Executive Assistant of the Year

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Be able to demonstrate excellence in their role as an executive/personal assistant, executive/personal secretary.
  • 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.

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 Executive Assistant of the Year are outlined below.

  1. What were your main objectives this year, and how did you achieve them?
  2. What were your biggest obstacles and how did you overcome them?
  3. In an increasingly digitised office environment, how have you evolved your role to add value to the business?
  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)

Executive Assistant of the Year – Hall of Fame

Larissa Auditore

2016 Executive Assistant of the Year

Larissa Auditore
Executive Assistant to CEO & Managing Director
Insurance and Care NSW


Dimitra Zographos Photo

2015 Executive Assistant of the Year

Dimitra Zographos
Executive Assistant to the Executive and Leadership team
Western Union Business Solutions


Deirdre Swan Photo

2014 Executive Assistant of the Year

Deirdre Swan
Executive Assistant
Delaware North


Tennille Younger Photo

2013 Executive Assistant of the Year

Tennille Younger
Executive Assistant
Sussan Corporation