. Exposure. Celebration.

On Thursday 14 November 2019, The CEO Magazine’s prestigious business awards event – the Executive of the Year Awards – will return for its eighth year.

The finalists of the 2019 Executive of the Year Awards have been announced!

As one of Australia’s premier events on the corporate calendar, the night has become synonymous with shining a spotlight on the achievements of the individuals who make this country great.

Coming together under one roof for the business awards ceremony, an exceptional mix of successful executives and entrepreneurs will celebrate the inspirational leaders of the past 12 months.

From CEOs to self-starters, authors to activists, tech pioneers to thought leaders, past attendees have included the likes of Mark Nielsen, Gina Rinehart, Barry Fitzgerald, Christine Holgate, Steve Baxter, Lorna Jane Clarkson, John Winning, Janine Allis and Michael Ebeid.

Want to know more? We answer all your questions about The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards

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Tickets are now on sale

Applications for the 2019 Executive of the Year Awards have now closed. Attend the business awards ceremony and celebrate with the winners.

 


 


When is it?

The business awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 14 November 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Where is it taking place?

We'll see you at The Palladium at Crown, Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Can I attend?

Yes – tickets to the biggest night on the corporate calendar go on sale in July 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Business Awards Application

Why enter the Executive of the Year Awards?

As well as recognition, exposure, an opportunity to network with the leading players in Australian business and a celebration thrown in your honour, winners across the 24 business awards categories receive an elegant trophy and media coverage from The CEO Magazine and other outlets.

The winner of the CEO of the Year Award will be the cover star of The CEO Magazine ANZ’s January/February issue and will be invited to join the judging panel at the following year’s awards.

 


 

Benefits of getting involved with this year's business awards

 


Nation-wide recognition

The spotlight is on the individuals who make Australia's companies tick. Get the recognition you’ve worked hard for and share the journey with your team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Access to an exclusive network

The event attracts more than 600 guests and nominees from Australia’s leading brands so it presents the perfect opportunity to network and make highly valuable contacts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Amazing exposure

Share the story behind your business's success to inspire like-minded peers, while exposing your brand to the people who need to know about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

What can I expect from the event? Relive the excitement of the 2018 Executive of the Year Awards held at the ICC Sydney.


 

Sponsors for 2019

Our sponsors are our valued partners and for 2019 we already have a diverse mix of brands on board. We’re pleased to welcome back Maserati as our major sponsor for the CEO of the Year Award. Montblanc joins as the CFO of the Year sponsor, Work Club Global for the Start-Up category, and IG Group for Managing Director of the Year. Then there's CEO Legacy Books sponsoring the COO of the Year, Onda Group which is sponsoring Professional Services Executive of the Year, The Dalmore for Marketing Executive of the Year and Bang and Olufsen for Media Executive of the Year. We are also pleased to welcome Soneva as the sponsor for the Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year category, Change Makers Rule Breakers who are sponsoring the Not-for-Profit Executive of the Year Award category, and Fly Airly who join us by sponsoring the Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year Award category. Lynx People join us in sponsoring the HR Executive of the Year Award category this year and Westpac Private Bank is sponsoring the Financial Services and Insurance Executive of the Year Award category.

 

 

CEO OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

Maserati Sponsors CEO of the Year

 

CFO OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

Mont Blanc Sponsors CFO of the Year

 

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

IG Sponsors Managing Director of the Year

 

START-UP EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

Work Club Sponsors Start-Up Executive of the Year

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

ONDA Group Sponsors Professional Services Executive of the Year

 

 

 

NOT-FOR-PROFIT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

Change Makers Rule Breakers sponsor Not-for-Profit Executive of the Year

 

 

HR EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

Lynx People sponsors HR  Executive of the Year

 

 

MARKETING EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

The Dalmore Sponsors Marketing Executive of the Year

 

 

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

Soneva Sponsors Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year

 

 

MEDIA EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

Bang & Olufsen Sponsors Media Executive of the Year

 

 

COO OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

CEO Legacy Books Sponsors COO of the Year

 

 

TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

Fly Airly sponsors Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year

 

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INSURANCE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

Westpac Private Bank sponsors Financial Services and Insurance Executive of the Year

 

Learn more


 

 

Categories and criteria

Don’t submit your application without reading this first. We outline all of the ‘must haves’ to ensure that you’re eligible to enter this year’s awards.

 

 

 

The judging panel

From the Australian MD of Twitter to the force behind retail powerhouse Sportsgirl, we’re excited to announce our impressive line-up of judges for 2019.

 

 

 

Last year's winner

We spoke to Mark Nielsen of Talent International to learn more about his journey and see what he did to take out the major category, CEO of the Year, in 2018.

 

 

 

 

Ticket sales are open for this year's business awards

What are you waiting for? Don't miss out on the opportunity to network among Australia's corporate elite.