An expert panel of judges

The Executive of the Year Awards are judged by a panel of highly regarded business professionals, whose knowledge collectively covers the broad spectrum of award categories presented at the event. The judges are well-respected experts in their industries with vast experience in their professional careers.

The 2017 judges will be faced with the hard task of filtering through all the finalists to agree on one winner for each of the 24 categories.

  • Executive Awards JudgeLibby Roy

    Libby Roy

    VP & MD of PayPal Australia

    An experienced, performancedriven business leader, Libby joined PayPal in 2015 with a track record of successful leadership of large, complex professional & financial service firms.

  • Executive Awards JudgeLarry Kestelman

    Larry Kestelman

    Founder of The LK Group

    Larry is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur whose limitless enthusiasm for business has bred a winning culture throughout the expanding portfolio of companies over which he presides.

  • Executive Awards JudgeShelly Park

    Shelly Park

    Chief Executive & Executive Board Member of Red Cross Blood Service

    Shelly Park is Chief Executive and Executive Board Member of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

  • Executive Awards JudgeStephen Cornelissen

    Stephen Cornelissen

    Group CEO of Mercy Health

    2016 CEO of the Year, Stephen Cornelissen is an experienced health care executive who has worked in a range of roles in hospitals, community & government organisations.

  • Executive Awards JudgeMichael Derin

    Michael Derin

    CEO & Founding Partner of Azure Group

    Michael Derin has more than 25 years of experience as a corporate advisor & more recently as CEO across AsiaPacific.

  • Executive Awards JudgeHolly Ransom

    Holly Ransom

    CEO of Emergent

    Holly is an experienced non-executive Director across the private, government and nonprofit sectors, in a statutory and advisory board capacity.

  • Executive Awards JudgeJanine Allis

    Janine Allis

    Founder of Boost Juice & Retail Zoo and Investor on Shark Tank Australia

    An adventurer at heart. Travelling the world as a young backpacker in the 1980s, she took jobs ranging from a camp counsellor in the US to working on David Bowie’s yacht in the south of France.

  • Executive Awards JudgeJohn Karagounis

    John Karagounis

    CEO of The CEO Circle

    As CEO of The CEO Circle, John Karagounis is a high-achieving visionary, always striving to ensure that the brand is synonymous with excellence.

  • Executive Awards JudgeChris Dutton

    Chris Dutton

    CEO of The CEO Magazine

    A true entrepreneur, Chris Dutton founded The CEO Magazine with just $500, working from a spare bedroom after arriving in Australia.

  • Executive Awards JudgeDaniel Di Loreto

    Daniel Di Loreto

    MD of The CEO Magazine

    Having always had a passionate interest in publishing, Daniel Di Loreto founded his own magazine while contributing to some of the world's top media titles.