CEO of the Year

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Be able to demonstrate excellence in their role as a CEO.
  • Be employed in a full-time 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.
  • Must also apply for an industry award.

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 CEO of the Year are outlined below.

  1. What were your main objectives this year, and how did you achieve them?
  2. What initiatives have you implemented that have positively impacted more than just the bottom line?
  3. How have you transformed your organisation to better service your industry?
  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)

CEO of the Year – Hall of Fame

 Stephen Cornelissen

2016 CEO of the Year

Stephen Cornelissen
Group CEO
Mercy Health


 Christine Holgate Photo

2015 CEO of the Year

Christine Holgate
Blackmores Group


Ciaran Davis Photo

2014 CEO of the Year

Ciaran Davis


Kevin Gallagher Photo

2013 CEO of the Year

Kevin Gallagher


Gilman Wong Photo

2012 CEO of the Year

Gilman Wong
Sirtex Medical