HR Executive of the Year

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Be able to demonstrate excellence in their role as a senior HR professional.
  • Be employed in a full-time senior position for a private, public, not-for-profit, or government organisation in Australia that reaches an annual turnover of $5m+.
  • Be available to attend the awards from 6pm to 11pm on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at Crown Melbourne.

Application criteria

As part of the application process, applicants are required to answer four equally weighted questions that refer to achievements in the last 12 months. Each answer has a maximum length of 200 words. The questions for HR Executive of the Year are outlined below.

  1. What were your main objectives this year, and how did you achieve them?
  2. What strategies did you implement to attract, train and retain quality employees?
  3. What actions did you take to address gender equality and diversity within your organisation?
  4. Why should you win this award?

Application process

1. Check criteria

Check eligibility criteria above

2. Register online

Begin application in awards portal

3. Answer questions

Answer questions as outlined above

4. Upload attachments

Upload any supporting documents (optional)

5. Submit application

Submit application and pay fee ($199)

HR Executive of the Year – Hall of Fame

Linda Redfearn, Head of HR of Blackmores

2016 HR Executive of the Year

Linda Redfearn
Head of HR


Robyn Batson Photo

2015 HR Executive of the Year

Robyn Batson
Group People & Development Manager
Sportsgirl/Sussan Group


Alicia Gleeson Photo

2014 HR Executive of the Year

Alicia Gleeson
Executive General Manager
Crown Group


Geraldine Leslie Photo

2013 HR Executive of the Year

Geraldine Leslie
General Manager of People and Safety
SP AusNet